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PFL MENA: Indian MMA fighter Harsh Pandya to fight Malik Basahel of Saudi Arabia

LockerRoom Team
03 May 2024

Indian MMA fighter Harsh Pandya is all set to fight Saudi Arabia’s Malik Basahel in a showcase Flyweight bout at the PFL Mena event on May 10 in Saudi Arabia. 

Harsh, who trains out of Team Relentless in Mumbai under coach Jitendra Khare, has already represented India at a global stage and is a medallist at the GAMMA World Championship. Harsh has also competed across the domestic circuit in India and picked up multiple wins. He will be the third Indian fighter to compete under the PFL banner after Vikas Singh Ruhil and Edukondal Rao.

Elsewhere, Malik comes into the event on the back of an extensive amateur career which saw him compete in multiple IMMAF Championships. He also fought on the PFL vs. Bellator fight card which happened back in February. 

The historic season opener, which will take place at The Green Halls, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will feature fighters from the Featherweight and Bantamweight divisions, competing in the patented PFL Playoff win and advance format. 

All four PFL MENA Season events will be live on MBC ACTION and on SHAHID, the leading TV and streaming platform in MENA, by MBC GROUP and will be accessible to fans across the region. In addition to PFL MENA, the PFL Global Season, PFL Europe, the Bellator Champions Series and PFL’s Pay-Per-View Superfight Division events will be available to watch on the Saudi Sports Company SSC via Shahid’s VIP + Sports package. All cutdowns and highlights can be seen on MBC ACTION, SHAHID & SSC.

PFL MENA Fight Card 

  • 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

What are your predictions? Let us know in the comments below. 

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