Imad Howayek and Alexander Chaddad have secured medals for Lebanon at The 2017 MMA Asian Championships by qualifying to the finals. Howayek defeated a fighter from Kazakhstan within the semi-final and gained by way of unanimous choice whereas Alexander Chaddad defeated his Indian opponent within the first minute of the primary spherical!
Lebanon’s MMA group has come a great distance ever because it was established and has been doing nice regionally and internationally. Final 12 months, Charbel Diab shocked the IMMAF Tremendous-Heavyweight division final week when he clinched the Gold Medal within the 265lb+ bracket and again in 2015, two Lebanese fighters reached the semi-finals on the World Championships.
Better of luck to the Lebanese group within the finals! Hope they’ll be capable of deliver again a gold medal this time!
PS: I’m undecided if MMA’s ban in Lebanon was ever applied.
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