Jarrah Al Selawi gave Danielle Scatizzi far more than he bargained for on Friday [March 31st, 2017] at Brave 4: Unstoppable in Abu Dhabi. The Jordanian Lion’s performance against one of the best welterweights in Italy who trains under the infamous John Kavanagh of SBG Gym was enough to convince anyone that he is one of the most outstanding talents on the Brave CF books.
Despite being dropped early on of an otherwise dominant performance, Al Selawi (10-2-0) rebounded and handily outclassed Scatizzi to earn a unanimous 29-28 decision from all three judges.
The welterweight bout was part of the main card of Friday’s Brave 4: Unstoppable event at IPIC Arena, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event streamed on OSN Showtime Network in the Middle East and North Africa.
In the opening round, it was all Scatizzi, banking points with his successful take-downs and ground-and-pound. Jarrah, known to be an unhurried starter, managed to absorb this fury and maintain his focus. The second and third stanzas saw Al Selawi shut down most of Scatizzi’s game, and land some heavy kicks to the body, pressuring and slowing the Italian down. It became clear at this moment that Al Selawi was winning this fight, dropping and almost finishing Scatizzi on multiple occasions.
Jarrah Al Selawi:
“As usual, I was calm and started a bit slow in the opening round. He took advantage of that, despite defending my self well, he took me down and had his way in those few minutes. For me it was just a bad position, I was not hurt at all. He thought the same story would happen in the second round. Yet, I pressured him a lot, and made sure every strike counts. And it was very clear that I wanted to go at my own pace at the fight. I almost finished him many times. I even took him down in the last minutes, he was very surprised.”
“He was not balanced, hopefully everyone can watch it again soon. I am coming for that title, no one will stop me.”
Al Selawi exploded onto the Brave Combat Federation scene when he submitted the Swede Erik Carlsson at Brave 2: Dynasty before moving on to manhandle Danielle Scatizzi. He has now cemented his spot as a top contender in the Brave Combat Federation welterweight ranks.