BRAVE CF 75: Acoidan Duque wins big in main event as Spain officially becomes the 30th country to host BRAVE CF
Nov 18, 2023
BRAVE Combat Federation has officially reached a new high. With a stunning event in Tenerife, Spain, this Saturday, November 18, the most global organization in mixed martial arts became the only promotion to host events in 30 countries. BRAVE CF 75 took place in association with leading local promotion Fight2One and saw the arrival of several new stars, as well as establishing Acoidan Duque as a force to be reckoned with in the Super Lightweight division.
‘’El Pei’’ Duque was the only Spanish fighter to win - and he won big. The biggest star of the evening, and fighting in his hometown of Tenerife, Acoidan weathered the early storm from Donovan Desmae and used his wrestling and grappling to take over.
After a back-and-forth first round, Duque took Desmae down, and after a series of scrambles, came out on top, forcing a knee injury on his opponent, who was unable to answer the bell for the final round, and Acoidan was victorious via TKO (injury).
Before him, Kevin Cordero came within inches of shocking Levan Kirtadze when the two battled it out in the co-main event. After Levan showcased perfect balance between his striking and wrestling throughout the first ten minutes, Cordero stepped on the gas in the final five minutes and was very close to finishing the fight – Kirtadze was literally saved by the final bell and came out victorious himself, showcasing a bright future for Georgia in BRAVE CF.
In the third fight of the evening, Alexander Mikael and Omar Hussein had an even match-up, with both men alternating dominance in the clinch – Brazil's Mikael ended up getting the nod in a split decision, but the fight could have easily gone the other way.
Jawany Scott finished off a wild week with the biggest win of his career, when he shut down the offense of Ubay Gonzalez to earn a very well-deserved unanimous decision. The Englishman did well throughout the fight to alternate his grappling, with tough strikes, and absorbed a huge head kick from Gonzalez to set the tone early on.
In the first fight of the evening, Anuar Bensayiid used huge calf kicks to set up an incredible finish over Quentin Dumont. It was the first TKO due to leg kicks since former Middleweight and Light Heavyweight champion Mohammad Fakhreddine broke Christofer Silva’s leg all the way back at BRAVE CF 27, in October of 2019.
After a historic event in Spain, BRAVE CF remains on the road and moves next to beautiful Jakarta, Indonesia for BRAVE CF 76. And then it’s back home, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, for the beginning of the BRAVE International Combat Week, but also an event in Brazil. Stay tuned for an amazing end to the year from the most global MMA organization on the planet.
BRAVE CF 75 - FULL RESULTS
Super Lightweight: Acoidan Duque def. Donovan Desmae via TKO (Injury) – End of Round 2
Featherweight: Levan Kirtadze def. Kevin Cordero via unanimous decision (3x 29-28)
Catchweight 77kg: Alexander Mikael def. Omar Hussein via split decision (29-28-29-28, 28-29)
Catchweight 59kg: Jawany Scott def. Ubay Gonzalez via majority decision (30-27, 30-26, 28-28)
Lightweight: Anuar Bensayiid def. Quentin Dumont via TKO (leg kicks and punches) – Round 1