In a spectacular conclusion to the year, the National Arena witnessed a monumental clash on December 24th, as the seasoned Serigne Dia “Bombardier” from Mbour faced off against the formidable Reug-Reug from Thiaroye-sur-Mer.
Crafted by the skilled promoter Jamaican, this matchup, now etched in the annals of arena history, delivered a captivating intergenerational duel between a seasoned veteran and a young, ambitious contender in the realm of MMA.
The grand finale unfolded with Reug-Reug stepping into the arena, determined to redeem himself after his first defeat in 17 fights against Sa Thiès last season. Armed with experience and a record boasting an impressive 11-year undefeated streak, the Thiaroye champion faced the challenge head-on, seeking to reclaim his stature and continue his journey towards VIP status.
Notably, Reug-Reug secured a victory against Marcus Almeida Buchecha, showcasing his prowess in both MMA and grappling.
On the other side of the ring, Serigne Dia “Bombardier,” despite approaching the twilight of his career at the age of 48, proved to be a formidable force. With a wealth of experience, substantial physique, athletic prowess, and mental fortitude, Bombardier emerged as a daunting adversary. Throughout his illustrious career, he thwarted ambitious wrestlers like Mohamed Ndao “Tyson” in 2002 and Balla Gaye 2 in 2014, solidifying his status as the only wrestler to wear the King’s crown twice.
In a battle that unfolded with both grace and intensity, the contrasting styles and unique trajectories of Bombardier and Reug-Reug added an extra layer of excitement to the bout. Despite Bombardier’s recent setbacks with two consecutive losses to Eumeu Sène and Tapha Tine, he drew on the endurance cultivated in MMA, seeking success to potentially cap off his career on a high note.
After a thrilling contest that kept the audience on the edge of their seats, the National Arena crowned a victor. The grand finale concluded with [Result of the Match], marking a significant moment in the careers of these two remarkable athletes. The National Arena extends its congratulations to the winner and gratitude to the participants for delivering a historic spectacle.