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″
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prior to the ceremonial weigh-ins, the UFC held their seasonal press conference to announce the fights coming up in 2018.
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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.
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.
Arguably the greatest featherweight in history returns to the Octagon this weekend at UFC Fight Night Calgary as Manaus favourite, José Aldo meets the heavy hitting rankings climber Jeremy Stephens in the co-main event.
A win for Aldo may instate him as the rightful contender for the 145lbs championship after Max Holloway and Brian Ortega throw down, while former lightweight challenger Stephens has reinvented himself a weight lower and is on the cusp of his premier UFC title tilt.
Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor appeared in a New York City court today for the third occasion.
This time, he was issued his sentencing and verdict for his part in the UFC 223 bus attack in the Barclays Centre.
Liverpool’s own number two ranked welterweight Darren “The Gorilla” Till (17-0-1) is confirmed via Dana White, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, to fight current UFC welterweight champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley (18-3-1) for the title at UFC 228 in Dallas, Texas.
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.