KHK MMA’s scouting program was launched on Thursday, August 4 as CEO Mohammed Shahid made an appearance at Bahrain MMA gym where Arabian Fight Night was taking place. Fighter’s from all over the kingdom came to showcase their talent for a chance to impress and prove that they are the future combat athletes in Bahrain. The amateur fighting event had it all, from slick submissions to hard punching knockouts which caught the attention of Shahid from the opening moments.
A big number of press personnel were present to witness and cover the first stage of the scouting program, which highlighted the inspirational impact KHK MMA, under the patronage of H.H the Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa , is having upon the youth of Bahrain. The motivation and exceptional improvement of skills and knowledge underlines the impact of his highness’s vision and the clear benefits it created.
All fights were declared a draw, indicating that it wasn’t the result that mattered, but the process taking place and showcasing the talents possessed by these kids. This was a true testament of KHK MMA’s hard work, which was clearly rooted in the development of Bahrain’s amateur fighters first and foremost.
His highness’s full support and creation of an amateur team and a subsequent scouting program which is running now, has galvanized the youth of Bahrain and given them hope, allowing them to dream of emulating their heroes.
The scouting program started on July 28th and runs until August 18th, after which an announcement will be made on September 4th regarding which fighter has been selected as the brightest prospect from each gym.
This first round was only a taster of what’s to come. This is only the beginning for Bahrain, and KHK MMA’s new generation of mixed martial artists.