Brave Combat Federation’s debut in Africa started off with a bang as the preliminary card, consisting of three fights, ended with two knockouts, including the fastest-ever KO in Brave history. Holland’s Djamil Chan only needed 29 seconds to end Alejandro “Pato” Martínez’s night in the opening bout of the evening. Meanwhile, Tarek Suleiman got his first promotional victory as he TKO’d Artur Guseinov in the first and Jeremy Pacatiw spoiled Keith Lee’s debut with a decision victory.
Lightweight Chan started off his Brave career with a bang and catapulted himself to the top of the division by beating a former title challenger. Using an awkward stance and relying on his straight punches, “Dynamite” was able to drop “Pato” and walked off inside 29 seconds.
“Everyone in Brave is in trouble now. I love Morocco, these are my people, I was never going to lose here”, said Chan after his impressive debut win.
After the first fight, Middleweights Tarek Suleiman and Artur Guseinov fought for survival in the promotion as they were both coming off losses. Suleiman ate body kicks but dominated the grappling exchanges once the fight hit the ground. After taking Guseinov’s back and pounding on his opponent, he eventually got a TKO victory.
The last preliminary bout saw Keith Lee make his Brave debut. With brother and Lightweight star Kevin Lee on his corner, the American prospect wasn’t himself and wasn’t able to dictate where the fight went. His opponent, Pacatiw, meanwhile, was able to fend off takedowns and use his kicks and straight punches to keep Lee at bay for most of the fight. “The Juggernaut” won his third fight with the promotion as he became the fighter with most Brave appearances (six in total).