Ariana: Javid Basharat, Afghanistan’s third UFC fighter, defeated his American rival in his first UFC fight night on Saturday in the United States. Besharat is the third Afghan to be part of UFC and follows in the footsteps of Bahadorzadeh and Nusrat Haghparast. Click here to read more (external link).
MMAFighting: Basharat doesn’t know why exactly his request to walk out with the Afghanistan flag has been denied, although he harbors no ill will toward the UFC. It’s the company’s decision to make. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s Cricket Board reported that the national under-19 cricket team beat the Zimbabwean cricket team and has advanced to the quarterfinals of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2022 in the West Indies. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Pakistani MMA fighters compete in Afghanistan
Tolo News: Afghan Mixed Martial Arts MMA Fighter Javid Basharat choked out his Israeli opponent Oron Kahlon and succeeded to win the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) contract. After Seyar Bahadorzada and Nasrat Haqparast, Basharat is the third Afghan athlete to receive a UFC contract. Click here to read more (external link). Related Morning Report: Dana
MMAJunkie: At UFC 266, Dan Hooker (21-10 MMA, 11-6 UFC) defeated Nasrat Haqparast (13-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) to pick up his first victory since February 2020. The lightweight bout was part of the event’s preliminary card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Click here to read more (external link).
Afghan mixed martial arts champ Hussain Bakhsh Safari plans to auction some of his medals to raise cash for the families of students killed in attacks in Kabul and Logar Province.
Ariana: Afghanistan’s world-class MMA fighter Hussain Bakhsh Safari is selling two of his prized gold medals to raise money for the victims of Saturday’s deadly school bombing in Kabul city and the victims of last month’s guest house bombing in Logar province. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Baz Mohammad Mubariz, a famous Afghan mixed martial arts fighter, on Friday defeated his rival from Ukraine, Zaka Fathollahzada. He defeated his rival in the second round by a knockout. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Rashid ‘Ready’ for Sunrisers Opening Match in IPL
1TV: Afghanistan will play friendly football matches against Indonesia and Singapore next month in Dubai, Afghanistan Football Federation announced Thursday. The match against Indonesia will be played on 25 May while that against Singapore will be on 29 May. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Afghans to Face Iranian, Ukrainian Rivals
Tolo News: Afghan MMA fighter Hussian Bakhsh Safari defeated his Russian rival [via decision], Aktyabrin Yakovlev, in the Eagle Fighting Championship (EFC) in Moscow on Tuesday night. Both opponents fit the 65kg weight class. Click here to read more (external link).