Malek Mahmoud hasn’t fought since April of 2018, when he lost a narrow split decision to Vladimir Kazbekov in the co-main event of Maverick MMA 6.
Following the loss, Mahmoud’s fan base in northeastern Pennsylvania couldn’t wait to watch what he did next, as they knew the close loss was going to make him come back with a vengeance. Instead, Mahmoud announced his retirement due to a number of injuries.
Now after being sidelined for nearly three years, Mahmoud will make his return to the cage in the the Cage Fury promotion on April 1 at CFFC 94, where he’ll take on Joey Tizzano in a featherweight bout.
Prior to his fight, Mahmoud spoke to MyMMANews about his long awaited return. Aside from talking about his comeback fight, Mahmoud also talked about his health and his drive to once again be a professional fighter. You can hear everything he had to say by watching his full interview in the video above.
A full list of fights announced for CFFC 94 are listed below:
Bassil Hafez vs. Evan Cutts – for the CFFC welterweight championship
Solomon Renfro vs. Nick Alley
Thomas Majeski vs. Jonathan Piersma
James Lyons vs. Cody Zappone
Frank Wells vs. Timothy Cuamba
Joey Tizzano vs. Malek Mahmoud
Earl Small vs. Adam Wamsley