Fayyad the ‘Fierce Savage’ prepares for third pro challenge

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(Photo: Handout from the UAE Warriors Arabia Championship)
AMMAN — Lina Fayyad, known as the “Fierce Savage,” has signed a one fight contract with the UAE Warriors Arabia Championship.اضافة اعلان

This is Fayyad’s third professional fight in her MMA career, and her second with the UAE-based organization.

Fayyad will fight her French opponent Lucie Bertaud on October 27 in Abu Dhabi.

The 31-year-old turned down a title defense fight in the Turkish kick boxing competition Arab Boxing Pro.

“I think I made the correct decision when it comes to turning down the Turkish fight, as I want to pursue my dream to be in the UFC. The MMA fight makes more sense than kickboxing if I want to actually achieve my goal,” Fayyad said in an interview with Jordan News.

“Getting a one fight contract is the way that I want to continue to handle my career in the next years, as I always want to keep my opportunities open, and not get stuck with a long contract with one organization.”

Fayyad is the first and only professional Jordanian female MMA fighter and is paving the way for generations of female athletes. She started her career in 2012 and is now a two-time Arab world kickboxing champion.

When asked about the most challenging part in preparing for the fight, she said: “I have trained for a lot of fights during my career and I don’t think the technical part is very challenging, but reaching the weight required is what can be stressful as I will fight in the 45kg category.”

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