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Jordanian to make UFC history

By JT - Aug 08,2020 - Last updated at Aug 08,2020

AMMAN — Ali Al Qaisi will make history by becoming the first Jordanian to fight in the prestigious Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

The 29-year-old will fight Irwin Rivera in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The experienced Mexican won four times in his nine fights.

Qaisi, known as “The Royal Fighter”, has been one of the Middle East’s top Mixed Martial Arts performers in recent years and signed a deal with the UFC after impressing a regional events including “Brave” and “Desert Force”.

“I have worked so hard to get to this position so will be making the most of my opportunity,” he said. “I’m so honoured to be the first Jordanian fighter to raise the Jordan flag at such an event. But this is just the beginning, the hard work is yet to come.”


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