Sabah Homasi

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Sabah Homasi
Born (1988-10-19) October 19, 1988 (age 30)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Other namesThe Punisher
The Sleek Sheik
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight171 lb (78 kg; 12.2 st)
DivisionWelterweight
Middleweight
Reach72 in (183 cm)
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofCoconut Creek, Florida, United States
TeamAmerican Top Team
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins11
By knockout8
By submission2
By decision1
Losses8
By knockout5
By submission2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Sabah Homasi (born October 19, 1988) is a Lebanese American[1] mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2009, he has also competed for Bellator, Titan FC, and Strikeforce.

Background[edit]

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and raised in nearby East Brunswick, Homasi moved at the age of 10 to Florida and to Detroit when he had started high school and began training in mixed martial arts.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Homasi made his professional MMA debut in May 2009. Over the next 7 years he fought for various promotions, including Strikeforce, Titan FC and Bellator MMA. Before joining the UFC he amassed a record of 11 wins against 5 losses.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Homasi competed on The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians, the 21st season of the reality show The Ultimate Fighter. He represented American Top Team.[3] In his first fight on the show, Homasi lost to Carrington Banks via decision after three rounds.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Homasi made his debut with the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 20, 2016 against Tim Means on the main card of UFC 202.[4] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.

In his second fight for the promotion, Homasi faced Abdul Razak Alhassan on December 2, 2017 at UFC 218.[5] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round after a controversial early stoppage.[6]

Due to the stoppage controversy of their first bout, a rematch with Alhassan took place on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220.[7] Homasi lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[8]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–8 Abdul Razak Alhassan KO (punch) UFC 220 January 20, 2018 1 3:47 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 11–7 Abdul Razak Alhassan TKO (punches) UFC 218 December 2, 2017 1 4:21 Detroit, Michigan, United States
Loss 11–6 Tim Means TKO (punches) UFC 202 August 20, 2016 2 2:56 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–5 Jorge Patino KO (punch) Titan FC 40 August 5, 2016 2 1:18 Coral Gables, Florida, United States Catchweight (180 lbs) bout.
Win 10–5 Victor Regis Eustáquio TKO (punches) Titan FC 39 June 10, 2016 1 2:21 Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Win 9–5 Derrick Kennington TKO (punches) Absolute Fighting Championship 25 April 1, 2016 1 1:13 Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Loss 8–5 Reggie Pena TKO (punches) Supreme FC 1 August 15, 2015 2 1:07 Tampa, Florida United States
Win 8–4 Eric Moon Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 124 September 12, 2014 2 1:07 Plymouth Township, Michigan, United States
Win 7–4 Jerome Jones TKO (punches) MTC: In the Beginning April 3, 2014 2 1:02 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 6–4 Michael Trujillo TKO (head kick and punches) CFA 12: Sampo vs. Thao October 12, 2013 1 4:25 Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Loss 5–4 Ricky Legere Jr. Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 93 March 7, 2013 2 2:52 Temecula, California, United States
Win 5–3 Jose Caceres Decision (split) CFA 7: Never Give Up June 30, 2012 3 5:00 Coral Gables, Florida, United States Catchweight (165 lbs) bout.
Loss 4–3 Jon Manley Decision (unanimous) W-1 MMA 7: Reloaded October 15, 2011 3 5:00 Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Win 4–2 Kevin Pearson Submission (kimura) World Extreme Fighting 46 April 22, 2011 2 1:35 Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 3–2 Eliton Sarmento TKO (retirement) World Extreme Fighting 45 January 22, 2011 2 5:00 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Loss 2–2 Frank Carrillo TKO (elbows) Bellator 21 June 10, 2010 3 3:16 Hollywood, Florida, United States Catchweight (175 lbs) bout.
Loss 2–1 John Kelly Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce: Miami January 30, 2010 2 2:48 Sunrise, Florida, United States Welterweight debut.
Win 2–0 Adrian Miles TKO (punches) Inferno: MMA July 17, 2009 1 1:28 Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
Win 1–0 Lindon Mitchell TKO (punches) XFN: Da Matta vs. Thorne May 14, 2009 1 1:37 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabah Homasi". Sherdog. Archived from the original on June 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Feitl, Steve. "UFC 218 fighter Sabah Homasi got athletic start in East Brunswick", Asbury Park Press, November 30, 2017. Accessed January 22, 2018. "While Sabah Homasi only spent the first decade of his life in East Brunswick, he has vivid memories of growing up in the Garden State.He and his friends from the neighborhood turned the street he lived on – Noel Lane – into their own athletic field, whether it was a baseball diamond, soccer pitch or basketball court.... The New Brunswick-born Homasi will be in Detroit on Saturday, competing for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in a preliminary bout on the UFC 218 event in the Motor City."
  3. ^ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/3/5/8149777/ultimate-fighter-blackzilians-vs-att-tuf-21-cast-announced-ufc-news
  4. ^ http://www.ufc.com/event/UFC-202?id=
  5. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2017-09-28). "Sabah Homasi to fight Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC 218". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  6. ^ "UFC 218 results: Abdul Razak Alhassan TKOs Sabah Homasi in first, despite wide protests of stoppage". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-03. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  7. ^ "Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi shifted to UFC 220". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-14. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  8. ^ "UFC 220 results: Abdul Razak Alhassan leaves no doubt in rematch with Sabah Homasi". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-21. Retrieved 2018-01-21.

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