PFL Mena

PFL Mena weigh-in results from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) kicks off the historic inaugural season of PFL MENA, with Bantamweight and Featherweight fighters from the region going head-to-head.

In the main event, Saudi Arabia’s own Abdullah Al-Qahtani now meets Jordan’s Yazeed Hasanain as Taha Bendaoud did not make the contracted weight. Al-Qahtani weighed in at 145.6-pounds, while Hasanain weighed in at 146.6-pounds.

In the co-main event, Iraq’s Ali Taleb meets Jordan’s Nawras Abzakh in a bantamweight contest. Taleb weighed in at 133.4-pounds, while Abzakh weighed in at 135.4-pounds.

Maraoune Bellagouit weighed in at 145.8-pounds and now faces Mido Mohammed who weighed in at 145.2-pounds. Bellagouit’s original opponent Motaz Askar was not medically cleared by the commission to compete.

Also, Hattan Alsaif, the first female from Saudi Arabia to sign with a major MMA promotion, makes her highly anticipated PFL SmartCage debut against Egypt’s Nada Faheem. Alsaif weighed in at 104-pounds, while Faheem weighed in at 105.8-pounds.


Featherweight Bout:
Abdullah Al-Qahtani (145.6 lbs) vs. Yazeed Hasanain (146.6 lbs)

Bantamweight Bout:
Ali Taleb (133.4 lbs) vs. Nawras Abzakh (135.4 lbs)

Bantamweight Bout:
Xavier Alaoui (135.6 lbs) vs. Rachid El Hazoume (134.8 lbs)

Featherweight Bout:
Islam Reda (145.6 lbs) vs. Adam Meskini (145.8 lbs)

Bantamweight Bout:
Tariq Ismail (136.4 lbs) vs. Jalal Al Daaja (135.6 lbs)

Bantamweight Bout:
Elias Boudegzdame (135.8 lbs) vs. Hassan Mandour (135.8 lbs)

Women’s Atomweight Bout – Amateur: 
Hattan Alsaif (104.0 lbs) vs. Nada Faheem (105.8 lbs)

Featherweight Bout:
Maraoune Bellagouit (145.8 lbs) vs. Mido Mohamed (145.2 lbs)

Featherweight Bout:
Ahmed Tarek (145.4 lbs) vs. Abdelrahman Alhyasat (146.0 lbs)

Flyweight Bout – Amateur
Malik Basahel (125.4 lbs) vs. Harsh Pandya (125.0 lbs)

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