Jordanian mixed martial artist Ali “The Royal Fighter” Qaisi, 28, recently won in front of his countrymen. He was one of the winners at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor,” the second Brave Combat Federation event to take place in Jordan.
Featuring 12 MMA matches, which included three title bouts, “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” took place at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan. In the fourth bout of the evening, Qaisi faced Georges Bardawil, 25, of Lebanon in the bantamweight division.
After three five-minute rounds, the bantamweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, the referee raised the hand of Qaisi, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” improved Qaisi’s professional MMA record to 7 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Bardawil now has 7 wins and 2 losses.
Qaisi earned his first professional MMA win in 2016. He joined Brave CF in 2018.
“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marked Qaisi’s second Brave CF bout. He previously competed in Desert Force MMA, Kunlun Fight and Phoenix Fighting Championship, among others.
At “Brave 23: Pride and Honor,” Qaisi was one of the five fighters who represented Jordan while Bardawil solely represented Lebanon. Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Iraq, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, the United States and Wales were also represented.
Qaisi earned his degree in Accounting from the Applied Science Private University in Amman. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2015.
In 2018, Qaisi joined Brave CF. In his promotional debut, he was originally set to face Abdul “The Cutman” Muneer of India at “Brave 20” at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, India on December 22, 2018.
However, Muneer had to pull out of the bout due to an injury. He was replaced by Nelson Paes of India, who ended up losing to Qaisi via armbar submission in the first round.
Here is Qaisi after his victory at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” over Bardawil: