Brave Combat Federation has a new Russian fighter to their roster.
The promotion today announced the signing of former ACB flyweight Velimurad Alkhasov. He will make his promotional debut at the upcoming landmark card Brave 14, which will take place on August 18th, in Tangier, Morocco.
Fighting out of Grozny, Russia, Alkhasov comes in with a 4-0, 1NC professional record, and a title at Flyweight, courtesy of his time with ACB.
After his last fight with ACB, he was stripped of the ACB league title for simulation. During the fight with Rasul Albaskhanov, in the middle of the third round, Albaskhanov unintentionally landed a knee strike to the head of his opponent at the moment when he had three points of contact.
After consulting a doctor, Alkhasov said he could not continue to fight because of the significant damage that the strike caused him. As a result, Albaskhanov was disqualified and the victory was given to Alkhasov. However, after subsequent analysis, the ACB investigators confirmed the absence of significant harm as the strike hit Alkhasov’s neck. Eventually, all signs pointed to the fact that Alkhasov deliberately persuaded doctors that he can not continue the fight, and it led to his victory. The fight was subsequently declared a no contest.
He joins an already rich Brave CF flyweight division with the likes of Marcel Adur and 10-time jiu-jitsu world champion Bruno Malfacine.
His debut opponent will be announced in the coming days, although his first fight with Brave Combat Federation has been confirmed for Brave 14, on August 18th.
Alkhasov will join the growing ranks of Russian fighters signed with Brave CF in the form of Lightweight contender Eldar Eldarov, Middleweight fighter Ikram Aliskerov and the likes of Marat Magomedov, Gadzhimusa Gaziev, Akhmed Magomedov and Gamzat Magomedov.