First Round Management was founded in 2008 by current President and C.E.O. Malki Kawa, recognized as the top agent in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) AND NFL. The Miami, Fla.-based firm has grown to today represent the top ATHLETES in all of MMA, including in the UFC, the world’s top promotion.
Malki Kawa played his first hands in the world of high-powered negotiation in the field of real estate and quickly succeeded in closing some of the most profitable contracts in the state of Florida. His expertise in negotiations and his passion for sports naturally brought him to the world of athletic representation. Mr. Kawa has been a licensed sports agent since 2005. He began his agenting career by representing some of the finest NFL athletes.
As CEO of First Round, Mr. Kawa has concentrated all efforts on representing MMA fighters. He is as controversial as he is ruthless in negotiations, attributes which have made him one of the nation's most powerful and renowned MMA agents.
Ibrahim "Abe" Kawa a Miami native joined First Round Management in 2012. His background in real estate and finance have assisted him in becoming a licensed Manager. He is fluent in three languages. English, Spanish and Arabic. He has been an integral part of the FRM team and experience includes sponsorships, sports and entertainment marketing, client management and contract negotiations. He has been representing world renown athletes in all major MMA organizations/promotions.
Abe’s goal is to see his clients attain all that they aspire to be by training hard all while doing business with integrity and honesty.
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7340 SW 48 St
Miami, Florida 33155
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