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South Africa vs France: Don Madge, Fares Ziam fight at ‘UFC 242’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Don Madge, Fares Ziam

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC 242”
  • Venue: The Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Date: September 7, 2019

Countries represented

Fighters

   

Brazil

  1. Carlos Diego Ferreira
  2. Davi “The Tasmanian Devil” Ramos
  3. Edson “Junior” Barboza
   

Canada

  1. Nordine Taleb
   

England

  1. Lerone “The Miracle” Murphy
   

Finland

  1. Teemu Packalen
   

France

  1. Fares “Smile Killer” Ziam   
   

Georgia

  1. Liana “Mgeli” Jojua
   

Germany

  1. Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar
   

Japan

  1. Takashi Sato
   

Morocco

  1. Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar
   

Russia

  1. Omari “Wolverine” Akhmedov
  2. Muslim “King of Kung Fu” Salikhov
  3. Zubaira “Warrior” Tukhugov
  4. Mairbek “Beckan” Taisumov
  5. Shamil “Abrek” Abdurakhimov
  6. Islam Makhachev
  7. Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov
   

Scotland

  1. Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood
   

South Africa

  1. Don “Magic Man” Madge
   

United States

  1. Zak Cummings
  2. Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad
  3. Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras
  4. Andrea “KGB” Lee
  5. Curtis “Razor” Blaydes
  6. Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder
  7. Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier
   

Bout #: 1 of 13 

Blue Corner

  • Name: Fares “Smile Killer” Ziam 
  • Age: 22
  • Hometown: France
  • Gym: Bulgarian Top Team, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 10 wins, 2 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 0 win, 0 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: N/A

Red Corner

  • Name: Don “Magic Man” Madge
  • Age: 28
  • Hometown: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Gym: Fightfit Militia, Johannesburg
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 8 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw
  • UFC record before fight night: 1 win, 0 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Te “Tango” Edwards, 28, of Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Result

  • Division: Lightweight
  • Referee: Peter Hickmott
  • Winner: DON MADGE
  • Method: Unanimous Decision
  • Time and Round: 5:00 of Round 3

The main event of “UFC 242” was a  UFC Lightweight Championship title unification bout between current champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, 30, of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia and interim champion Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, 30, of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States.

“UFC Fight Night 157” was the third UFC event to take place in Abu Dhabi. Watch the full post-fight press conference here:

 

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