Nasser Bin Hamad Foundation


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    Bahrain to host Desert Force MMA Championship

    Manama, Feb. 2 (BNA)-- Bahrain will soon host one of the most popular Mixed Martial Arts MMA championships in the region. Desert Force Championship and television show, which is broadcast on MBC Action will be held in the Kingdom next month.

    Desert Force organises four competitions a year, depending on the concept of elimination. Scores of athletes from various Arabian countries annually compete for the championship's title.

    As followed in international MMA competitions, Desert Force will include four weight categories.

    Representatives of Desert Force were received by the Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and SCYS First Deputy Chairman and Bahrain Athletic Association President Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

    The Chief of Directors and CEO of the organising company 'X' Zaid Mirza and Head of Operations in the company Zaid Abulsu'ood briefed Shaikh Nasser about the details of the championship, including weight categories, numbers of participants and the goals behind organising the championship.

    Shaikh Nasser welcomed the guests and noted that holding the championship in the Kingdom will contribute in improving Bahrain's sports reputation, serving the directives of His Majesty King Hamad Al Khalifa to develop the general level of Bahraini sports.

    "Hosting Desert Force on the island adds to the numerous intercontinental sport events previously held in Bahrain," said Shaikh Nasser, ensuring that SCYS in cooperation with the concerned parties will spare no effort in guaranteeing the success of the event.

    Mr. Mirza appreciated the patronage of Shaikh Nasser of the event saying "the auspices of the Chairman of SCYS will surely reflect positively on the championship."

    He added "Bahrain is a perfect choice to hold the event in, being regionally and internationally reputed for hosting major sport events."