UFC 242

September 10

This is probably the hardest blog post to write to date. For all the right reasons, so many positives from the last week it’s incredibly difficult to find a place to start.

The UFC was in town this weekend for their UFC 242 event, which saw the undefeated Lightweight Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov pitted against Dustin Poirer. During the build up to the event UFC often produce content to help push the event. Their Embedded series is always at the forefront.

Cobra got their first feature on this series (links below), as Paul Felder and Belal Mohammed choose to set up camp with us for the week. It was an absolute pleasure having the guys come in and train.

UFC 242 Embedded Episode 2
UFC 242 Embedded Episode 4

Paul even took his time to come over on fight day and make a motivating speech in the ring, during our inter club completion (a round up post will come later in the week).

(Craig, Paul, Mat, Belal, Jared and Louis. Cobra Fitness UAE Instagram)

As well as Paul and Belal, we would like to extent our thanks to the rest of their team Craig Eckleberg, Louis Taylor, Jared Flash Gordan, Daniel Wanderley and a special nod to the legend Duke Rofus who brought in Weili Zhang, the newly crowned Women’s Strawweight UFC World Champion, for a training session. We couldn’t have asked to meet nicer more appreciative blokes, we’re truly humbled by the experience. Duke is also keen to come back and host seminars in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, so keep you’re eyes open for that.

(Sam, Duke Rofus and Mat)

It was also an honor to host Davi Ramos and his team. Although he didn’t get the result he was looking for on the night. It was amazing to have someone of his caliber in the gym. He is a special talent and it was great to see.

(Davi at Cobra, Davi Ramos Instagram)

Andrea Lee also came by regularly during her fight week prep, so another nod of thanks goes to her, Aspen Ladd, Jim West and Tim Credeur. It was again a pleasure hosting and meeting you guys.

(Aspen, Mat, Andrea, Jim and Tim. Tim Credeur Instagram)

To round off a fantastic week, the event was a great experience and our boys Paul and Belal both one their fights. We look forward to the UFC coming to town for the next 5 years.

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