by BRAVE CF
Event on Mar 18, 2021
BRAVE Combat Federation made history this Thursday, holding the biggest fight card in Arab MMA history, with athletes from all over the world descending upon Kombat Kingdom to face off the best fighters from the MENA region. In the main event, French-Algerian Ylies Djiroun beat Abdul-Rakhman Makhazhiev by submission in the first round and sent a stark message to the Lightweight division, claiming he’s ready for everyone.
After dropping Makhazhiev in the first round with a high kick, Djiroun saw his opponent have a better second frame, when Abdul-Rakhman scored with tough body kicks and takedowns. However, in the third round, Ylies stepped up on his boxing and eventually landed a nasty guillotine, which forced Makhazhiev to tap out.
In the co-main event Lebanon’s Ahmed Labban put on a striking clinic over a very tough Nemanja Kovac. ‘’The Shadow’’ threw everything at Kovac, using his world-class striking skills to always be one step ahead of ‘’Sledgehammer’’ en route to a dominant unanimous decision in his BRAVE CF debut.
Yousif Ghrairi had an amazing performance in his BRAVE CF debut, coming from behind to beat Hassan Talal by knockout, connecting with a knee from clinch that separated Talal from his consciousness.
Elsewhere there were dominant knockout victories for Murtaza Talha, Azat Maksum, Nkosi Ndebele, Hassan Fakhreddine, Eslam Syaha, among others.
BRAVE CF continues its 21 days of madness next week with BRAVE CF 49, taking place once again on the beautiful Arad Fort, Arad, Bahrain on March 25th.