BRAVE CF announced the fight card for its upcoming event. BRAVE CF 65 takes place on Friday 28th at Khalifa Sports City in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The pairing of Hamza Kooheji and Eduardo Mora headlines the card.
BRAVE CF 65 main event
One of the top Bahrain MMA fighters, Kooheji returns to the BRAVE CF cage after his loss in a bantamweight title fight. At BRAVE CF 57 he lost to Brad Katona by a split decision. This defeat put an end to his five-fight winning streak. A Desert Force veteran has an 11 – 3 professional MMA record and sports a 8 – 2 balance in BRAVE CF.
Mora is a product of the Columbian MMA circuit and has a 7 – 3 record. He made his BRAVE CF debut back in July. At BRAVE CF 60 he lost by unanimous decision to Nkosi Ndebele.
Jose Torres vs. Izzeddine Al Derbani
Torres is a TITAN FC and UFC veteran with a 10 – 1 – 1 record. After stacking up a seven-fight winning streak in TITAN FC, he made his debut in the UFC by taking on Jarred Brooks. After managing to secure a TKO win at UFC Fight Night 131, he was paired with Alex Perez at UFC 227. There he suffered his first loss in his career. After parting ways with the UFC he was signed by BRAVE CF, where he remains unbeaten.
Al Derbani is a UAE Warriors veteran, who’s currently riding a five-fight winning streak. He will be making his BRAVE CF debut by taking on the American fighter.
Ahmad Labban vs. Carl Booth
The Lebanon fighter is an experienced Middle East MMA circuit veteran. He fought for a variety of promotions such as Desert Force, Phoenix FC, UAE Warriors, and finally – BRAVE CF. He has a 3 – 1 balance in the promotion and will try to bounce back after a decision loss to Issa Isakov.
The Englishman is one of BRAVE CF’s originals, as he was with the promotion almost from the beginning. He made his debut at BRAVE CF 2 and stacked up a 4 – 3 balance. Most recently he lost to Laureano Staropoli at ARES FC 5.
Mohamed Said Maalem vs. Magomed Gadzhiyasulov
Former BRAVE CF light heavyweight champion will be making his return after suffering a loss to Mohammad Fakhreddine. The Algerian fighter sports an 11 – 4 record and was on a six-fight winning streak prior to his defeat at BRAVE CF 57.
His opponent will be an unbeaten Bahrainian with an unblemished 7 – 0 record, who will be making his promotional debut.
Rest of BRAVE CF 65 fight card
The unbeaten Shamil Gaziev also will be making his BRAVE CF debut, as he will go against Pavel Dailidko.
Another Bahrain native, Abdulla AL Yaqoob is an unbeaten fighter who will put his three-fight winning streak on the line against Fouad Al Shami.
The unbeaten Maysara Mohamed will square off against Frieh Harahsheh, while Omar El Dafrawy will take on Kevin Ruart.