Based in Dakar, Senegal, ARES is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) league created by Vivendi Sports, organizer of sports competitions, notably on the African continent.
Molded by the will of Robins Tchale-Watchou, Managing Director of Vivendi Sports, and Fernand Lopez, founder of MMA Factory and Sports Manager for the league, ARES ambitions to become the largest MMA league on the African continent and in France.
Our mission is also to offer a platform to talented young African fighters for them to compete against some of the best fighters from around the world.
The League: ARES Fighting Championship
ARES Fighting Championship is an Afro-European MMA league created in 2019 by Vivendi Sports. We are passionate about bringing our sport to new territories and new audiences. Equally important to us, is our ambition to give high-potential fighters a platform to express themselves. On December 14th 2019, ARES 1 took place in Dakar, Senegal. 20 international fighters took the ARES Arena and new talents made themselves known to the world.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our scheduled events in Belgium and Africa for 2020 will not take place. We are however working hard to bring you new events and content as soon as possible. Watch this space…
Latest event - Ares 1
Dakar, Senegal was the inaugural site chose by ARES Fighting Championship to host their first event.
New Afro-European league, ARES Fighting bet everything on this event with an outstanding fight card featuring a whole host of top African, European & international fighters from all over the world. The Senegalese public witnessed an exceptional show finishing with a live performance by Senegalese pop star Wally Seck.
First win in the @ufc 🦾
After a 3 hard-fought rounds, @JoshParisian goes home with the win via split decision
(28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 👊
👏 Congratulations Josh, we were very honored to have you at #ARES1 https://t.co/rOawsVVHzA
A bantamweight clash in Dakar 🇸🇳
@LapilusTaylor began his adventure at ARES Fighting Championship with a MASSIVE victory against Marcos Breno, looking absolutely flawless despite the strong opposition❗️
An outstanding MMA debut for an unstoppable force. 💥
1.96m and 120kg of pure power, @mreugreug is an absolute MACHINE and quite simply built for THIS. 🇸🇳
📺 Watch this fight and many more exclusively on @UFCFightPass
Bellator veteran @gregorybabene (20-11) earned the Bonus Of The Night of the best Submission at #ARES1. 🏆
Congratulations Gregory, you earned it. 🦾
📺 Watch this fight and many others exclusively on 👉 @UFCFightPass
After the recent legalization of MMA in France, a second step forward has been taken: the French authorities will now allow sports betting on MMA fights. 💫
Our executive chairman @fernandlopez welcomes this decision, which will bring our sport to new heights in France. https://t.co/ndalbKKrG7