A huge knockout dealt by Brazilian Juscelino Ferreira to Syria’s Tarek Suleiman put an end to the main draw in the 10-fight card of the UAE Warriors 11 on Friday night. Viewed by more than one billion fans worldwide, the two champs met in the catchweight 90kg category.
This was held behind closed doors in Zayed Sports City and telecast live on 27 television channels across the world, including Abu Dhabi Sports.
Ahead of the encounter, Suleiman was undefeated in two UAE Warriors appearances. He stopped UFC veteran Englishman Oli Thompson in the second round of the light heavyweight title fight in May 2019 and secured a similar victory over Steven Kennedy of Australia in November.
More than one billion television viewers worldwide watched behind-closed-doors event at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City.
Established in 2012, UAE Warriors has cultivated an international reputation amongst industry leaders and fans alike through the consistent delivery of action-packed match-ups and top-tier production. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world and is growing in popularity here in Abu Dhabi.
UAE Warriors has to date realized 10 events across 5 nations with an additional 7 shows scheduled for 2019 alone. Relaunched in January 2019 under the revamped management of Palms Sports, the unprecedented success attained in terms of both production and fan engagement resulted in the evolution of the brand to encompass and proudly represent the nation as a whole.