Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack goes up against D’Juan Owens of Virginia during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack’s Fadai takes on Owens in MMA championship fight

Nearly 900 people filled the Landing Sports Centre for Rise Fighting Championship 3 in Chilliwack

It was a packed house at Rise Fighting Championship 3 at the Landing Sports Centre in Chilliwack Saturday night.

Nearly 900 people came out to watch the mixed martial arts (MMA) event.

Chilliwack’s own Sabah Fadai, founder of Rise Fighting Championship, brought in 10 bouts for the event including the two main matches: Fadai versus D’Juan Owens (Richmond, Va.) in the lightweight championship, and Craig Maclean (Langley, B.C.) versus Chad Anheliger (Calgary, Alta.) in the bantamweight championship.

Fadai has been fighting for 12 years all over the world.

“I pursued professional MMA and reached the ranking of third place in Canada,” he said.

Fadai lost his bout to Owens by a split decision Saturday night. The event was broadcast live on FITE TV.

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Vaseline is applied to Sabah Fadai’s face before his fight to avoid cuts. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack goes up against D’Juan Owens of Virginia during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack goes up against D’Juan Owens of Virginia during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack goes up against D’Juan Owens of Virginia during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack goes up against D’Juan Owens of Virginia during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack goes up against D’Juan Owens of Virginia during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack goes up against D’Juan Owens of Virginia during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack goes up against D’Juan Owens of Virginia during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack goes up against D’Juan Owens of Virginia during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack goes up against D’Juan Owens of Virginia during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack goes up against D’Juan Owens of Virginia during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack and D’Juan Owens of Virginia pat each other on the back following their fight during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai (shaved head) of Chilliwack reacts as D’Juan Owens of Virginia is announced the winner during Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Sabah Fadai thanks people who helped organize Rise Fighting Championship 3, an MMA event at the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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