Unfortunately the "gimmick" factor does seem to be the likely outcome, especially when you look at the main event which sees Britain's Danny Williams (44-19-0-1), who is genuinely so shot that he should be forcibly retired, take on Egyptian Mazur Ali (10-8, 5). The reasons to dislike this bout are numerous, though we'll list just a few reasons including the fact the men are a combined 78 years old, Ali is a natural Light Heavyweight and Williams has lost his last 9 bouts. Williams, a once genuinely high ranked fighter has won just 5 fights in the last 5 years whilst he has lost 13. With that in mind we'd really not be shocked if Ali beat Williams.
In the second most noteworthy Heavyweight bout on the show we are expecting to see Iranian Mohammadali Bayat Farid (3-0, 3) fight against Syria's Abdul Manem Kabbani (3-1, 1). On paper this looks a pretty even match up but in reality it needs to be noted that Kabbani hasn't fought in more than 2 years and lost last time he was in action.
The least notable Heavyweught bout on the Abu Dhabi show sees unbeaten Czech Martin Horak (3-0, 2) will also be in action as he attempts to extend his winning run as he takes on the debuting Shawn Rapha (0-0). We don't know much about Rapha though we've been told he's a Nigerian who is currently based in Dubai. With so little known about Rapha we need to side with Horak who has shown something so far.
Talking about Czech's it's worth noting that in the Czech Republic we also get a Heavyweight bout as Radek Linka (5-2, 5) takes on the chinny Michal Szebestik (1-4) who has been stoped in 3 of his 4 losses