Egypt-based Muhamed Juma is relishing the thought of pitting his skills against some of the toughest light heavyweight mixed martial artists in the world.

The athlete who — through his father — has South Sudanese roots has set his sights firmly on winning a potentially life-changing Professional Fighters League contract in the PFL Challenger Series starting this weekend.

The PFL Challenger Series will see athletes from across the globe compete for eight (regular season or developmental) contracts in one of the biggest MMA promotions in the world.

The inaugural series kicks off on the 18th of February with the men’s light heavyweight division at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.