Riyadh Hosts 2024 PFL MENA Season with Welterweight and Lightweight Action

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The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest-growing and most innovative sports league in the world, has announced the matchups for PFL MENA 2, which takes place at The Green Halls in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on July 12th, 2024. Tickets are on sale now and can be booked through Platinum List.

The second fight card of PFL MENA’s debut season features fighters in the Welterweight and Lightweight divisions competing in the patented PFL Playoff win and advance format. In the Welterweight main event, PFL veteran and multiple-time champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Silawi (19-6-0) of Jordan meets Iraq’s Bashar Thaer (7-2-0).

PFL MENA 2 will air live in prime time on MBC Action; the free to air broadcasts will be accessible to fans across the region. In addition to PFL MENA, MBC Action will air the PFL Global Season, PFL Europe, the Bellator Champions Series and PFL’s Pay-Per-View Superfight Division events.

In the Lightweight Division, Josh Togo (13-5-0) of Lebanon takes on Iran’s Mohsen Mohammadseifi (4-2-0) and Saudi Arabia’s own Hattan Alsaif, fresh from her spectacular mixed martial arts (MMA) debut earlier this month, makes her return to the PFL SmartCage in a Women’s Atomweight amateur showcase bout.

Pete Murray, CEO of PFL, said: “The Professional Fighters League is excited to return to Riyadh for PFL MENA 2. The PFL along with our great partners, SURJ Sports could not be happier to see a shared vision become a reality. PFL MENA has put a global spotlight on great fighters across the region and provided passionate MMA fans with a premium live experience.”

See the complete PFL MENA 2 fight card below:

Welterweight Bout:

Jarrah Al-Silawi (19-6-0) vs. Bashar Thaer (7-2-0)

Welterweight Bout:

Badreddine Diani (7-3-0) vs. Amir Fazli (6-1-0)

Welterweight Bout:

Mohammad Alaqraa (5-0-0) vs. Youcef Ouabbas (3-0-0)

Middleweight Showcase Bout:

Mostafa Rashed Neda (8-3-0) vs. TBD

Lightweight Bout:

Josh Togo (13-5-0) vs. Mohsen Mohammadseifi (4-2-0)

Lightweight Bout:

Ahmed Amir (12-4-1) vs. Souhil Tahiri (6-4-1)

Welterweight Bout:

Omar El Dafrawy (10-6-0) vs. Anthony Zeidan (5-1-0)

Women’s Atomweight Amateur Showcase Bout:

Hattan Alsaif (1-0) vs. Eman Baraka (1-0)

Lightweight Bout:

Abdullah Saleem (5-0-0) vs. Omar Reguigui (4-0-0)

 Lightweight Bout:

Abbas Khan (6-2-0) vs. Georges Eid (8-4-0)

Flyweight Showcase Bout:

Hadi Al Hussaini (5-0-1) vs. Ziad Ayman Kareem (3-1-0)

PFL MENA 2 in Riyadh will be the second installment of the thrilling four-event sport-season format featuring the region’s top fighters and a groundbreaking initiative with SURJ Sports Investments (“SURJ”). The rest of the inaugural season will take place across key markets in the Middle East.

PFL is the only organization in MMA with a sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in a regular season, playoffs, and championship each year. The combined roster of PFL and Bellator boasts 30% of its fighters independently world-ranked in the top 25 of their respective weight class, the same percentage as UFC. PFL has an expansive global vision for the sport and is building the “Champions League of MMA” with PFL Europe, PFL MENA, and more international leagues in development. PFL leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage, powering fight analytics, real-time betting, AI scoring, and a next-generation viewing experience. PFL is primetime on ESPN/ESPN+ in the U.S. and is broadcast and streamed in 150 countries with 20 premium media distribution partners.

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