Hamza Kooheji (11-2-0) will bear the Bahraini flag carrying the hopes and dreams of the Kingdom as he will face Brad “Superman” Katona (10-2-0) training out of Straight Blast Gym Ireland in a five-round collision at BRAVE CF 57. As the battle will take place in Kooheji’s hometown, it is certain that Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain, will be on his side.
Kooheji has climbed the ranks after facing some of the toughest in the division including, Jeremy Pacatiw, Mohammad Farhad, Crisanto Pitpitunge, and Nahuel Gandolfi. Moreover, a win for Kooheji will be iconic for the Kingdom of Bahraini as he is the first-ever Bahrain Mixed Martial Artist to compete in the global promotion.
As the fight week has started, KHK MMA fighters, Arab MMA fighters, and major names in the sport have expressed their support and hopes on the shoulders of the Bahraini Bantamweight. The President of Bahrain Jiu-Jitsu Federation, H.E Redha Monfaradi shares his thoughts on Bahrain’s Hamza Kooheji taking on Brad Katona and had high hopes for the Bahraini flag to be raised after the end of the main event at BRAVE CF 57.
Other major names who came in support of Hamza include the fellow BRAVE CF champions, Eldar Eldarov and Ahmed Amir. Eldar demolished fighters to the top of the division to be crowned as a champion, also played a crucial role in mentoring the Bahraini Amateur MMA team that ranks first in the world. As Bahraini wrestling game is getting stronger from fight to fight, it is anticipated that Hamza would play to his strengths in the 5-round world championship fight.
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