BRAVE CF 74 is officially in the books and it’s safe to say that Levy Carriel made sure it was an event fans will remember for a long time.
Across the evening we saw a parade of fantastic fights and finishes from the finest that BRAVE Combat Federation and Hexagone MMA has to offer. However, in more ways than one, Levy Carriel was the MVP of the night – and it happened in the blink of an eye.
Carriel was tasked with battling Mathieu Rakotondrazanany on short notice in a contest that many believed he would win. Alas, few could’ve anticipated that he’d make the kind of impact he did in Nantes.
With the world watching, Carriel obliterated Rakotondrazanany with an insane flying switch-kick knockout in the first round. The two had been trading blows in the seconds prior to the finish before Levy put an end to the action in devastating fashion.
Within minutes, an unlimited stream of fight fans had seen the footage across social media as Levy Carriel elevated himself to ‘viral sensation’ status. Everyone from pundits to referees to his fellow fighters were reacting to the KO, which is as good of an endorsement as you can get from your peers.
From news reports to highlight videos and beyond, you can bet this is enough to earn some consideration in the Knockout of the Year conversation – and that stretches across all combat sports.
BRAVE CF 74 Official Results
Lightweight fight: Lucas Martins beat Ylies Djiroun via TKO (strikes) at 3m35s – Round 1
Lightweight fight: Vladyslav Rudniev beat Anthony Dizy via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight fight: Pavel Dailidko beat Salim El Oussaidi via TKO (strikes) at 4m11s – Round 1
Bantamweight fight: Borislav Nikolic beat Ali Guliyev via KO at 1m34s – Round 1
Catchweight 81kg fight: Levy Carriel beat Mathieu Rakotondrazanany via KO (head kick) at 2m6s – Round 1