One of the more powerful welterweights in the region will make his return at Brave 4 on March 31st in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as he takes on Brazilian sensation Marcus Vinicius Cruz (8-1-1) in the co-main event of Brave 4: Unstoppable.
Brave officials confirmed the match-up on today.
Mohammad Fakhreddine (8-1) hasn’t competed in 9 months since he faced Aniss Al Hajjajy at Desert Force 23. After that, Fakhreddine was set to headline the Brave 1 event in September before injury forced him to pull out. Despite that, Fakhreddine is fully recovered and ready to get back in action when Brave hits Abu Dhabi on March 31.
Marcus Vinicius Cruz (8-1-1) on the other hand is a Brazilian fighter who boasts 8 professional career victories and has only been defeated once, by way of decision. 5 out of 8 of his wins are by way of knockout, and he currently rides a 5 fight winning streak as he makes his Brave debut against Fakhreddine.
Fakhreddine Vs. Cruz could prove to be the greatest “striker vs. striker” matchups in Brave Combat Federation.
Brave 4: Unstoppable is set for March 31, in the United Arab Emirates as the promotion declared yesterday. The event will take place at IPIC Arena in Sheikh Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi and will be headlined by a title fight between Massio Fullen and Elias Boudegzdame.
Full Fight Card (subject to changes):
– Featherweight Title Main Event: Elias Boudegzdame vs. Masio Fullen
– Welterweight Co-Main Event: Mohammad Fakhreddine vs. Marcus Vinicius Cruz
– Lightweight Bout: Ottman Azaitar vs. Charlie Leary
– Lightweight Bout: Alexandre Rodrigues vs. Abdulkareem Al Selwady
– Welterweight Bout: Jarrah Al Selawi vs. Daniele Scatizzi
– Lightweight Bout: Alan Omer vs. Robbie Peralta
– Bantamweight Bout: Jalal Al Daaja vs. Frans Mlambo
– Strawweight Bout: Atif Hawk vs. Jomar-Pa-ac
– Catchweight Bout (74kg) : Kevin Koldobsky vs. Ahmed Amir
– Light heavyweight Bout: Marco Knoebel vs. Ben Forsyth