HomeUFCBRAVE CF 50: Al-Silawi defends title; Russian stars shine in event, Turkalj earns quickest KO ever | FightBookMMA
BRAVE CF 50: Al-Silawi defends title; Russian stars shine in event, Turkalj earns quickest KO ever | FightBookMMA
April 2, 2021
Arad Fort, Arad, Bahrain – BRAVE CF 50 was the epitome of what made BRAVE Fight Federation the fastest-growing Combined Martial Arts promotion in its first 50 editions. Full of thrilling fights, the occasion confirmed what’s about to return sooner or later for the actually international group but additionally portrayed the most important stars that made historical past on this first chapter. For the entire and official outcomes you may go right here.
In the primary occasion of the night, Jarrah Al Silawi, who owns the report of most BRAVE CF finishes in historical past, as soon as once more confirmed why he’s the #1 ranked Tremendous Welterweight fighter on the planet and defeated Ismail Naurdiev through TKO within the second spherical.
Naurdiev began sturdy however Jarrah shortly picked up the tempo and began to land vicious leg kicks to his opponent’s open stance. They got here to the second spherical and the strain was an excessive amount of for Naurdiev to take. With yet one more sequence of leg kicks, Jarrah compromised Naurdiev’s left leg and the challenger fell, forcing the referee to intervene and cease the battle.
After the battle, Jarrah mentioned that he was not solely defending his personal legacy contained in the cage however that he felt like he was additionally defending BRAVE CF’s legacy as a corporation in the primary occasion bout.
“I don’t assume it was a straightforward battle in any respect. Ismail is a tricky man, he fought very well however I simply managed to exhibit every little thing I skilled so onerous for”, he mentioned. BRAVE CF is my dwelling and I needed to defend my dwelling in opposition to a fighter that was coming off recent and surrounded by hype”.
Two of Russia’s most adorned Flyweights, Ali Bagautinov and Velimurad Alkhasov superior within the prestigious BRAVE Fight Federation Flyweight World Title Match with wins over Dustin Ortiz and Zach Makovsky, respectively.
Velimurad, who avenged his solely skilled loss, suffered in 2020 through cut up resolution in opposition to Makovsky, is the primary man certified to the event’s ultimate. Bagautinov, who’s now 2-0 at BRAVE CF will tackle Jose “Shorty” Torres for a spot within the grand ultimate.
The occasion additionally suffered from last-minute modifications. That’s as a result of Mohammad “The Newest” Fakhreddine fell in poor health within the backstage, hours earlier than his Mild Heavyweight title battle in opposition to Mohamed Mentioned Maalem, and wasn’t capable of make his option to the cage. Officers have confirmed that Fakhreddine was taken care of and is recovering however didn’t disclose eventual plans of rescheduling the title bout.
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