A pair of highly touted bantamweight prospects will collide in September.
Sources have confirmed to Cageside Press that Cobey Fehr will fight Bakhromjon Ruziev on September 17 at UAE Warriors 33, set to take place at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Fehr (1-0) is a 27-year-old prospect out training out of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. In January, he was victorious in his professional debut against Desmond Monabat, finishing his opponent via TKO in the second round. As an amateur, Fehr went 5-2, finishing all but one of his opponents. ‘The Don’ has recently signed on with Dominance MMA for management.
Ruziev (0-0) will make his professional debut when he enters the cage in September. Ruziev is from Uzbekistan but trains out of the UAE. His amateur record is not known at the moment, but he was victorious in his last fight, winning via unanimous decision.
UAE Warriors 33 will see the biggest rematch in UAE Warriors history. Jesse Arnett is set to defend his UAE Warriors featherweight title against former champion and ex-UFC fighter Ali AlQaisi. Arnett won the title UAE Warriors 30 in July by doctor stoppage due to a cut sustained by AlQaisi. AlQaisi let his temper show after the fight, making the rematch even more heated.