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: Afghanistan will host a three-nation Muay Thai competition between athletes from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said. The Muay Thai competition will be held in the southwestern province of Nimroz on Thursday, officials said, adding that more than 100 athletes will participate. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Athletes
Tolo News: Afghan athlete Ghulam Murtaza Saleh won a taekwondo gold medal after six victories in Pakistan’s G-1 Taekwondo Championship 2021. Saleh defeated four of his Pakistani rivals, one Albanian and an Egyptian athlete to earn the gold medal in the competition. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Football: Toofan and
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).
Ariana: Two Afghan athletes, Farzad Mansoori and Hussain Lutfi, each won a bronze medal in the 2021 Beirut Open Taekwondo Tournament which finished on Monday. The three-day tournament started on June 19 and 269 athletes from 44 countries participated. Click here to read more about (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.
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s national taekwondo team missed the Asian qualifying matches for the Tokyo Olympics over positive tests of three members of the squad amidst their trip to Jordan this week. Their coach has also tested positive for COVID-19. Click here to read more (external link).