With a couple of weeks to go before the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship makes its grand return to the stage, the organization is proud to announce the two high-level athletes who will lead the tournament’s Grappling Main Event. The ADXC 2’s last fight of the night will be headlined by the former UFC champion Aljamain Sterling facing the UFC lightweight fighter Chase Hooper.
Set to take place on January 19th, in Abu Dhabi, the 14-fight card will have its grand finale in a grappling duel between Sterling and Hooper, with the fighters going toe-to-toe against one another in five three-minute rounds at the famous ADXC cage in a welterweight bout.
The 2021 UFC bantamweight champion with three title defenses until 2023, Aljamain Sterling boasts 23 victories in his MMA record, with seven of those being achieved via neck submissions and a particularly pretty ‘Suloev Stretch’, a leglock variation from the back take which he employed in 2018 at the Octagon. With his strong takedowns and quick submissions, the seasoned former champion is more than well-equipped to safeguard his favoritism in the upcoming battle.
On the other side of the cage, Chase Hooper is a UFC lightweight with 13 victories in his MMA record, five of those coming from neck submissions and one via heel hook. Coming from two victories at the Ultimate, the most recent being last November, Hooper will reach the Mubadala Arena hungry not only for the ADXC win but also for his shot at beating a former UFC champion to add even more weight to his name in the fighting world.
In addition to the duel between Aljamain Sterling and Chase Hooper in the Grappling Main Event, the ADXC 2 will also feature a Jiu-Jitsu Main Event, two Co-Main Events, and ten more duels to pump even more action into the card. Don’t miss out on the chance to watch the best athletes in the scene facing each other at the second edition of the ADXC on January 19th. To stay up-to-date on all the news about the ADXC 2 and its explosive card, follow @adxcofficial on Instagram, and we’ll see you in Abu Dhabi.