‘The Answer’ will be ringside once again, commentating at the upcoming Brave Combat Federation event, Brave 8: The Rise of Champions. Fight fans around the world will have another added reason to witness what unfolds, as the former UFC lightweight champion; Frankie Edgar gives his shrewd and technical input on the proceedings taking place.
Currently ranked as the #2 featherweight contender in the world, Frankie is set to challenge for the featherweight title by the end of this annual year, taking on newly crowned champion Max Holloway. Meanwhile, this Saturday ( August 12, 2017 ) might be the only date where we will see Edgar this close to some action in the cage. Brave Combat Federation 8 takes place at Curitiba, Brazil, headlined by two championship title bouts. In the main event, Timo Feucht from Germany is scheduled to face Klidson Farias from Brazil in a highly anticipated light heavyweight championship title match. Whereas, in the co-main event, Mohammad Fakhreddine from Lebanon will face Carl Booth from England in a welterweight championship title match.
In a recent preview of the match-up between Fakhreddine and Booth, Frankie Edgar gave several accolades to both men, citing their respective achievements, and pointing out that by the looks of what is at stake and the history of the two fighters, this spectacle promises to be a grudge match. Mohammad Fakhreddine, who is the most prominent Middle Eastern regional champion,has a history of exciting fights and a compiled record of 10 professional wins and 1 loss.
Here is a transcript of what Frankie Edgar had to say about the upcoming title fight:
”I’ll be commentating Brave 8. We have a great fight card ahead of us this weekend. In the co-main event, with the welterweight title on the line, you have Mohammad Fakhreddine from Lebanon versus Carl Booth from the UK. Carl is considered UK’s future of MMA. He is pretty much a human highlight reel, who has a very intimidating attitude, and he’s definitely going to be ready to bring the fight to Mohammad. But, on the other hand, Mohammad is a two-time Middle Eastern champion. He has been very successful and has a lot of finishes in his career. I believe he’s only been through a decision once. He wants to go out there and prove that Middle Eastern fighters can get it done on the international stage, and what better way to do it with the title fight on the line. Booth versus Fakhreddine, I mean you can’t miss with this fight. Two guys really kind of going for broke, really looking for the finish. I think we’re in for a very competitive fight, so we can’t wait to see who walks away with that belt. ”
Having fought more than 20 fights for the UFC, the fact that a seasoned veteran like Frankie Edgar acknowledged the achievements of one of our fighters is big news. Credit should also be given to Brave Combat Federation for paving the way and offering a platform for the likes of Mohammad Fakhreddine to compete at the highest of levels. We are all hopeful that this is only a stepping stone for our local fighters. Many more talents are likely to emerge in the future with the help of organizations such as Brave.