Syria’s Ahmed Kada fell to defeat against Egyptian Alaa Mansour in the Desert Force 21 competition in Jordan.
Mansour’s compatriot Mohammed Ziko was defeated by Yemen’s Mohammed Al Azaby while Lebanon’s Yousif Waheeby claimed a win against Jordan’s Jaffar Tamimi and Tunis’ Mohammed Ouiji overcame Morrocco’s Abdulla Yaku.
In other clashes, Jordan’s Ali Qassi and Jalal Al Dagaah claimed wins against Qatar’s Ali Al Naoimi and Egypt’s Ahmed Fares respectively.
Meanwhile, Tunis’ Ameen Nashab recorded a win against Kuwait’s Abdulrahman Al Anzi while Saudi Arabia’s Mostafa Rasheed overcame Egypt’s Ossamma Al Sayyad.
Supreme Council for Youth and Sports First Deputy Chairman and KHK MMA founder Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa attended the competition along with Mixed Martial Arts Arab Association President Emir Hussain bin Naser Mirza and Desert Force competition founder Al Sayed Zeyad Mirza.
Shaikh Khalid offered his unconditional support to Bahrain’s Hamza Al Kooheji and his technical and medical team, as the latter stepped up his preparations for his fight.
Shaikh Khalid stressed that the participation of Khalid bin Hamad’s Mixed Martial Arts team is a big step towards showcasing Bahrain as the home of different sports activities. He also thanked the Desert Force organisers for their big role in promoting the sport.