Top grappler, Kamil Magomedov returns to the BRAVE Combat Federation at BRAVE 57 on 11 March to face Cleiton ‘’Predator’’ Silva in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Cleiton is looking for a return after he was humbled, humiliated, and decimated with his title taken away by Amin Ayoub at BRAVE CF 44 in Bahrain. Cleiton became the accidental hero after a fluke TKO win and cheap publicity stunts in his poverty-stricken hometown of Bello Horizonte. He followed that up with another finish at BRAVE CF 15, over Marcelo Bustos, which earned him a title shot.
One of the top submission grapplers in Dagestan, Kamil Magomedov came into the BRAVE CF roster credentialed as one to watch in the Lightweight division. Despite a setback against Fighter of the Year candidate Sam Patterson, KHK Team Bahrain’s Magomedov is still a force to be reckoned with and will look to earn his first BRAVE CF victory over a former champion.
BRAVE CF 57 takes place at the Khalifa Sports City Arena, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, on March 11th. The legendary show will take place as part of the BRAVE International Combat Week, the largest combat sports festival in Asia. BRAVE CF 57 will be headlined by a vacant Bantamweight world title fight between Hamza Kooheji and Brad Katona.
Also taking place during the BRAVE International Combat Week 2022 is the first edition of the MMA Super Cup, the biggest nation vs nation amateur tournament in mixed martial arts, with tremendous cash prizes for the top national federations to reinvest in the development of the sport in their territories.
BRAVE CF 57 Fight Card (so far):
Bantamweight title fight: Hamza Kooheji (11-2) vs Brad Katona (10-2)
Light Heavyweight title fight: Mohammad Fakhreddine (MW-C, 14-4, 2 NC) vs Mohamed Said Maalem (11-3, 1 NC)
Lightweight interim title fight: Abdisalam Uulu Kubanychbek (18-3) vs Amin Ayoub (16-5)
Super Welterweight fight: Nursulton Ruziboev (32-8-2, 2 NC) vs Luis Felipe Dias (14-3)
Lightweight: Sam Patterson (8-1-1) vs Khunkar-Pasha Osmaev (10-6-1)
Flyweight: Asu Almabaev (14-2) vs Rizvan Abuev (12-3)
Lightweight: Husein Kadimagomaev (8-1) vs Agshin Babaev (22-7, 1 NC)
Lightweight: Kamil Magomedov (14-2) vs Cleiton Silva (15-3)
Hari Bhagirath is the former Chief Creative Officer at BRAVE Combat Federation. Currently, he heads Strategic Relations and Financial Communication for a major Fortune 100 organization. He is also the co-founder of Totem Capital, a private wealth management initiative.