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.

All the fighters made weight aside from USA’s Sidney Wheeler, coming in half a kilogram too heavy. However, that didn’t stop him from staring Abdoul down when that came face to face. Bothered by the American’s antics, Abdouraguimov pushed him as things got heated. Brave president Mohammed Shahid had to step in and separate both fighters.

The main event will feature Morocco’s Ottman Azaitar facing Danijel Kokora from Serbia in a welterweight matchup. Ottman Azaitar was the clear crowd favourite and received a huge ovation from the cheering fans.

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The co-main event will feature Jeremy Kennedy facing Danyel Pilo in the featherweight division. Arnold Quero was greeted by hometown supporters against a fierce Felipe Efrain. Sean Santella and Velimurad Alkhasov faced off and will ensure the ultimate test between a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist and a Combat Sambo World Champion.

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Joey Berkenbosch stepped in to replace Diego Gonzalez to face Ikram Aliskerov in a middleweight matchup. The undercard features, Jeremy Pacatiw facing Keith Lee in the bantamweight division. Pacatiw will become the fighter with the most number of fights in the promotion with 6 fights after Brave 14. The other fights include Artur Guseynov facing Tarek Suleiman in a catchweight bout and Djamil Chan facing the former lightweight title contender, Pato Martinez in a lightweight bout.

The full Brave 14 weigh-in results:

  • Welterweight: Ottman Azaitar (72,8 kg) x Danijel Kokora (72,8 kg)
  • Featherweight: Jeremy Kennedy (66 kg) x Danyel Pilò (66,2 kg)
  • Welterweight: Sidney Wheeler (78,1 kg)* x Abdoul Abdouraguimov (77,5 kg)
  • Bantamweight: Felipe Efrain (61,4 kg) x Arnold Quero (61,7 kg)
  • Flyweight: Velimurad Alkhasov (57 kg) x Sean Santella (57 kg)
  • Catchweight: Ikram Aliskerov (85,9 kg) x Joey Michael Berkenbosch (85,7 kg)
  • Bantamweight: Keith Lee (61,7 kg) x Jeremy Pacatiw (61,7 kg)
  • Catchweight: Artur Guseinov (85,1 kg) x Tarek Suleiman (85,1 kg)
  • Lightweight: Djamil Chan (70,7 kg) x Alejandro “Pato” Martínez (70,5 kg)

*Didn’t make weight, will be fined

Brave 14 marks the first time a global MMA promotion will hold a fight card in Africa. The event will be broadcast worldwide through Combate (Brazil), FloCombat (USA), FiteTV (USA, Canada, Australia, UK), StarSat (Africa), Vodacom (South Africa), AD Sports (Middle East & North Africa) and B1B (Bulgaria). Other locations can watch the groundbreaking show on Brave TV at http://www.bravefights.com/brave-tv.

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”

Report: Keith Lee trains with his brother and UFC contender, Kevin Lee ahead of Brave CF bout

UFC lightweight contender, Kevin Lee and is coaching his brother, Keith Lee ahead of his promotional debut at Brave Combat Federation. Also chipping in with preparations is UFC flyweight star, Joseph Benavidez.

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Report: Get to know the Brave CF welterweight elite

Since its inception, Brave Combat Federation has invested heavily in its welterweight division. Most would say it has certainly paid off as the weightclass ranks amongst the best in the promotion. Names like Jarrah Al-Selawe, Mohammad Fakhreddine, and Tahar Hadbi are some of the organisation’s biggest stars and sit on the top of the division. 

However, none of them have tasted sweet gold other than Brave’s current and only welterweight titleholder – Carlston Harris. Out of action due to injury, the fighter from Guyana has seen the rise of numerous contenders and is sure to have his hands full once he comes back to the picture.

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Morning report: Arnold Quero looks to demolish a second Brazilian at Brave 14

Brave 14 has an intriguing match-up at bantamweight, as Arnold Quero from France goes for his second straight win for the promotion against Felipe Efrain on the main card of the show, set for August 18th at the Omnisports Indoor Club, in Tangier, Morocco.

The Frenchman got his first win for Brave CF against Caio Gregório back at Brave 11, in Belo Horizonte. A local hero, Gregório couldn’t handle Quero’s striking and “Silverback” hopes for the same effect against another Brazilian in Efrain.

“I loved fighting in Brazil, the energy of the crowd was amazing, and I hope to face another Brazilian soon”, said Quero right after taking care of business at Brave 11.

Now his wish has come true and he will be making his bantamweight debut against former top contender, Felipe Efrain.

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The Brazilian was set to challenge Stephen Loman for the title, but fell short against Frans Mlambo and will try to bounce back against Quero.

Brave 14 will be headlined by a featherweight match-up, as Jeremy Kennedy takes on Danyel Pilò. The co-main event will pit welterweights Sidney Wheeler and Abdoul Abdouraguimov.

Report: Robin Black joins Brave Combat Federation as Fight Analyst

Brave Combat Federation sources confirm they have signed Robin Black as the lead fight analyst for the creatives and broadcast segments. Robin Black is a Canadian Mixed Martial Arts expert and analyst who is also a rock musician. Black has commentated over 450 Combat Sports broadcasts globally, and enriched the audience’s viewing experience for over 5000 fights. Known for his passionate style and unique and innovative perspectives, Black is one among the top talents in the combat sports broadcasting.

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Report: Fight card announced for Brave 14, Morocco

Brave Combat Federation has announced the fight card for Brave 14 hosted in the Omnisports indoor club of Tangier, Morocco on 18th August 2018.

The main event features the recently signed prospect, Jeremy Kennedy (11-1-0) from Canada facing Danyel Pilo (10-1-2) from Italy in the featherweight division. In the co-main event, Sidney Wheeler will face the undefeated Abdoul Abdoulraguimov. The other fights in the main card include Felipe Efrain facing Arnold Quero in the bantamweight division, the newcomer Velimurad Alkhsaov facing Sean Santella in the flyweight division and the World Combat Sambo Champion, Ikram Aliskerov facing Diego Gonsalez in the middleweight division.

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