UAE Warriors 9 is set for Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The 15 fight card will be headlined by a lightweight bout between UFC veterans Dan Moret and Anton Kuivanen.
In the co-headliner Steven Kennedy (27-9) faces Tarek Suleiman (8-6). The former is a UFC veteran while the latter has spent his entire career competing in the Middle East.
In the lightweight division undefeated Russian Usman Nurmagomedov (7-0) has been matched with Ukraine’s Roman Golovinov (9-3). Meanwhile Trent Girdham (11-3) faces Jayson Margallo (6-6) in a bantamweight bout.
Meanwhile in the middleweight division ONE Championship alumni Bakhtiyar Abbasov (17-5) has been matched with Igor Litoshik (14-8) and Ahmad Labban (8-3) faces Magomedsultan Magomedsultanov (2-0).
UAE Warriors 8 was held in the same venue a month ago. In the main event late replacement Lee Do Gyeom stopped Rolando Dy to become the promotion’s new featherweight champion.
Formerly known as Abu Dhabi Warriors, the organization underwent a rebrand earlier this year.
UAE Warriors 9, November 29th, Abu Dhabi
Dan Moret vs. Anton Kuivanen (Lightweight)
Steven Kennedy vs. Tarek Suleiman (Middleweight)
Roman Golovinov vs. Usman Nurmagomedov (Lightweight)
Trent Girdham vs. Jayson Margallo (Bantamweight)
Ahmad Labban vs. Magomedsultan Magomedsultanov (Welterweight)
Fabio Mello vs. Mark Alcoba (Bantamweight)
Bakhtiyar Abbasov vs. Igor Litoshik (Middleweight)
Gerson Carvalho vs. Yousef Wehbe (Welterweight)
James Bishop vs. Mark Gregory Valerio (Featherweight)
Mohamed Ali vs. Marc Vlieger (Catchweight)
Alexandru Chitoran vs. Rogelio Enumerables (Lightweight)
Lucie Bertaud vs. Kelig Pinson (Flyweight)
Mohammad Al Khatib vs. Gimbat Ismailov (Welterweight)
Mostafa Rashed Neda vs. Imad Hoayek (Catchweight)
Youssef Al Housani vs. Azouz Anwar (Featherweight)