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Turki Alalskish, member of the Saudi government, promised even more public and asked for the presence of women's fights on the next card in Saudi Arabia

J. Anik, T. Alalshik and D. White on the broadcast of UFC Saudi Arabia (Photo: Reproduction/UFC)

The first edition of UFC Saudi Arabia It was also a success outside the octagon. In the official broadcast of the event, held last Saturday (22), the Royal Advisor and Minister of Entertainment of Saudi Arabia, Turki Alalshikh, expressed surprise at the large number of MMA fans in the Middle Eastern country and made some 'demands' to the president Dana White for the next card in Riyadh.

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“First of all, I thank Dana White. I'm shocked! I know the UFC has a lot of fans here, but you see now, it's changing my mind. I didn't think there were that many fans... there are 12 thousand present at 1 am. Now I'm asking Dana, for the next card, we want to reach 30 thousand (fans in the arena). And we also want women at the next event,” said Turki Alalshikh.

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