The inaugural PFL MENA weigh-ins took place yesterday with a last minute change to the card following an issue one half of the main event missing weight.

Along with a number of showcase bouts, the fight night will also feature the opening round of the PFL MENA Bantamweight and Featherweight tournaments kicking off.

In the main event, Saudi Arabian native, Abdullah Al-Qahtani will look to continue his impressive run with the promotion thus far when he takes on Yazeed Hasanain in the main event. Al-Qahtani was originally meant to face Taha Bendaoud but will now take on Hasanain after Bendaoud failed to make weight. 

The co-main event will play host to a Bantamweight contest between 2023 European tournament semi-finalist Ali Taleb and Nawras Abzakh. Both men successfully came in under the 136lbs limit ahead of the contest. 

The card will also feature Hattan Alsaif, who earlier this year became the first Saudi Arabian women to sign with a major promotion. She will make her promotional debut in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in an Atomweight contest against Nada Faheem. 

There was also a last minute change in opponent for Maraoune Bellagouit, with Motaz Askar not being medically cleared by the commission so had to withdraw from their Featherweight bout. Bellagouit will now take on Mido Mohammed, who has stepped in last minute and take on the unbeaten Morrocan.

You can find the full weigh in results, below:


Featherweight Bout:

Abdullah Al-Qahtani (145.6 lbs) vs. Yazeed Hasanain (146.6 lbs)

Bantamweight Bout:

Ali Taleb (133.4 lbs) vs. Nawras Abzakh (135.4 lbs)

Bantamweight Bout:

Xavier Alaoui (135.6 lbs) vs. Rachid El Hazoume (134.8 lbs)

Featherweight Bout:

Islam Reda (145.6 lbs) vs. Adam Meskini (145.8 lbs)

Bantamweight Bout:

Tariq Ismail (136.4 lbs) vs. Jalal Al Daaja (135.6 lbs)

Bantamweight Bout:

Elias Boudegzdame (135.8 lbs) vs. Hassan Mandour (135.8 lbs)

Women’s Atomweight Bout - Amateur: 

Hattan Alsaif (104.0 lbs) vs. Nada Faheem (105.8 lbs)

Featherweight Bout:

Maraoune Bellagouit (145.8 lbs) vs. Mido Mohamed (145.2 lbs)

Featherweight Bout:

Ahmed Tarek (145.4 lbs) vs. Abdelrahman Alhyasat (146.0 lbs)

Flyweight Bout – Amateur

Malik Basahel (125.4 lbs) vs. Harsh Pandya (125.0 lbs)