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The second edition of the Face-Off Fight Night™ series powered by UFC Welterweight Champion, Kamaru Usman, and produced by 54 Limited, was held at The Eko Hotels and Suites, Convention Center on March 18, 2022, creating a new trend of international standard fight and entertainment events in Nigeria, catering to a fast-increasing fight fan-base and top celebrities and influencers.

Besides Kamaru Usman, the A-list dignitaries and celebrities included 2Face, Phyno, Bovi, Falz, Larry Gaga, Wofai, Banky W and others, along with top executives of private and public organizations and sponsoring brands, the Face-Off Fight Night 2™ showcased spectacular MMA fights and great interaction from over 800 fans in attendance. Fighters – Damilare Abdulrahim, Ikenna Michael, Chi Attoh, Ugochukwu Melvin, Emmanuel Eweh, Richard Onem, Cornell Thompson, Segun Ogunoike, and Daniel Emeka – emerged winners in their respective fights of the night. 

The Face-Off Fight Night 2™ was broadcasted live on cable, and terrestrial channels across Nigeria and 45 other African countries on Dstv and Gotv SuperSport channels, Silverbird Tv with a remarkable list of sponsors including Nigerian Breweries, Mikano, AIICO Insurance, Bet9ja, and Tolaram. 

“This is going to be bigger than football. We will be having people from various countries come to watch this event. It is already changing lives. These fighters will be paid for their efforts. This is an opportunity for them to showcase their talents” Usman said in his closing remarks.

Face-Off Fight Night 3™ is set to hold in July 2022.

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5Five 4Four’s Second Face-Off Night Fight to Hold in March 2022

In anticipation of the sequel of the Face-Off Fight Night series, 5Five 4Four Limited, the producers of The African KnockOut Show, announced the second edition of the fight series, FaceOff Fight Night 2 to hold on the 18th of March 2022 at Eko Hotels and Suites.

Powered by the UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman, the first FaceOff Fight Night was launched in Nigeria on January 7th, 2022, in a star-studded event with celebrities including The African Giant Burna Boy, comedian Bovi, reality TV star Nengi Hampson, DJ Spinall, Olisa Adibua, Wofai Fada, William Uchemba, amongst many others in attendance.

The event which will broadcast live on cable and terrestrial channels across Nigeria and 45 other African countries is sponsored by Legend Extra Stout, Climax Energy Drink, Bet9ja, and AIICO Insurance.

UFC Champion, Kamaru Usman, who returned to Nigeria to host Face-Off Fight Night 1 — the first edition of the Martial Mixed Art (MMA) fight series, revealed the vision behind this historic partnership with 5Five 4Four to grow the sport in Africa and provide opportunities for African fighters. He said “I have thought about it over and over on how I can help. How can I go back and create opportunities for children like myself? This is the best way to do that. I was able to run into my amazing partners who had a similar vision as well, and this vision is to create opportunities to be able to get all those kids like myself to change their lives or their families’ lives”. Kamaru went on to affirm that “it’s not just about doing a show, we want to do big things with this event, we want to be able to change the culture. We want to be able to change the way things are right now. We are not only creating those opportunities, but we want to do it for future generations to come.”

FaceOff Fight Nights are a series of high-end MMA events organized by 54 limited and powered by Kamaru Usman aiming to create a new trend of premium activations, merging sports and entertainment in an internationally proven concept, and giving MMA fans an opportunity to watch professional fights live.

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THE AFRICAN KNOCKOUT SHOW SEASON 1 finally comes to an end. After nine weeks of rigorous training, celebrity visits, exciting challenges, drama, emotions, wins and losses, the quest to finding the mixed martial arts champion in Nigeria has ended.