Even though he received lucrative offers from promotions in North America, former M-1 Global flyweight titleholder Aleksander Doskalchuk believes that he made a good decision to sign with BRAVE Combat Federation.
The 31-year-old native of Chernivtsi, Ukraine explored the free-agent market at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, and the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts organization came knocking on his door with an exclusive multi-bout contract.
Even though Doskalchuk admitted that he did sit down with and hear out pitches from different companies, he chose to put more weight on BRAVE CF.
“I chose BRAVE CF because they are developing fast, doing many events in different countries, and signing many top fighters especially in his division,” he said.
Since its establishment in 2016, BRAVE CF has been very active in holding shows across the globe, visiting 23 different countries in the span of fewer than five years. Its list includes Brazil, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Mexico, India, Pakistan, Columbia, Romania, South Africa, Morocco, Jordan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
BRAVE CF’s strategic expansion has been credited to its unique business model that focuses more on the development of the sport per region by creating an ecosystem, which will empower athletic commissions as well as provide a platform for promising athletes to hone their craft.
The promotion will return to Almaty, Kazakhstan on August 21st to hold BRAVE CF 53, and one of the athletes competing on that card is Doskalchuk. He is set to duke it out with hometown favorite and fellow M-1 Global alumnus Asu “Zulfikar” Almabaev.
While he is confident of walking out with his hand raised in triumph against Almabaev, Doskalchuk already has his eyes on the future. The Ukrainian even has an opponent in mind in case he gets the call to suit up after this assignment.
“I want to fight again after this. I want to fight against Dustin Ortiz,” Doskalchuk stated.