Athlete relations department of Brave Combat Federation has confirmed that the promotion will focus on roster expansion in the Middleweight division. The Bahrain based global promotion had been active in signing multiple global athletes during 2018 including top prospects from Africa, Europe, North America and South East Asia. Globally middleweight division has the right combination of world’s top strikers, some of its best wrestlers and some of the highest calibre Jiu-Jitsu players. They combine for exciting stylistic matchups and unpredictable finishes. Currently, the promotion has one among the most competitive welterweight divisions in the MMA world and a rapidly growing lightweight division.
The focus on developing the Middleweight division will add more athletes to the roster. Ikram Aliskerov from Dagestan, Russia is leading the division with three straight wins in the promotion. He is also undefeated in his career with five straight wins. Aliskerov has secured wins over Rufat Asadov, Jeremy Smith and Chad Hanekom at Brave. Brave Combat Federation had made multiple signings in the flyweight and featherweight divisions during July 2018. With more middleweight prospects added to the roster, it is highly probable that a championship could be soon introduced.
“We are always looking to sign the best up and coming prospects and established veterans. Once we have built a good pool of middleweights we can then certainly look at introducing a title in the division. This won’t happen immediately however but it is certainly something we have got our eye on”, said Yousef Nasser, Head of Athlete Relations.