Algerian welterweight Tahar Hadbi, 30, is scheduled to what is called the showdown to settle the biggest rivalry in the history of MMA in the Middle East against Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine, 33, of Lebanon. They will battled it out at “Brave 10: Kingdom Rises” on March 2,2018 in the Boxing Arena at King Hussien Sports City in Amman, Jordan.
Recently, Hadbi had been preparing with three of the national champions in Muay Thai at ObyFight Gym in Paris, France. They were Reda Oudgou, who is a three-time French national champ of Muay Thai, Alfousseny Samake and Abdelslem Serradj.
Hadbi and Fakhreddine fought at “Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions” in Isa Town, Bahrain on November 17, 2017. The match ended in No Contest so they agreed to a rematch in Jordan.
At “Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions,” Hadbi and Fakhreddine were back and forth in the first round. The fight ended in a controversial fashion during the second round as Hadbi connected an unintentional low blow and Fakhreddine was unable to continue.
Fakhreddine had been training at the famous Tiger Muay Thai Gym in Thailand for the upcoming bout. Covering Muay Thai will be a great advantage for the Algerian striker who had finished 7 out of his 21 fights by way of knockout.
Since Fakhreddine made his professional MMA debut in 2012, he had faced defeat only once and had never been submitted or knocked out in his entire fighting career. The buildups for the fight has projected to end the series of no-contest for Hadbi while also placing the indomitable streak set by Fakhreddine also on the line.