Baz Mohammad Mubarez, a famous Afghan mixed martial arts fighter, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Snow Leopard Fighting Championship (SLFC) on Monday in Kabul.
According to the agreement, Mubarez will fight a rival from Ukraine at the twelfth SLFC competition that will be held on April 9th in Kabul.
Amanullah Nuristani, chairman of SLFC, said: “This fight is not an easy fight for Mubarez at all, he should practice more. One of the top fighters of Ukraine is coming to Afghanistan to fight Mubarez,”
Mubariz considers this match an important fight for him, therefore he revealed that he will travel to Russia to receive training at one of the largest training camps in the country.
“Probably, my rival is the strongest one, he has the best records, but I have accepted this fight. I want to have an interesting fight, the people of Afghanistan wait for a nasty fight from me,” said Mubariz.
Mixed martial arts coaches say that such events can promote the sport in the country.
“Mubariz has participated in many foreign fights, but this is enjoyable because it is within the country, the sport fans can attend the event. I perceive it as an auspicious event,” said Wasi Qayumi, an MMA coach.
“Unfortunately, there are fewer opportunities for the prominent athletes like Mubarez to fight within the country, instead of organizing two or three events abroad they should hold it within the country,” said Yousuf Momand, another MMA coach.
The twelfth round of SLFC’s Fight Night competitions will be held on April 9th in Kabul, and fighters from Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Iran will fight in the event.
The event will be featured on Tolo TV and Lemar.