Report: BRAVE CF owner defends Zubaira Tukhugov and offers him a place on their roster after UFC 229 melee

A little under a week after the events of UFC 229, there has been a lot to take in. Conor McGregor’s loss, as well as all of the out-of-cage brawl, has become one of the biggest talking points of UFC history.

One particular event that has caused a real split of opinion is the decision by the UFC to pull Zubaira Tukhugov from his scheduled fight with McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov after his actions in the skirmish after the UFC 229 main event.

If you have been living under a rock for the last week and require a recap, Tukhugov was one of the three guys that set upon McGregor inside the cage after his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Since all is said and done, the UFC made the decision to pull Tukhugov from his next fight and state that he will never compete under the UFC banner again. This has caused a split in opinion inside the MMA community, where some call for the UFC to reconsider and allow Tukhugov to stay on their roster.

One of these sympathisers is BRAVE CF owner Khaled Hamad Alkhalifa. In a recent Instagram post, Alkhalifa defends Tukhogov and offers him an open invitation to their roster.

Brave CF is currently the largest middle eastern promotion and is ever growing. This is surely a sufficient safety net for Tukhogov should the UFC stick to their guns and he is expelled from the promotion.

As a side note, Conor McGregor’s loyal teammate that was charged with McGregor for the New York bus incident, Cian Cowley is also on the Brave CF books. Should Tukhogov decide to make a change and head to the Bahrainian based promotion, this could be one hell of a fight to make, with both fighters having unquestionable loyalty to either side.

Since the UFC’s decision, Khabib Nurmagomedov has issued a statement advising that he will not fight in the UFC unless Tukhogov is reinstated. As of this moment, the UFC is yet to respond and both sides are locked in a stalemate.

– Brad Dalrymple

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Report: SBG’s Cian Cowley set to compete at Brave 18 in Bahrain

Conor McGregor’s SBG teammate, Cian Cowley has extended his current contract with Brave Combat Federation and he will be competing in the Kingdom of Bahrain in November. Continue reading “Report: SBG’s Cian Cowley set to compete at Brave 18 in Bahrain”

Recap: Brave 16 is in the books and new champions are crowned

With Brave 16: Abu Dhabi all done and dusted, we have a new welterweight champion and a little piece of Brave CF history made too. After a brutal first-round finish, Jarrah Al Selawe became the first fighter from the Gulf to be crowned as a champion under the Brave CF banner. Continue reading “Recap: Brave 16 is in the books and new champions are crowned”

Results & Recap: Brave CF 14 – Tangier, Morocco

Brave Combat Federation made their maiden voyage to the continent of Africa, and the card certainly got the campaign off to a bang. The fight card showcased some explosive bouts, where seven out of nine fights ended up knockouts, while 3 of the knockouts came within the first round of action. Continue reading “Results & Recap: Brave CF 14 – Tangier, Morocco”

Report: Efrain promises the “beatdown” of Quero at Brave 14

The Brazilian heavy-hitter, Felipe Efrain, will take on Frenchman Arnold Quero in the main card of Brave 14. Not usually one to talk much in the lead up to his fight, Efrain has been silent throughout most of his preparations for Brave 14.  Continue reading “Report: Efrain promises the “beatdown” of Quero at Brave 14″

Weigh-in Results: Tempers flare at Brave 14’s ceremonial weigh-ins

Thousands of Moroccan fans gathered at the Tanja Marina Bay, for the Brave 14 weigh-in ceremony. The fight fans were welcomed by their local hero Ottman Azaitar, who takes on Danijel Kokora in the main event of the fight card, set for tomorrow, August 18th. Continue reading “Weigh-in Results: Tempers flare at Brave 14’s ceremonial weigh-ins”

Report: Combat Sambo world champion targets the Brave CF flyweight title

Former ACB flyweight champion, Velimurad Aliskerov has expressed that his current professional focus is to win the flyweight championship at Brave Combat Federation. He is already the 2016 Combat Sambo World Champion and is currently undefeated in his professional MMA career. Continue reading “Report: Combat Sambo world champion targets the Brave CF flyweight title”

News: Brave CF announces they will be holding events in 8 countries in 2018, including India, South Africa and Pakistan

Brave Combat Federation revealed plans to host events in 8 nations in the coming months of 2018. The events will take place in Morocco, Colombia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Bahrain, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and India. Continue reading “News: Brave CF announces they will be holding events in 8 countries in 2018, including India, South Africa and Pakistan”

News: Brave CF’s Filipino prospect, Pacatiw to make history in Morocco

Bantamweight, Jeremy Pacatiw (6-3) will make history at Brave 14 when he enters the cage to take on Keith Lee (3-2), brother of UFC contender Kevin Lee.

The Filipino standout will become the athlete with most fights in the company’s history, with six bouts to his name. And while he continues to rise into a star in his home country, “The Juggernaut” has been flying the flag for the Philippines all over the world.

Continue reading “News: Brave CF’s Filipino prospect, Pacatiw to make history in Morocco”