The Serbian superstar will fight on home soil for the first time since 2018 as he takes on dangerous Polish KO machine Marcin Naruszczka.
With fourteen wins and ten knockouts, Serbian MMA superstar Aleksandar “Joker” Ilić has built a notorious reputation while fighting in Europe’s top promotions. But it is in front of his home fans where he feels most indestructible. Ilić and Poland’s Marcin Naruszczka will make their BRAVE CF debuts this weekend when they compete at BRAVE CF 69 in a 90-kilogram Catchweight bout in Belgrade, Serbia, and he’s confident that he will have his hand raised as ‘’Joker’’ makes his much-anticipated return to Serbian soil, having fought only internationally since 2018.
Ilic is well-known for his ruthless KO ability and stage presence as he entertains fans with pre and post-fight gimmicks. He never lacks motivation, but this weekend, however, he will be extra-pumped as he fights in front of his home fans for the first time in almost six years.
“I enjoy having the people on my side,” says “Joker”. “It’s like another guy is helping me fight my opponent inside the BRAVE CF cage. The power football players get from fans inside the huge stadiums – the twelfth player – is what I feel when fighting in front of my home crowd,” says Ilić, who will soak up the love and support he will receive inside Belgrade’s Stark Arena.
“I feel untouchable. Not even f*****g King Kong can beat me when I fight here,” added Ilić.
‘’The Joker’’ will be keen on making a statement on the global stage, as BRAVE CF 69 will cap the largest combat sports festival as the BRAVE Serbia International Combat Week culminates with an explosive fight card on February 18, as the fastest-growing MMA organization in the world returns to Belgrade, Serbia, after the record-breaking success of the IMMAF World Championships conclude this Friday, February 17.