Jarrah Al-Silawi, former Brave CF Middle East Welterweight Champion, signed an exclusive contract with the Professional Fighters League.
Al-Silawi informed ESPN of his move on Thursday. The Jordanian welterweight will not compete in the 2021 season, obviously, as it is scheduled to conclude on October 27. However, he will compete on the same undercard as the finals in a standout fight in the off-season. PFL is still in the process of booking its first opponent.
“PFL seems genuinely interested in fighters from the Middle East and the market, and I really appreciate that,” Al-Silawi told ESPN. “With PFL, there is the possibility of competing four times in a calendar year with dates already known. It was too good to turn it down. I fought once in 2021 and once in 2020, so I’m looking forward to being busier.”
Al-Silawi (16-3) will join a welterweight roster that includes the likes of Ray Cooper III, Rory MacDonald, Gleison Tibau and Magomed Magomedkerimov in 2021.
Al-Silawi won the Brave CF title in 2019. He compiled an overall fight record of 9-1 under the Brave CF banner from 2016 to 2021. He has 11 career finishes.
“I am delighted to represent Jordan on such a big stage,” said Al-Silawi. “We’re a small country, but we’ve been in the MMA game for a long time. Many won’t know it, but even guys like Conor McGregor fought in Jordan in the early 2010s. MMA is pretty well developed here, and I can’t. wait to show it. “