Lebanese Mixed Martial Arts Federation
Even though it's off Topic of Basketball, thought i'd share the news in here!
There has been official talks lately to launch a Lebanese Mixed Martial Arts Federation, finally the federation is a reality and will be working under the umbrella of the Lebanese Wrestling Federation.
I had the honor of being named a member of the Development committee and believe it or not, after 48 Hours only from the Federation being formed a meeting was held and the guidelines of what will serve as the Region's largest professional Mixed Martial Arts promotion were set.
Xtreme Cage Fighting Championship, promises to be the region's largest promotion with aims to attract international fighters to take part of this quarterly held championship.
This serves i believe as the first ever Professional Sports Promotion that works fully on contractual basis and pays a good sum of money for fighters (Fighters will be getting between 2500 "Prelims Card" all the way to 8000 USD "Main Card" along side with bonuses such as "Fight of the night, K.O of the night & Submission of the night".
We have established contacts with 3 Lebanese well known fighters, 2 of them who are part of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship - The World's largest promotion) which are Mustafa Al Turk & John Makdessi, along side with a Lebanese Fighter who fought in South Africa and is based in Dubai which is Abdullah Abu Hamdan.
9 Sponsors so far are interested in being part of this Promotion and this actually shows that whenever you decide to work professionally, sponsors will be interested in you!
The first Fight Night (XCFC1) is expected in March and the Venue is yet to be decided.
The fight Card is expected to have 12 Bouts (7 Prelims & 5 Main Card) with:
- 5 Lebanese Fighters
- 3 Brazilian Fighters (Amongst them are 1 Previous World Bantamweight Champion)
- 3 Japanese Fighters
(Those are so far the confirmed contracts), we are still working on contracts with American, Australian, Possible Arab, Iranian & Canadian Fighters.
We are so excited to deliver something professional, something that would show the other side of sports in our country.
I will keep you posted on every update that goes within the federation and within XCFC!
P.S: Federation's members average age is 28, the president is actually younger than me and holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & All key members of the Federation are actual Martial Artists, which made it easier for everyone to function!