Triple Crown ambitions for The Royal Fighter

UFC veteran Ali Alqaisi (11-5) has gone from strength to strength since his two-fight stint in the promotion in 2020.Known as ‘The Royal Fighter’, Alqaisi is the first ever athletefrom Jordan to compete in the UFC and could potentially take a step back towards re-signing with the promotion if he wins this weekend.

During his short tenure in the UFC, Alqaisi fought at bantamweight. Debuting and fighting both times in the promotion on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, he lost via decision to both Irwin Rivera and Tony Kelley, respectively, in less than two months before his release.

The 31-year-old is now currently riding a three-fight win-streak and will be aiming for his third straight championship in as many fights this Sunday in the co-main event of UAE Warriors 29: Arabia. This comes after winning the TITAN FC featherweight title in August with a decision win over Andrew Whitney and then capturing the UAE Warriors featherweight belt just two months later with a shutout performance against Do Gyeom Lee.

Now this weekend he goes up against ONE FC veteran Ahmed ‘The Prince’ Faress (16-4) with the winner being crowned the first ever UAE Warriors Arabia featherweight champion. Farass is a grappling specialist with thirteen of his professional wins coming by way of submission

In addition to this, the main event will feature Mohammad Yahya (10-3) defending his UAE Warriors Arabia lightweight title against Mohamed El Jaghdal (7-4). 

This event is part of a triple-header of events for the promotion this weekend which will all be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass from the Etihad Arena on Yas Isaland in Abu Dhabi.

UAE Warriors 28: International – March 26
UAE Warriors 29: Arabia – March 27

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