Saudi MMA Fighter Malik Basahel Clinches Silver at IMMAF World Championships

RIYADH - Saudi mixed martial arts (MMA) player Malik Basahel has won a silver medal at the 2023 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) World Championships, which took place in Tirana, Albania, from November 20 to 25.

According to Saudi Press Agency, Basahel secured the silver medal in a match against Tajik athlete Loyg Akramov in the under 56.7 kg category, with the decision made by the judges. This achievement marks Basahel's first international appearance with the national team, and he expressed his joy at winning the first silver medal for Saudi Arabia in this competition. He also thanked the Saudi Mixed Martial Arts Federation (SMMAF) for its support during the training camp and preparations for the global tournament.