Brave Combat Federation hosted its biggest open workouts to date in The Avenues Shopping, in Manama, Bahrain to promote their November 17th, Brave 9: The Kingdom Of Champions event. Fans who attended the action packed day also got to see the main card fighters engaged in the first stare-downs ahead of their November 17 clash. As you’d expect with half starved athletes, it was a pretty tense affair.
The highlight was the encounter between Welterweights Carl Booth and Jarrah Al-Selawe whose rematch is scheduled for the Brave 9 showdown. There was clearly no love lost between the two, as they exchanged words during the encounter, with Al-Selawe, who lost their first meeting in 30 seconds, shoving the Englishman, who seemed unfazed.
Gesias Cavalcante, who will make his Brave debut on Friday, might be an MMA pioneer, but he was the innovator during the staredowns, as he chose to poke fun at his opponent, former UFC fighter Alan Omer, by filming his face with his mobile phone during their close encounter. The German didn’t appreciate JZ’s antics and things became a little tense.
Watch the face-off’s in the above video!
Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions Fight Card:
Lightweight: Ottman Azaitar x Alejandro Martínez (for the inaugural title)
Featherweight: Elias Boudegzdame (champion) x Lucas Mineiro
Bantamweight: Gurdarshan Mangat x Stephen Loman (for the inaugural title)
Welterweight: Jarrah Al Selawe x Carl Booth
Lightweight: Gesias Cavalcante x Alan Omer
Lightweight: Erick “Índio Brabo” x Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady
Welterweight: Mohammad Fakhreddine x Tahar Hadbi
Bantamweight: Mohammad Farhad x Hamza Kooheji
Bantamweight: Felipe Efrain x Nawras Abzakh
Lightweight: Ahmed Amir x Erik Carlsson
Bantamweight: Frans Mlambo x Michael Deiga-Scheck
Middleweight: Jeremy Smith x Ikram Aliskerov
Catchweight (150 lbs): Hardeep Rai x Sam Patterson
Lightweight: Charlie Leary x Daniele Scatizzi
Bantamweight: Jeremy Pacatiw x Jalal Al Daaja
Strawweight: Atif Mohammed x Haider Farman