Isa Town, Bahrain| Hamza Kooheji scored a hard-fought victory over a very game Jeremy Pacatiw after three thrilling rounds, after the Filipino had come very close to finishing the local boy.
The welterweight bout was part of the main card of today’s Brave 2: Dynasty event at Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town, Bahrain. It streamed on Live in BraveFights.com and on ABS-CBN Sports and Action Network found throughout Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. In the U.S. Brave 2 was aired on MYX TV, found on Comcast and DirecTV.
In an exciting first round Bahrain’s pride and joy was almost finished by Kimura as he secured an excellent takedown but fell into a submission which looked tight. Kooheji looked stronger yet Pacatiw was always dangerous from below and attacking in different ways.
The second round saw Pacatiw swinging and connecting with Kooheji, but Hamza scored another takedown and spent most of the round in top control attempting to transition and find a submission.
The third round started the same way as the Filipino looked dangerous with his unpredictable striking, yet once again Kooheji secured a crucial takedown. Suddenly Kooheji fell into an arm-bar attempt and for two and a half minutes was defending this dangerous submission. Finally he broke free and finished on top, landing a big knee as the bell rang.
Kooheji improves his record to 5-1 while Jeremy suffers his first career loss, going down to 5-1.
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