UAE Warriors 30 is set for the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on July 2nd. The full fight card is out and there will be 12 fights at the Etihad Arena.

At featherweight Yulia Kutsenko has been matched with Jacqueline Cavalcanti. There are not many female fighters at 145lbs but Cris Cyborg has helped rekindle interest in the division while competing for the UFC and Bellator.

Kutsenko (4-6) is an active boxer who boasts a 9-3-1 record in that sport and has competed for some regional titles. During her MMA career she has spent a lot of time competing in China.

Cavalcanti ( 2-1) hails from Portugal and ahs fought for PFL. She made her debut four years ago but then took a two year break before returning to competitive MMA in 2020.

Russian prospects

Also added to the card is a bantamweight bout pitting Murad Magomedov (11-0) against Alimardan Abdykaarov (16-6-1). The undefeated Russian will be making a comeback having been out of action for nearly two years.

He won’t be the only Russian prospect on the card with a perfect professional record. Abdula Aliev (11-0) has spent virtually his entire career competing in China but will be looking for his second successive UAE Warriors win when he takes on Kazakhstan’s Dias Erengaipov (11-3) in a flyweight fight.


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Title fights

As previously announced there are two title fights on the card. In the main event Ali Al Qaisi will be making the second defence of the featherweight title he won last year, the UFC veteran takes on Jesse Arnett.

Al Qaisi has not lost since being released by the UFC following an unsuccessful stint that saw him lose two out of two in the octagon. The Jordanian comes into this contest on the back of a four fight winning streak.

Arnett is coming off a decision win over Gadzhimurad Gasanguseynov at UAE Warriors 28. The Russian was 14-0 heading into that fight and his reward for beating an opponent with such an impressive record is an immediate title shot.


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Bantamweight title

The bantamweight belt will also be on the line with champion Vinicius de Oliveira taking on an undefeated Swedish opponent. The Brazilian is scheduled to make the second defence of his title against Ali Taleb.

De Oliveira (17-2) is riding a six fight winning streak. He beat Xavier Alaoui at UAE Warriors 18 to become the promotion’s bantamweight champion and then successfully defended the title with a submission win over Sylvester Chipfumbu at UAE Warriors 24.

Taleb (6-0) has won four fights out of four for UAE Warriors to earn his title shot. His latest win came at the expense of Mahmoud Mando at UAE Warriors 26.


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Two shows

There will also be an event taking place in the same venue the following night. UAE Warriors 31 is set for the Etihad Arena on July 3rd.

UAE Warriors 30, Abu Dhabi, July 2nd
Ali Al Qaisi (c) vs. Jesse Arnett (For featherweight title)
Vinicius de Oliveira (c) vs. Ali Taleb (For bantamweight title)
Wilson Varela vs. Michael Dufort (Lightweight)
Gabriel Alves Braga vs. Faeez Jacobs (Featherweight)
Jacqueline Cavalcanti vs. Yulia Kutsenko (Featherweight)
Magomed Gadzhimuradov vs. Ruel Pañales (Bantamweight)
Samuel Bark vs. Alexandru Chitoran (Featherweight)
Sofiane Boukichou vs. Luc Ngeleka (Heavyweight)
Murad Magomedov vs. Alimardan Abdykaarov (Bantamweight)
KB Bhullar vs. Juscelino Ferreira (Middleweight)
Reydemtor Nacionales vs Jonny Touma (Bantamweight)
Abdula Aliev vs. Dias Erengaipov (Flyweight)