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.


Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to play in Gulf Cup in Qatar

Updated 13 November 2019

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to play in Gulf Cup in Qatar

  • Gulf football unions will meet on Wednesday to discuss redraw date
  • Saudi Arabia have won the tournament three times

RIYADH: The national teams of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain will participate in the upcoming Gulf Cup to be held in Qatar on Nov. 24 to Dec. 6, according to a report from Elaph.
The online newspaper reported that the Gulf football unions will meet at a meeting of the Arab Gulf Cup Federation on Wednesday to discuss a date for the new draw of fixtures for the tournament.
Originally, only Oman as winners of the 2018 edition, Iraq, Yemen and Kuwait had agreed to play in the tournament.
Saudi Arabia have won the tournament three times, the last time in 2003, while UAE have two titles to their name — in 2007 and 2013.
The Kingdom, the UAE and Bahrain, along with Egypt and Jordan started a diplomatic boycott of Qatar in 2017, who they accuse of supporting and funding terrorist organizations.