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2023 Dubai Pro: The Ultimate Bodybuilding Showdown

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Jul 17, 2013
The stage is set for the world's finest bodybuilding athletes to lock horns at the grandiose 2023 Dubai Pro. This year's event, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in the ultramodern city of Dubai, UAE, promises high-octane competition across the Classic Physique, Men's Physique, and 212 bodybuilding categories.

The Stakes: Higher Than Ever​

Drawing over 70 top-tier IFBB Pro League athletes globally, the 2023 Dubai Pro is more than just a competition—it's the pathway to the grand 2023 Olympia Weekend in Orlando, FL, from Nov. 2-5, 2023. The winners from the three core categories will secure their spot for this prestigious event. However, if a victor has already qualified, the qualification will not be granted.

2023 Dubai Pro

212 Bodybuilding​

  • Mazin Salim AlRahbi (Oman)
  • Radoslav Angelov (Bulgaria)
  • Masoom Butt (United Kingdom)
  • Mohamed Embaby (Egypt)
  • Muhammet Kurutas (Turkey)
  • Hiroya Matsouka (Japan)
  • Julian Lee Ramdhari (South Africa)
  • Ismail Ahmed Mohamed Radwan (UAE)
  • Zhen Hua Song (China)
  • Siwei Yang (China)

Classic Physique​

  • Hassan Mahdi Alabdrabalreda (Saudi Arabia)
  • Ibrahim Aldawsari (Saudi Arabia)
  • Ahmed Hameed Aleidani (UAE)
  • Wael Ali (Egypt)
  • Jabar Alkuwari (Qatar)
  • Abdulaziz Al-Murshedi (Kuwait)
  • Jose Maria Mete Bueriberi (Spain)
  • Dylan Dawson (South Africa)
  • Khaled El Nahawy (Saudi Arabia)
  • Valeri Enchev (Bulgaria)
  • Patrik Herczik (Czech Republic)
  • Shicheng Jin (China)
  • Chen Kang (China)
  • Abou Konate (United Kingdom)
  • Ahmed Hameed Majeed (UAE)
  • Miguel Malimo (Mozambique)
  • Subiel Nisar (India)
  • Valentin Petrov (Bulgaria)
  • Artem Puchkov (Russia)
  • Piyush Raj (India)
  • Denis Romanov (Russia)
  • Terrence Ruffin (USA)
  • Fabio Junio Ramos Vale (Brazil)
  • Aravind Ravikumar (India)
  • Wesley Vissers (Netherlands)

Men’s Physique​

  • Ramadan Abdalla (Egypt)
  • Aslan Abdullayev (Kazakhstan)
  • Kamal Aitirhmour (Morocco)
  • Murat Akkose (Turkey)
  • Qaisar Alasi (Bahrain)
  • Mishal Alhassan (Saudi Arabia)
  • Soud Alkhamees (Kuwait)
  • Mahmood Al-Maghrabi (Bahrain)
  • Mohammad Almutawah (Kuwait)
  • Sanad Yousef Alsanad (Kuwait)
  • Adeyemi Awoyemi (United Kingdom)
  • Omar Boresli (Kuwait)
  • Jeffrey Darko (United Kingdom)
  • Philippe Degila (France)
  • Harvey A. Devanadera (Philippines)
  • Mahmoud Elsabagh (Egypt)
  • Karim Esmat (Kuwait)
  • Youseff Hassan (Egypt)
  • Hachemi Hemza (Algeria)
  • Xiao Long Hong (China)
  • Mahmoud Ibrahim (Egypt)
  • Ali Jafar (Kuwait)
  • Tyrone Jagger (South Africa)
  • Mimoh Yuvraj Kamble (India)
  • Hossein Karimi (USA)
  • Imran Khan (India)
  • Ozcan Kirant (Turkey)
  • Cetin Koroglu (Turkey)
  • Ilya Kvashnin (Russia)
  • Hashem Mohammed (Saudi Arabia)
  • Osam Al Mujalli (Saudi Arabia)
  • Ash Mullen (New Zealand)
  • Carlos Asiedu Ocran (China)
  • Azad Mohammed Rasheed Omar (Iraq)
  • Abisai Pietersz (The Netherlands)
  • Sidy Pouye (Spain)
  • Kahlia Ramzi (Algeria)
  • Mohammad Javad Sadeghi (Iran)
  • Shogo Sato (Japan)
  • Alessio Sbizzera (Italy)
  • Ahmed Shokry Soliman (Egypt)
  • Furkan Tunc (Turkey)
  • Dawid Wachelka (Poland)
  • Emile Walker (England)
  • Jiang Kun Zhi (China)

Athletes in the Limelight​

While every athlete at the 2023 Dubai Pro brings unparalleled talent and dedication, some names resonate louder due to their past performances and monumental presence in the bodybuilding world.

Terrence Ruffin: The Classic Maverick​

A two-time Arnold Classic Physique champion, Terrence Ruffin, is making his debut for the 2023 season in Dubai. Known for his jaw-dropping definition and awe-inspiring poses, Ruffin eyes the podium with determination. His last appearance at the 2022 Classic Physique Olympia saw him clinching the sixth position, intensifying the need for a win in Dubai.

Wesley Vissers: The Indomitable Titan​

Wesley Vissers, fresh off his triumph at the 2023 Europa Pro Classic Physique, is another strong contender. With an already secured spot for the 2023 Olympia, Vissers' participation might be a strategy to outperform Ruffin, thereby influencing the latter's chances for the Olympia.

Denis Romanov: The Consistent Powerhouse​

Denis Romanov is on a roll, having secured top-five finishes in all his three previous 2023 shows. His best position was third at the 2023 AGP South Korea Classic Physique Pro. After qualifying but missing the 2022 Olympia, Romanov aims to grab the qualification this year.

Expanding the Bodybuilding Horizons​

Bodybuilding, as an art and discipline, has seen legends like Robby Robinson and modern champions like Regan Grimes create legacies. The road to Olympia is paved with hard work, as showcased by Brett Wilkin's intense quad training sessions. As the 2023 Dubai Pro approaches, all eyes are on these phenomenal athletes, each of whom showcases not just physical prowess but the epitome of dedication and discipline.
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Aug 17, 2021
Bodybuilding legend Dennis Wolf joins RXMuscle's Siddique Farooqi at the 2023 Dubai Pro. Wolf, appearing on behalf of Gym80, talks about his transition from being a pro bodybuilder to his current training and health regimen. Wolf also discusses the new crop of top tier German bodybuilders, including Urs Kalecinski, Roman Fritz, Tim Budesheim, and Dennis Reinhold.

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