History was made at UAE Warriors 43 as the promotion crowned its first unified Africa/Arabia champion on a huge night in Abu Dhabi.

The main event featured a champion-versus-champion battle as UAE Africa welterweight champion Wisem Hammami defeated UAE Arabia welterweight champion Badreddine Diani via first-round TKO to capture the unified title at the Etihad Arena.

For the first time ever in the promotion’s history, both titles were put on the line as the two champions went head-to-head to crown the promotion’s inaugural unified champion.

Hammami was making his return after more than a year away, but he didn’t miss a beat as he overwhelmed Diani with strikes to claim a historic win in less than half a round.

The co-main event saw Abdullah Boushehri claim his 10th career victory with a second-round armbar finish of Adham Mohamed while

Shehab Noaman scored a buzzer-beating first-round knockout of Mohamed Al Ketheeri in their flyweight matchup.

UAE Warriors 43: Official results

  • Wisem Hammami def. Badreddine Diani via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:12 – for unified Africa/Arabia welterweight title
  • Abdullah Boushehri def. Adham Mohamed via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 2:55
  • Shehab Noaman def. Mohamed Al Ketheeri via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 4:58
  • Abdalrahman Alhyasat def. Anuar Bensayiid via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Namo Fazil def. Khaled Amr via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:45
  • Maraoune Bellagouit def. Abdi Farah via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:51
  • Qais Burmawi def. Mahmmad Mutie via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:42
  • Eman Almudhaf def. Haiat Farag Youssef via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:33
  • Mahamed Mamdooh def. Youness Mandor via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Wasem Anwar def. Mahmoud Abd El Raouf via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 3:39
  • Rayan Chaieb def. Mahmoud Mohamed via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:22
  • Shadi Kabbani def. Walid Ait Tami via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)