WWE, UFC and boxing champions to clash at Crown Jewel bout in Saudi Arabia

The worlds of wresting, boxing and mixed martial arts are set to clash in Riyadh when the World Wrestling Entertainment’s Crown Jewel event comes to the Kingdom on Oct. 31. (AFP)
Updated 12 October 2019

WWE, UFC and boxing champions to clash at Crown Jewel bout in Saudi Arabia

  • Additional details on the event will be announced in the coming weeks
  • Event held at King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi capital

RIYADH: The worlds of wresting, boxing and mixed martial arts are set to clash in Riyadh when the World Wrestling Entertainment’s Crown Jewel event comes to the Kingdom on Oct. 31.
WWE champion Brock Lesnar will face off against UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, while WWE star Braun Strowman will test his mettle against undefeated lineal heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury — all at the King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi capital.
The WWE Crown Jewel, a signature event of the Riyadh Season, will also feature Team Hogan (Seth Rollins, Rusev) vs. Team Flair (Randy Orton, King Corbin) as the two WWE Hall of Famers will coach a hand-picked team of five Superstars for a five-on-five tag team match
WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, The New Day and AJ Styles are also scheduled to compete. Mansoor, WWE’s first Saudi Arabian Superstar who was born in Riyadh and won the largest Battle Royal Match in WWE history at Super ShowDown in Jeddah in June will return home.
Additional details on the event’s matches and regional broadcast information will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets are still available via www.TicketMX.com with prices starting at SAR25.


FIFA bans African football president for 5 years

Updated 23 November 2020

FIFA bans African football president for 5 years

  • Ahmad Ahmad’s first four-year term was clouded with allegations of financial wrongdoing and misconduct

ZURICH: African football confederation president Ahmad Ahmad was banned for five years by FIFA on Monday for financial misconduct.
The ban was announced during the Madagascan official’s campaign to be re-elected for four more years as the head of African football. His position also makes him a FIFA vice president.
The FIFA ethics committee found “Ahmad had breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President.”
Ahmad’s first four-year term was clouded with allegations of financial wrongdoing and misconduct at the Confederation of African Football headquarters in Cairo.
The CAF election is scheduled for March 12 in Rabat, Morocco.