Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises is approaching fast and the fight card is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious… Or, just awesome!
Scheduled for the 2nd of March, Brave 10 will take place in Jordan, the country that was regarded as the capital of Mixed Martial Arts in the Middle East for a long time. Of course, the nostalgic feeling that many of the Arab fighters and fans share for Jordan is a main reason why there is so much anticipation surrounding Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises. However, we have another main reason to look forward to this event is the list of fight finishers booked on the card. Check out who some of these fighters are:
In the main event, Brave CF featherweight champion Elias Boudegzdame takes on title challenger Jakub Kowalewicz. The champion has had 2 first round finishes at Brave CF already, the first at Brave CF 2: Dynasty via arm-lock against Walel Watson and a triangle choke against Masio Fullen at Brave 4, which earned him the prestigious title of being the first ever Brave Combat Federation champion. Boudegzdame was set to defend his title at Brave 9 in Bahrain, but his opponent missed weight and the fight was cancelled. Now, it’s a new story in Jordan!
Abdul Kareem Al Selwady
Abdul Kareem Al Selwady has recently been on a hat-trick of fight finishes, scoring a 1st round submission win against Rami Aziz at Brave 1: The Beginning, delivering a TKO at Brave 4 to Michael Deiga Scheck and another recent 2nd round TKO victory of his curtesy at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions against Erick da Silva. Another victory for Al Selwady makes his lightweight title fight claim undeniable at Brave Combat Federation. He meets Charlie Leary in an unofficial title contender elimination battle.
In one of the most highly anticipated fights on the card, Mohammad Fakhreddine will square off against his bitter rival Tahar Hadbi in a rematch, after their initial bout ended via No-Contest due to an unintentional, but illegal blow to the groin delivered by Hadbi. Fakhreddine has had 2 impressive finishes at Brave CF, a 2nd round TKO against Vinicius Cruz at Brave 4 and a 1st round TKO against Lukasz Witos at Brave CF 6. What better way for Fakhreddine to send a message to all the welterweights across the Middle East than to finish Hadbi and score his 3rd consecutive fight finish at one of the biggest promotions in the world?
Felipe Efrain faces Frans Mlambo with both fighters having an attention grabbing resume of finishes. Efrain fought at Brave CF 3 scoring a round 2 TKO against Walel Watson and again at Brave CF 9: The Kingdom of Champions where he finished the previously undefeated Nawras Abzakh by TKO in the 1st round. His current opponent, Frans Mlambo has also had 2 finishes at Brave CF, the 1st via choke at Brave CF 4 against Jalal Al Daaja and a 1st round TKO at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions vs Michael Deiga Scheck.
Ikram Aliskerov the ace of Sambo is looking for his 3rd consecutive finish under Brave banner. Owner of a very aggressive and flashy style, Aliskerov combines unorthodox takedowns with a wide range of submission skills, becoming a lethal weapon. He choked out Rufat Asadov at Brave 6 in Kazakhstan and went on to finish Jeremy Smith in a one sided battle at Brave 9 Bahrain. He takes on promotional new comer Hanekom in the opening bout of the evening.
Jordan will host one the biggest MMA promotions in the world. Brave CF 10: The Kingdom Rises features 12 MMA fights including a featherweight title fight on the line at King Hussein Sports City – Boxing Arena.