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PFL MENA: Full fight card for season opener as Abdullah Al-Qahtani headlines in Saudi Arabia

The PFL have announced the full fight card for the season opener of the inaugural Middle East and North African league - PFL MENA.

The season opener will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday May 10 and will feature fighters from the featherweight and bantamweight divisions, competing in the win and advance format.

Main eventing the card will be Saudi Arabia's Abdullah “The Reaper” Al-Qahtani who will square off with Morocco’s Taha Bendaoud in a tasty featherweight clash.
Pete Murray, CEO of PFL, said: "PFL is all about creating opportunities, and we're proud to offer fighters in the MENA region a chance to compete.

"With its talented athletes, MENA is a perfect fit for PFL's season format, giving fighters a big stage to showcase their skills.

"By bringing top-tier events to the region, we're not only serving passionate MMA fans but also pushing the sport forward.

"Our goal is to grow MMA and expand PFL's reach globally, and working with SRJ Sports to build PFL MENA has been incredibly rewarding."
Danny Townsend, CEO at SRJ Sports Investments, added: “The launch of PFL MENA is another massive moment for sport in this region and we are thrilled to have played our part in making it happen.

"As SRJ, we’re aiming to redefine the landscape of international sport in a way that brings more and more opportunities to Middle Eastern sport and young talent and grows our shared sporting ecosystem.

"PFL MENA will do just that, with PFL MENA: Riyadh launching the perfect global platform to showcase the trailblazing talent coming from this part of the world.”


Full fight card

Featherweight Bout:
Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs. Taha Bendaoud

Bantamweight Bout:
Ali Taleb vs. Nawras Abzakh

Bantamweight Bout:
Xavier Alaoui vs. Rachid El Hazoume

Featherweight Bout:
Islam Reda vs. Adam Meskini

Bantamweight Bout:
Tariq Ismail vs. Jalal Al Daaja

Bantamweight Bout:
Elias Boudegzdame vs. Hassan Mandour

Amateur Female Atomweight Bout:
Hattan Alsaif vs. Nada Faheem

Featherweight Bout:
Maraoune Bellagouit vs. Motaz Askar

Featherweight Bout:
Ahmed Tarek vs. Abdelrahman Alhyasat

Showcase Featherweight Bout:
Mido Mohamed vs. Yazeed Hasanain

Showcase Flyweight Bout:
Malik Basahel vs. Harsh Pandya

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