Brave 2 fight card is continuing to blossom and two talented young fighters will go to war in Egyptian standout Ahmed Faress (2-1) and Mexico’s Cristian “El Taylon” Quinonez (6-1).
“Prince” Ahmed Faress is a poster-boy for his nation. He’ll be flying the flag for Egypt at Brave 2, with a wealth of amateur experience under his belt.
It’s very easy to see why the 25-year-old caught the attention of the Brave promoters. He has been tearing up the local MMA circuit in Egypt, and has fought twice in Desert Force catching the attention of the middle-east.
He notched 11 amateur wins in regional competition, securing the AUFC title. Faress finished 9 fights in the first round via submission and displayed some deadly Jiu Jitsu techniques in his fights.
In his pro debut at Desert Force, Faress submitted Jordan’s Saif Zaqzouq via Kimura in the first round.
Now he takes on the young prospect El Taylon, who hails from Entram gym and is riding a three fight win-streak. Quinonez fights in a typically Mexican stand-and-brawl style which will surely delight fight fans. Quinonez is also very technical and has solid ground skills, yet he may want to keep this fight standing considering the prowess of Faress’s Jiu Jitsu.
However the 20-year-old may not be fazed as he is coming off his biggest victory to date, earning a split decision win over the far more experienced, and battle-hardened Chilean Martias Vasquez. Quinenoz was able to defend the attacks of Vasquez, who also has a lethal ground game, and land the more telling shots when they exchanged blows.
Quinonez and Faress will be looking to seize their opportunity on this prestigious fight card, and leave the Bahrain with guaranteed big fights and bigger paychecks to follow.
This fight will appear on Brave 2: Dynasty in a stacked fight card which is to be headlined by the first ever Brave world title fight. This event takes place at the Khalifa Sports Center in Isa, Bahrain and tickets are on sale now via www.bravefights.com and at all SADAD outlets in Bahrain.