Brave 2 Recap: Booth Is A Bomber; Azaitar, Kooheji, Selawi, Boudegzdame Shine


Brave 2: Dynasty had a little something for everyone.

Epic knockouts, slick submissions, gritty, hard-fought decisions … you name it, the Brave 2: Dynasty mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza — which took place last night (December 02, 2016) inside Khalifa Sports City, Bahrain had it.

The fighters made the show a big success. We saw some amazing fights and we saw them perform at the highest level. The welter weight division after this event looks like a very interesting one with Mohammad Fakhreddine on his way back from injury to the mix will make it a very strong match ups for future brave. Gary showed Indian fans they have a new hero. He looked great. And Hamza Kooheji on the other hand as always showed his heart to grind and pull of a win. The most impressive fight for me was Elias, and this boy has a bright future with Brave Combat Federation.

In case you missed any or all of last Friday night’s MMA action, we’ve gone ahead and compiled a results recap and the top stories for your perusal.

Jomar Pa-ac Vs. Haider Farman

The two straw-weights opened up the Brave 2: Dynasty fight night in a spectacular fashion to merit the Fight of the Night Bonus. After three close rounds of action, this one went to Jomar Pa-ac who will return to the Philippines with a new win on his record.

Christian Quiñonez Vs. Ahmed Faress

In fight two, Quiñonez outclassed Ahmed Faress finishing the latter 2 minutes into the first round via technical knockout. An unfortunate debut to the Egyptian who suffers his second career loss while accumulating 13 victories on his record.

Tyree Fortune Vs. Ben Forsyth

The fight between Tyree Fortune and Ben Forsyth didn’t end with a bang, but an MMA class, as Fortune took a lopsided three-round unanimous decision. The story of this fight fight was simple: Tyree Fortune delivered punches and takedowns, and Forsyth had no answer for either.db1p6682

Gary Mangat Vs. Troy Bantiag

Bantamweight Gurdarshan “SaintLion” Mangat hailing from India and fighting out of Tristar Gym in Canada delivered right what was expected of him. A brutal TKO finish! During a dominant display, Mangat landed some brutal hammer fists in the second stanza, forcing the referee to put an end to the fight.

Alex da Silva Vs. Daniel Swain

Brazilian Alex Da Silva (18-0) showcased his high-profile striking against US opponent Daniel Swain (16-8) to remain undefeated and extend his streak to 18 wins. The second round of the fight saw Da Silva landing nasty leg kicks and beautiful combinations, before finally dropping an exhausted Swain with a knee to the head and finishing him with brutal elbows from above.1s7a6373

Elias Boudegzdame Vs. Walel Watson

In the opening fight of the main card, Elias Boudegzdame scored a sensational submission win in what was his biggest challenge to date. The former Desert Force fighter Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame is young, but he has always impressed the MMA world with his incredibly slick ground game and lethal Jiu-Jitsu. As Elias promised, the “Smile” was Arabic at Brave 2!

Jarrah Al Selawi Vs. Erik Carlsson

Jordan’s favorite Jarrah Al Selawi (7-2) sunk in his signature Kimura lock, forcing Swedish opponent Erik Carlsson to tap out. The two had a heated face-off at the open workouts when the Al Selawi taunted the Swedish with an imposing “roar”, and boy did he deliver. An impressive debut for “The Jordanian” lion at Brave Combat Federation.

Hamza Kooheji Vs. Jeremy Pacatiw

“The Golden Boy” Hamza Kooheji earned a decision victory over Jeremy Pacatiw, but the local boy had to dig deep into his reserves after the Filipino had come very close to finishing him. Al Kooheji was pushed to the brink of his abilities, but he still edged Pacatiw on the scorecards.

Ottman Azaitar Vs. Kevin Koldobsky

In the co-main event of the evening, Moroccan fighter Ottman Azaitar put his undefeated record on the line while bloodying Koldobsky and coming out on top. Azaitar earned the judge’s decision to remain undefeated and climb to 8-0.


Carl Booth Vs. Gadzhimusa Gaziev

And main event stars Carl Booth and Gadzhimusa Gaziev put on a show for the sold-out crowd at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain as they delivered a back-and-forth, all-action clash that finally finished in the second round when Booth delivered a lighting fast right hand ended Gaziev’s march for the title.

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