What a card! After Hadbi Vs Fakhreddine, Jarrah Al-Selawi vs Carl Booth has been officially confirmed for Brave 9 on Nov.17. With 8 events only a year from its initial launching, Brave Combat Federation is looking forward to Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions, to return to its birthplace of Bahrain.
Recently, a Brave CF has released a hot trailer that almost every hardcore mixed martial arts fan has seen. Promising an event to exciting fights that include multiple title fights, Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions looks like it’s going to be the largest event yet for Brave CF.
What could be one of the most scorching fights on the card?
Talk about a fight years in the making! Well, here’s the background story.
Back in 2014, current Brave CF fighter, Carl Booth, made his welterweight debut at the notable promotion of Cage Warriors, facing none other than Arab favorite Jarrah Al-Selawi in a fight that was certain to end in an explosive fashion. Al-Selawi, who was just coming off a quick 33 second KO with a 1-0 record, was unfortunate to suffer a quick 31 second KO loss to Carl Booth, it a fight that could have really ended either way. Since then, we have seen Al-Selawi grow and mature as a mixed martial arts fighter right in front of eyes to become one of the most dangerous mixed martial artists in the welterweight division.
Now, holding a professional record of 9 wins with only 2 loses, and being the only man to ever beat mixed martial arts superstar Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine, Al-Selawi is a different fighter on an entirely higher level. With a 4 fight winning streak, Al-Selawi has fought twice at Brave CF, making his Brave CF debut at Brave 2: Dynstay finishing the Finnish fighter Erik Carlsson via 2nd round submission and winning a decision at Brave 4 against Italian fighter Daniele Scatizzi. Al-Selawi would like nothing, but to avenge the KO lost he suffered at the hands of Booth, and it will be awesome if we get to see him try to!
Hailing from England, Carl Booth has fought 3 times at Brave CF. Holding a record of 7 wins and 2 loses, his Brave CF debut also came at Brave 2: Dynstay where he won via TKO against Russian fighter Gadzhimusa Gadzhiev. His next fight was against Tahar Hadbi at Brave 5, but was ruled as a no-contest due a time-keeping error. His latest appearance came against Carlston Harris, fighting for the welterweight title, but losing the decision. Booth will be looking to regain his chance to fight for the welterweight title as he will be seeking to prove that his KO victory over Al-Selawi was no fluke and will be repeated.
There is nothing better than watching a fighter seeking revenge against another who is looking to stop him from doing so, especially when both these fighters are well-rounded, yet have a tendency to appreciate a good striking match and put on a show.
Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions takes place at Khalifa Sports City on the 17th of November. Stay tuned!