Brave Combat Federations (Brave CF) president Mohammed Shahid recently revealed that the Welterweight division is soon to have a champion during a LIVE conversation on the official Brave CF Facebook page. Shahid silenced the noise around the topic by announcing Mohammed Fakhreddine vs. Carl Booth will be the title fight to take place in Brazil on August 12th.
It did not come as a surprise to most Middle Eastern MMA fans who have watched Fakhreddines performance over the last two years, especially his last two dominant performances under the Brave CF banner. A fighter that puts on a show every time he steps into the cage, Fakhreddine will now get the well earned ticket to crown his career with a world championship title belt.
” I knew I was going to fight for the title from the first day I signed my contract with Brave. It was just a matter of time before I showed everyone what I can do…what I was born to do. Nevertheless, its always an honor to sign a title bout contract and secure the opportunity. Not a lot of people get to experience this. ”
Fakhreddine who was set to make his promotional debut at Brave’s first event was held back due to injury. He then made a different kind of appearance as a commentator in Brave 2. It was there that he witnessed Carl Booth knockout Gadzhimusa Gaziev in Bahrain. In the post fight press conference Fakhreddine called out Booth and the latter showed full readiness to make it happen.
” When I saw Carl Booth fight, I felt the guy has potential to move up the ranks. At that point not too many welterweights had been signed by the Brave promotion. I wanted this fight and I fought all my battles to reach this point. I got nothing but respect for Booth. He has high level striking and a well rounded game, but nothing compared to the skill set am bringing with me. I am here to prove that I am better, and that’s what I will do. ”
The pressure is all on Booth when it comes to experience, as Fakhreddine has previously fought for other organization titles, despite not being of the same weight. Before a fight, it is a normal for fighters to stress but it doubles up when the stakes are high.
“The pressure is all on him this time, I’ve been in this situation before and being an MMA world champion is something I am destined to be. I’ve done it in two different weigh classes, but I take nothing for granted and everyone will see this when the fight day comes. ”
The event will take place in Curitiba, Brazil. The main event will feature the Light Heavyweight championship title fight between Klidson Abreu (10-2-0) from Brazil, and Timo Feucht (6-0-0),from Germany. This will be the second time Brave CF head to Brazil, and the first with two title fights on the card.
Watch below Fakhreddine’s fights under Brave Combat Federation
Brave 6 Kazakhstan: Lukasz Witos vs Mohammad Fakhreddine
Brave 4 Abu Dhabi: Mohammad Fakhareddine vs Vinícius Cruz