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'Iranian Hulk' Signs For Bare Knuckle Promotion And Will Make His Debut In 2020

'Iranian Hulk' Signs For Bare Knuckle Promotion And Will Make His Debut In 2020

A power lifter nicknamed the 'Iranian Hulk' has signed a deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships (BKFC) and he'll make his eagerly-awaited debut in early 2020.

Real name Sajad Gharibi is an internet sensation because of his huge physique. He stands at a towering six-foot-two and weighs in at a whopping 390lbs, or 176kg.

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The man mountain, who's a former bodybuilder, has flirted with a move to the mixed-martial-arts world and he'll finally have the chance to prove if he can live up to his Marvel superhero namesake when he steps into the ring.

The 27-year-old will make his fighting debut in early 2020 after signing a deal with BKFC.

Image: FITE
Image: FITE

The promotion's president David Feldman announced the signing of Gharibi during the broadcast of last night's show.

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He'll make his competitive bow at an event titled 'USA vs. Iran: World War 3'.

BKFC was founded in April 2018 and they've held nine shows, including last night's event headlined by the rematch between Jason Knight vs. Artem Lobov.

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The promotion has successfully lured some of the biggest names in MMA and boxing to their roster. From former UFC title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga to ex-boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi.

The acquisition of Gharibi is just another high-profile signing for the fledgling fight company.

Topics: Fight News, MMA

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Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.