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Muhammad Mokaev Opponent Named

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Muhammad Mokaev’s next fight announced against none other than Abdul Hussein.

Both men are former IMMAF world champions, who hold two of the best amateur records in MMA, they will finally meet inside the BRAVE Combat Federation Arena, at BRAVE CF 49, in this long-awaited highly anticipated flyweight bout.

But incredible amateur records are not all these men share common ground, as both Hussein and Mokaev were forced to leave their homeland and grow up as refugees.

Mokaev was born in the Caucasus, then emigrated to the United Kingdom, and has gone on to be a fan favourite amongst the UK publications, drawing the attention of massive mainstream media outlets, such as BBC and CNN.

Abdul Hussein, on the other hand, was born in Iraq but left the country with his family and emigrated to Finland. Along with his brother, ABBA, he became one of the most prominent names in Finnish MMA, winning the amateur world title, before joining BRAVE.

Muhammad Mokaev Agrees To Social Challenge

In recent times both Hussein and Mokaev had been trading shots via social media, in messages that included even an informal agreement between both parties for a BRAVE CF bout to settle their differences.

Muhammad Mokaev holds a perfect professional record of four wins and no losses, and a combined record of 26-0, including his amateur bouts. Abdul Hussein boasts a pro record of seven wins and one loss, with a combined record of 14-1.

Muhammad Mokaev
Muhammad Mokaev ready for his next challenge in Abdul Hussein

BRAVE CF 49 will take place on March 25, in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The event will be the third of four scheduled fight cards for Kombat Kingdom, in a series that will culminate in the historical 50th BRAVE CF card.

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