South African star Chad Hanekom will be making his Brave Combat Federation debut at Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises, on March 2nd, in Amman, Jordan. But the middleweight fighter has his eyes set on catapulting himself to the top of the division with a dominant performance against Russia’s Ikram Aliskerov.
“Superman” knows his opponent is currently on the driving seat of the Middleweight division with two wins in two outings. However, Hanekom is looking to steal the spotlight from Aliskerov.
“I don’t feel any pressure coming into my debut. I think that he’s under more pressure than I am, as he’s currently at the top of the division. He’s there to try and retain his spot. He is a quality opponent and I look forward to testing myself against him. In order for me to be “The Man”, I’ve gotta beat “The Man”. I believe once I’ve eliminated him out of the picture I’ll be right up there when the conversations about middleweight titles are being told”, says a confident Hanekom.
The South African has yet to taste defeat after four professional bouts and is looking forward to keeping his record intact in Jordan. However, his top priority for the trip is to gain new fans on the international stage.
“I’m really excited to have signed for Brave, as I feel they are one of the top promotions in the world right now. And Jordan is a great place, I’m very excited to be embraced by the country. I look forward to meeting my fans and will also try and gain some new ones after the fight. Hopefully, everyone is there early to watch me fight.”, claims “Superman”, who’s got even more ambitious goals for his next Brave bouts.
Hanekom’s opponent Aliskerov, the man who quickly finished South Africa’s Jeremy “Pitbull” Smith will be looking for his 3rd straight win under Brave Combat Federation. A third consecutive victory could mean a proper knock on the championship door. Yet, the opposite of that will mean a strong debut for Hanekom, a defeated-undefeated, and revenge win for South Africa.
“I am aiming to become a world champion. I want to be a happy, healthy champion who is able to regularly defend my belt and put on a show for my fans all around the world”, guarantees the South African.
This is the type of technicalities Hanekom will be up against. Check out his latest fight at Brave 9: The Kingdom Of Champions when he dismantled Jeremy Pitbull Smith and give him his 5th loss in a row.
Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises marks the promotion’s first show in Jordan, home to some of Brave’s most decorated fighters, and the seventh country to host a Brave Combat Federation event, after Bahrain, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, India, Kazakhstan, and Mexico.
Brave 10 Full Fight Card:
Featherweight title bout: Jakub Kowalewicz (Poland) vs Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame (Algeria)
Welterweight bout: Jarrah Al Selawe (Jordan) vs David Bear (France)
Lightweight bout: Charlie Leary (UK) vs “The Pride of Palestine” Abdul Kareem Al Selwady (Jordan)
Welterweight bout: Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine (Lebanon) vs Tahar “Fast Hands” Hadbi (France)
Welterweight bout: Pawel Kielek (Poland) vs Tyler Hill (USA)
Bantamweight bout: Felipe Efrain (Brazil) vs Frans Mlambo (Ireland)
Featherweight bout: Dylan “The Nuke” Tuke (Ireland) vs Sodiq “Super” Yusuff (USA)
Bantamweight bout: Jalal Al Daaja (Jordan) vs Crisanto Pitpitunge (Philippines)
Catchweight bout (74kg): Mohammad “The Killer” Ghorabi (Lebanon) vs Gadzhimusa “Deadshot” Gaziev (Russia)
Middleweight bout: Tarek Suleiman (Syria) vs Will Fleury (Ireland)
Bantamweight bout: Nawras “The Honey Badger” Abzakh (Jordan) vs Abdul Hussein (Finland)
Middleweight bout: Chad “Superman” Hanekom (South Africa) vs Ikram Aliskerov (Russia)