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Ali Taleb is back! PFL MENA 1 lineup finally announced



Ali Taleb PFL MENA 1

Ali Taleb will fight at the PFL MENA 1 in May. Photo via Instagram (@iamalitaleb)

Ali Taleb is finally back in action!

The Swede will continue to fight under the PFL banner, this time in PFL MENA where he will take on the experienced Nawras Abzakh in a rematch on Friday May 10.

The pairing clashed back in 2021, at UAE Warriors 17, with Taleb coming out as the winner via a second-round TKO.

The Swedish bantamweight has competed in both the 2022 PFL Playoffs and in PFL Europe 2023. In his last fight, at PFL Europe 3 in September last year, he suffered his first pro loss, which snapped his impressive nine-fight winning streak.

“Expect a show and a beautiful knockout,” Taleb tells Frontkick.

Check out the full PFL MENA 1 lineup below!

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PFL MENA 1 Fight Card

  • Main event featherweight bout: Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs. Taha Bendaoud
  • Bantamweight bout: Ali Taleb vs. Nawras Abzakh
  • Bantamweight bout: Xavier Alaoui vs. Rachid El Hazoume
  • Featherweight bout: Islam Reda vs. Adam Meskini
  • Bantamweight bout: Tariq Ismail vs. Jalal Al Daaja
  • Bantamweight bout: Elias Boudegzdame vs. Hassan Mandour
  • Amateur female atomweight bout: Hattan Alsaif vs. Nada Faheem
  • Featherweight bout: Maraoune Bellagouit vs. Motaz Askar
  • Featherweight bout: Ahmed Tarek vs. Abdelrahman Alhyasat
  • Showcase featherweight bout: Mido Mohamed vs. Yazeed Hasanain
  • Showcase flyweight bout: Malik Basahel vs. Harsh Pandya

* Fight card is a subject of change.

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