Today's "Social Knockout" competition

Dubai gathers social media celebrities in a martial arts tournament

Rashid Belhasa faces the Palestinian Anas Al-Shayeb in the main fight.

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A group of the most famous content makers on social networking sites are competing for the first time in a martial arts tournament, which will be held at seven in the evening, in the first-of-its-kind “Social Knockout” tournament organized by TK Fight Night, in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council. It will be held at the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk, Dubai.

One of the most prominent participants in the tournament is the Emirati YouTube star, Rashid Saif Belhasa, who has a follow-up of more than three million people, as he will face the Palestinian Anas Al-Shayeb, who is followed by more than 2.7 million people on YouTube. The American Adam Saleh, with the star of “Tik Tok”, the Syrian boxer Walid Sharks, and the American “YouTuber”, Amir Fattohi, meets with the American boxer, Salim Al-Bahr.

A group of rappers will also participate in the tournament, most notably American rapper Joseph Antonio, known as "Fat Joe", Indian songwriter, composer and singer Guru Randawa, and American singer Julius Dubos.

The tournament competitions can be followed through the live broadcast on TKFate, and on the official account of the tournament on YouTube. A statement issued by the Dubai Sports Council said that the tournament is a new addition to the list of the many and varied events that are held in Dubai throughout the year, which include competitive and community sports tournaments, and forums that consolidate the position of sports in daily life, and the tournament is in line with the great spread of boxing in the country. Dubai will host various boxing tournaments, the most important of which was the Asian Boxing Championship for men and women, which was held in May, and was praised by the International and Asian Boxing Federations. Dubai will also host the Asian Youth Boxing Championship in August.

The Dubai Sports Council seeks to provide all means of success for sports events, enhance the role of the private sector and companies in organizing them, and attract participants from inside and outside the country, which contributes to increasing the number of athletes, the growth of the sports sector, sports tourism in general, and supporting the organizers of sports events.

Notable participants in the event:

■ Rashid Saif Belhasa.

■ Palestinian Anas Al-Shayeb.

■ American Adam Saleh.

■ Syrian boxer Walid Sharks.

■ American Amir Fattouhi.

■ American boxer Slim sea.

■ American rapper Joseph Antonio "Fat Joe".

■ Indian composer and singer Guru Randawa.

■ American singer Julius Dubose.

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