Following the overwhelming success of the PaRus Fight Championship in 2019, M Premiere presents another fascinating MMA event this weekend.
On Saturday, November 7 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel you will see some great confrontations: here we analyze the complete card.
Title Fight 1 – Sergey Kharitonov vs Oli Thompson – Heavyweight
The evening’s headliner will see a battle of two highly experienced and decorated fighters. Russia’s Kharitonov (29-7) served as his at Bellator and recently won victories over former UFC allies Matt Mitrione and Roy Nelson.
Briton Thompson (21-12) has also been seen at Bellator, and he will be a familiar face to local fight fans who have fought twice under the UAE Warriors banner in recent years.
Title Fight 2 – Victor Henry vs Denis Lavrentyev – Bantamweight
This long-awaited rematch could be to steal the show.
American Henry (20-4) has an impressive eight-game streak, including a decisive win over Lavrentyev in December 2015.
This remains the only blemish on the Russian’s 9-1 record, with his next three fights ending within the distance.
Liliya Kazak v Edna Ajala – Flyweight
Belarusian Liliya Kazak (10-6-2) has a three-game winning streak and has raised her hand in four of her last five, with a couple of saves. Fight fans checking out her record will see a pair of very famous names in the form of reigning UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang and former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Brazilian Ajala (9-7-1) achieved a unanimous victory last time in September.
Abdul Sami Fayzi v Leonardo Damiani – Welterweight
Afghanistan Fayzi has a solid 5-1 record and has won each of his last three fights from a distance.
Damiani, known as the “Cucciolo”, enters the fight undefeated in the last three rounds and with an overall record of 7-2-1, with six of the seven stoppage wins for him.
Alexander Kovalev v Amr Abdel Malek – Lightweight
The promising Kovalev (7-0) will give away his unbeaten record this weekend. The young Belarusian was extremely impressive early in his career, as he was only eliminated in the first round twice.
Egypt’s Abdel Malek may have lost the last time, but before that he had won three consecutive victories. He is 8-8 as a professional.
Alexsander Vezhevatov v Nikolay Kovalenko – Light Heavyweight
The 32-year-old Vezhevatov has only one match on his record, a unanimous decision to win a year ago. Kovalenko has a similar experience, with a 2-0 record, with both victories by TKO in the first round.
Mahmoud Salama v Piotr Romankevich – light heavyweight
Mahmoud Salama, “Iron Man” from Egypt, has been wrestling professionally for nine years and has a 10-7 record. Surprisingly, in those 17 pitches, he never got very far. His current three-game winning streak was based on first-round interruptions.
Romankevich is 1-0 as a professional MMA fighter, and he is also undefeated as a boxer and kickboxer.
Abdel Ibrahim v Wade Saed – middleweight
Lebanese Ibrahim will make his professional debut this weekend against Saed of the United Arab Emirates, who has yet to win in three professional fights.
Mohamed Ali vs. Sergey Sengeim – Heavyweight
Egypt’s Ali has more than a decade of experience in an 11-14-0-1NC record that has seen him win just once in his last eight games.
Sanglem has just two fights in his 1-1 record and both came in 2016.