UAE Warriors 25 will take place at the Etihad Arena on February 25th. The card is being headlined by a welterweight bout between Wisem Hammami and Shido Soto.
This will be the first time that UAE Warriors has held a show at the Etihad Arena. The 18,000 capacity venue has become known as the UFC’s home in the Middle East having hosted numerous cards since the start of the pandemic.
UAE Warriors 25 will be broadcast on Fight Pass, previously events have been free to view on the promotion’s bespoke application. The card will have an African theme with every single fighter representing a country from the continent.
Soto (5-0) is from Angola and is undefeated. He will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Manel Kape who, like him, was born in Luanda and went on to become a huge Asian MMA star.
His opponent is Hammami (6-0) who is also undefeated. He is born and bred in Italy but will be representing Tunisia and has a 100% winning record as both an amateur and a pro.