Congratulations to Ali Ahli, who at 20 years old is one of the first Professional MMA fighters from the Emirates. Ali traveled to Tiger Muay Thai and MMA, Phuket, Thailand to finish out his training camp for the Abu Dhabi Fighting Championships, which was headlined by Shamil Abdurahimov Vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.

Training twice a day-Ali chose to do the deluxe package taking privates in Muay Thai and improving his grappling with daily one-on-one instructions under BJJ Purple Belt and Assistant Instructor Wiktor Svennson. Showcasing aggressive striking Ali defeated Luciano Ferreira via Split decision.

Also highlighted on the fight card was fellow TMT Alumni Felipe Enomoto, the older brother of Sengoku Welterweight Grand Prix finalist Yasubey. Felipe a Pancrase Japan veteran defeated a very tough Maiky Reiter of Amsterdam by Split decision after 3×5 rounds of fighting. Look for Felipe and Yasubey, owners of the Enomoto Dojo in Switzerland to return to Tiger Muay Thai later this year.