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UFC legend Rich Franklin visits Brunei (2019)


Rich Franklin with local MMA fighters Ahmad Faez ‘Eazy’ Anuar, Nurhidayat ‘Yayat’ Abdul, Adib Sulaiman and others. – KHALIFA MMA



BY Fadhil Yunus

KHALIFA Mixed Martial Arts, Brunei’s leading Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiujitsu academy, hosted a seminar by Rich Franklin, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion and Hall of Fame star on Friday.

The Vice President of the prestigious One Championship and CEO of One Warrior Series was in Brunei for his brainchild show.

He was accompanied by his crew as part of the One Warrior Series programme to showcase ‘Team Brunei’, featuring the Brunei trio of local MMA fighters Ahmad Faez ‘Eazy’ Anuar, Nurhidayat ‘Yayat’ Abdul and Adib Sulaiman, who were recently contracted to the One Warrior Series programme.

Nurhidayat Abdul and Adib Sulaiman have been scheduled for a fight in the next One Warrior Series on August 6 in Singapore while Ahmad Faez will not be in action.

Franklin is the second UFC legend to visit the Sultanate. Mark Hunt, former UFC heavyweight and K1 World Grand Prix Kickboxing champion gave a striking seminar for local fighters at Khalifa Mixed Martial Arts last month. 

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin


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