Benjamin Netanyahu took time out on Tuesday to welcome stars of the MMA Bellator, who will be holding their next event in Tel Aviv on Thursday.

The American mixed martial arts promotion company were welcomed by Netanyahu at the Knesset, who also took time out to spar with some of the fighters, ahead of the Bellator 188 event.

Israeli-born Noad Lahat will be putting his unbeaten record on the line when he takes on Jeremiah Labiano in the evening’s main event, while Haim Golzali will also be putting his unbeaten record on the line, competing in the co-main event, a welterweight clash against Ukrainian Arsen Faitovich