Fight Club Rush continues to expand with both international flair and domestic talent - something that is quite evident with the latest match up.
FCR officials have recently announced a featherweight fight pitting debuting prospect Sakhi "Machete" Qambari (0-0) against the seasoned Irishman Glenn McVeigh (1-2-1). The bout goes down at FCR 12 on May seventh and will be broadcast on fcrmma.com.
Qambari trained under UFC vet Hamid "Akira" Corassani at Redline Training Center in Malmö alongside the likes of UFC bantamweight Lina Länsberg. He has a background in kickboxing and is a hard-nosed striker.
"Machete" most recently competed at Wolf Fight Promotion 3, filling in on short notice against FCR alumn Djaba Murtazaliev - a close training partner to Khamzat Chimaev. Though it was a fight that few were lining up for, Qambari welcomed the challenge. Despite a solid opening to the fight Qambari ended up succumbing to a second round submission, however he undoubtedly showed promise.
Since then Qambari has moved to Allstars in Stockholm, training with the fighter who most recently defeated him, and sharpening his tools for his next bout.
McVeigh is incredibly experienced on the highly respected Irish amateur scene. He has competed in an excess of 15 amateur bouts and has victories in Cage Warriors Academy Ireland amongst others.
Showing the true spirit of the fighting Irish McVeigh was one of few who stepped up to face undefeated IMMAF phenom Muhammad Mokaev when he made the move to pro in the summer of 2020. McVeigh put in a solid effort but went on to lose a unanimous decision.
In his following bout an moment of bad luck and tactics costed him victory against Frieh Harahsheh, as McVeigh got caught in a first round guillotine and was forced to tap. He followed up with an impressive showing in a unanimous decision victory over Abdulmanap Magomedov.
McVeigh most recently competed against FCR alumn Bilal Tipsaev in september of last year. Tipsaev was deducted a point in the bout - which was later scored as a draw.
Both these featherweights will be hungry to prove themselves and there truly is no better stage to do so than FCR.