PFL MENA: Riyadh Kickoff – A New Era for Fighters Begins

he Professional Fighters League (PFL) unveils its first fights for the eagerly awaited PFL MENA: Riyadh, marking a new chapter in mixed martial arts. Fans can secure their spots via the website and application.

This landmark event will unfold at The Green Halls in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, showcasing talent in the Featherweight and Bantamweight divisions under PFL’s unique win-and-advance playoff system.

Viewers can catch all the action live across four PFL MENA Season events on MBC ACTION and SHAHID, powered by MBC GROUP, with additional coverage on Saudi Sports Company SSC through Shahid’s VIP + Sports package. This includes not only the regional season but also the PFL Global Season, PFL Europe, the Bellator Champions Series, and Superfight Division events, along with fight highlights and recaps.

The highlight of the night features Abdullah Al-Qahtani from Saudi Arabia, facing off against Morocco’s Taha Bendaoud in a Featherweight main event.

Pete Murray, CEO of PFL, expressed enthusiasm about the launch: “PFL is committed to fostering opportunities, and it’s thrilling to support MENA fighters in this competitive format. This initiative not only caters to ardent MMA fans but also propels the sport forward. Collaborating with SRJ Sports to establish PFL MENA has been a fruitful journey aimed at broadening MMA’s global footprint.”

Danny Townsend, CEO at SRJ Sports Investments, also shared his excitement: “Launching PFL MENA represents a significant step for regional sports. SRJ aims to transform the global sports landscape, increasing opportunities for Middle Eastern sports and emerging talent. PFL MENA: Riyadh serves as a global stage for exceptional regional talent.”

See the complete fight card below:

Featherweight Bout:
Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs. Taha Bendaoud

Bantamweight Bout:
Ali Taleb vs. Nawras Abzakh

Bantamweight Bout:
Xavier Alaoui vs. Rachid El Hazoume

Featherweight Bout:
Islam Reda vs. Adam Meskini

Bantamweight Bout:
Tariq Ismail vs. Jalal Al Daaja

Bantamweight Bout:
Elias Boudegzdame vs. Hassan Mandour

Amateur Female Atomweight Bout:
Hattan Alsaif vs. Nada Faheem

Featherweight Bout:
Maraoune Bellagouit vs. Motaz Askar

Featherweight Bout:
Ahmed Tarek vs. Abdelrahman Alhyasat

Showcase Featherweight Bout:
Mido Mohamed vs. Yazeed Hasanain

Showcase Flyweight Bout:
Malik Basahel vs. Harsh Pandya

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