BRAVE Combat Federation made history this Thursday, holding the biggest fight card in Arab MMA history, with athletes from all over the world descending upon Kombat Kingdom to face off the best fighters from the MENA region. In the main event, French-Algerian Ylies Djiroun beat Abdul-Rakhman Makhazhiev by submission in the first round and sent a stark message to the Lightweight division, claiming he’s ready for everyone.
After dropping Makhazhiev in the first round with a high kick, Djiroun saw his opponent have a better second frame, when Abdul-Rakhman scored with tough body kicks and takedowns. However, in the third round, Ylies stepped up on his boxing and eventually landed a nasty guillotine, which forced Makhazhiev to tap out.
In the co-main event Lebanon’s Ahmed Labban put on a striking clinic over a very tough Nemanja Kovac. ‘’The Shadow’’ threw everything at Kovac, using his world-class striking skills to always be one step ahead of ‘’Sledgehammer’’ en route to a dominant unanimous decision in his BRAVE CF debut.
Yousif Ghrairi had an amazing performance in his BRAVE CF debut, coming from behind to beat Hassan Talal by knockout, connecting with a knee from clinch that separated Talal from his consciousness.
Elsewhere there were dominant knockout victories for Murtaza Talha, Azat Maksum, Nkosi Ndebele, Hassan Fakhreddine, Eslam Syaha, among others.
BRAVE CF continues its 21 days of madness next week with BRAVE CF 49, taking place once again on the beautiful Arad Fort, Arad, Bahrain on March 25th.
BRAVE CF 48: Arabian Night Results
Lightweight Ylies Djiroun def. Abdul-Rakhman Makhazhiev via submission (guillotine choke) – 3m34s – Round 3
Super Lightweight: Ahmed Labban def. Nemanja Kovac by unanimous decision (3x 30-27)
Catchweight (77kgs):Olli Santalahti def. Georges Eid by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Nkosi Ndebele def. Abdelmoumen Msaate by TKO – Round 2
Catchweight (88kgs): Murtaza Talha def. Cameron Mentijies by KO – 1m51s – Round 1
Catchweight (58.5kg): Azat Maksum def. Michael Aljarouj by KO – 56s – Round 3
Featherweight: Yousif Ghrairi def. Hassan Talal by KO (Knee) – 2m53s – Round 3
Super Lightweight: Abbas Khan def. Omar El Dafrawy via unanimous decision (3x 30-27)
Middleweight: Hassan Fakhreddine def. Eslam Abdel Menem by TKO (body shot) – 3m49s – Round 1
Middleweight: Eslam Syaha def. Mohamed Ghorabi by TKO – 2m04s – Round 1
Catchweight (70 kgs): Hussein Salem def. Gerson Pereira via TKO – Round 2 – 3m35s
Catchweight Bout (59kgs):Maysara Mohamed def. Issa Salem by unanimous decision (3x 29-28)
Catchweight (68 kgs): Abdullah Alyaqoob def. Ramyar Luqman by unanimous decision (2x 30-27, 29-28)
Lightweight: Mohsen Mohammadseifi def. Bichi Zakaria via TKO – 43s – Round 1