Face Off Fight Night 1 | Powered By Kamaru Usman
We are set to organize a series of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight nights in Lagos State, including the much-anticipated sports event of this Xmas season – ‘Face Off’ Fight Night slated for January 7, 2022 at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Main event of Daniel Emeka Vs Ayivor Mawuko.
‘Face Off’ Fight Nights are a series of elite fight events this time powered by the UFC welterweight World Champion Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman; featuring MMA fighters from Nigeria and Africa, celebrities and special guests.
This fight exhibition is the first step to many with our partner Kamaru Usman.
Aimed at creating a new trend of high-end activations in West Africa by merging sports and entertainment in an internationally proven concept, promoting the emerging MMA culture in Africa, and especially to its fans and enthusiasts in Nigeria, the event will provide the opportunity to watch and interact with the Champ live in Lagos for the first time, while promoting Lagos State as the MMA hub of Africa.
With the acclaim of MMA as the fastest-growing sport in the world’s history, Africa is not left out of the mix as MMA has become more popular with Nigerians particularly with the emergence and dominance of two Nigerian born World Champions Kamaru ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Usman and Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya.
“The fights will be managed by a certified team of officials with top health and safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of our fighters. This edition marks the genesis of a journey with our partner, Kamaru Usman, towards leaving a perennial mixed martial arts imprint in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.”
Set to take place at The Grand African Ballroom at Lagos Continental Hotel, the first ‘Face Off’ Fight Night will feature series of activities leading up to the AKO Show Season 2, including an opening press conference with Kamaru Usman, fighters face off, five professional MMA fights featuring AKO Season 1 and other fighters, electrifying music, entertainment breaks, luxury items giveaways and many more.