Al Kooheji back to hero’s welcome

September 11, 20190

?Bahraini professional fighter Hamza Al Kooheji was given a special welcome on return from Amman where the Mixed Martial Arts Championship’s Desert Force 17 took place recently at King Hussein Sports City, Amman Jordan.
Al Kooheji clinched the featherweight title after beating his Jordanian opponent Ghalib Al Harahsha in an action-packed title decider.
The featherweight fight was the main event of Desert Force 17 event, where Hamza Al Kooheji had to work through a big piece of adversity before coming back and finishing Al Harahshe in the second round via TKO.
Al Harahshe got off to a strong start early, as he often does, taking Hamza down early in the first round, peppering him with a few light punches, then going for a rear naked choke as the Bahraini retreated into a defensive shell.
Al Kooheji would recover quickly from that early onslaught and come back in the second round, bringing Al Harahshe’s momentum to a sudden halt, and finishing the fight via TKO in the second stanza.
This new and improved version of Al Kooheji was portrayed in this fight. With his dedication and the full support from his coaches Eldar Eldarov and Mohamad Shahid, Desert Force fans can expect an upgraded Al Kooheji every time he enters the cage.
With this Victory, Al Kooheji improves his record to 3-0 with back to back wins under the Desert Force banner.
“I had a plan to wear him out in the first round and come back in the second to accomplish my mission,” said a delighted Al Kooheji.
“I would bait him and make him WORK for the takedown, until as you saw he was exhausted in the second. This win is very important for Bahrain.
Al Kooheji noted that this achievement would not have been possible without the efforts and support of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports first deputy chairman and Bahrain Athletics Association president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
“After this win, the MMA scene my country will boom especially with the support of Shaikh Khaled,” added Al Kooheji.

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