Stage set for Global Fighting C’ship

Stage set for Global Fighting C’ship

The event will consist of seven super fights with mixed martial arts champions aiming to win a place in the GFC Grand Prix, as well as a four-man tournament to win the cash prize of $1 million in various prize money form.



The OfficialThe fighters and officials at the announcement in Dubai on Monday. — Supplied photo

The fighters and officials at the announcement in Dubai on Monday. — Supplied photo

The $1 million first Global Fighting Championship (GFC) hosted by Golden Cage Promotions and Events in association with Dubai Sports Council, will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, on Thursday.

The event will consist of seven super fights with mixed martial arts champions aiming to win a place in the GFC Grand Prix, as well as a four-man tournament to win the cash prize of $1 million in various prize money form.

GFC is a world-class international event bringing the biggest and best names in martial arts to Dubai.

The four-man tournament will see the best of Dubai Badr Hari, Peter Graham, Arnold Oborotov, and Stefan Leko, who have impressive profiles.

Amir Shafypour, promoter and managing director at Golden Cage Promotions and Events, said: “GFC was founded to bring some of the world’s biggest names and heavy hitters to the ring here in Dubai. The excitement of martial arts in conjunction with the glamour of Dubai will guarantee a spectacular night of entertainment.”

The championships in Dubai will be the first of a series of fights due to take place in Turkey, Holland, and Morocco. The 4 champions will then battle it out at the GFC Grand Prix where the winner of the unique 4-way elimination fights will walk away with $1 million.

“We are very excited to host such an event and look forward to enjoying some high quality fights” Shafypour added during the media announcement in Dubai on Monday.

Dubai is quickly becoming a hub for world class sports events and the GFC will introduce yet another global event, further positioning Dubai as one of main cities to host mega events attracting people from all over the world, including international celebrities.

By organising the extravaganza, Golden Cage is keen to create a platform in Dubai that will be recognised globally for top quality martial arts and entertainment events as well as educate the region on the sport.

Secretary General for the Dubai Sports Council, Dr Ahmed AlSharif, said: “We are honoured to be hosting such an event in Dubai. It is the first of its kind in the region and we look forward to watching the Global Fighting Championship grow into one of the biggest sports events that was launched in Dubai.”

Tickets are available online via Platinum List, Virgin Tickets and Time Out Tickets and at retail outlets like ENOC/EPPCO ZOOM Stations & The Champion Club in JLT.

For further information, readers can call: 055-4069952.

More details can be had from the GFC social media pages - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GFCevent. Twitter: https://twitter.com/theofficialgfc. Instagram: http://instagram.com/theofficialgfc. Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/GFCTheOfficial


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