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Burkina Faso: Israel Phinées Mano wins the MMA tournament in Bahrain

© Koaci.com – Saturday, July 23, 2022 – 08:51

Israel Phinehas Thousand

The Burkinabè fighter Israel Phinehas Thousand won this Friday the tournament of MMA at Bahrainthe International Khalid Bin Hammad competition, an open championship of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Manama at Bahrain.

Disadvantaged against an opponent who weighed almost 30 kg more than, Israel Phinehas Thousandsnatched one of the titles is the most coveted by the fighters of MMA in the Middle East and internationally.

He defeated his opponent, the Egyptian Mohammed Ashoor, who weighed 120 kg, who was considered the favorite by many observers.

“The weight imbalance with my opponent impresses me little. But once again, David will defeat Goliath by the grace of God. For Victory, I am determined, ”said the Burkinabè athlete shortly before entering the fighting cage, also welcoming the popular support for him.

He aims to join the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world’s largest organization for MMA based in the United States.

To realize this dream, he has been living since January in Bahrain and travels the world, participating in various championships in several sports disciplines, including Vovinam Viet Vodao, Judo, Brazilian Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Kung fu Wushu, Karate, Thai boxing, English boxing, sambo, traditional wrestling, Olympic wrestling, luta livre, etc.

Israel Thousandseveral times world champion of all Vietnamese traditional martial arts, holds more than 45 African and international medals and titles in these various martial arts.

Good, Ouagadougou

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