Brave CF 51 was the first event held in Belarus in the promotion’s history. Unfortunately, we were denied the main event between Lucas Martins and Mohamed Grabinski. Whilst, the fights were going on Grabinski fell ill and was unable to compete. We still had 11 fights featuring 22 fighters putting on a show in Belarus. Here, we take a look at the Brave CF 51 results and takeaways from Friday night.
Brave CF 51 Results
Lucas Martins vs. Marcel Grabinski – Cancelled due to Grabinski having illness on fight night.
Denis Maher def. Rinat Sagyntay via KO (Punches) – Round 1.
Sam Patterson def. Ylies Djiroun via Unanimous Decision.
Vadim Kutsyi def. Daniyar Abdibaev via Unanimous Decision.
Roman Bogatov def. Abdulmutalip Gairbekov via Unanimous Decision.
Muhammad Mokaev vs. Ibragim Navruzov – No Contest due to groin strike from Mokaev in round one. Navruzov was unable to continue.
Yanis Ghemmouri def. Vladislav Novitskiy via Split Decision.
Badmatsyren Dorzhiev def. Almanbet Abdyvasy Uulu via Unanimous Decision.
Abdul Karim Badakhshi def. Aydemir Kazbekov via Submission (Triangle) – Round 1.
Anastasia Feofanova def. Sevde Turk via Submission (Inverted Triangle) – Round 1.
Vadim Rolich def. Kurbonsho Jamolov via TKO (Spinning Back Kick and Strikes) – Round 2.
Bakhtovar Yunusov def. Artem Lukyanov via TKO (Ground and Pound) – Round 2.
Brave CF 51 Takeaways
Two Fights We Were Desperate to See Ended in Despair
Firstly, Muhammad Mokaev stayed undefeated, but in unfortunate circumstances, he now has a no-contest on his record. One of the young MMA talents Brave has to offer was looking for his fourth win in the promotion, whilst Ibragim Navruzov was on the hunt for a win on his debut in the promotion.
None of them got the chance though, in the early parts of the first round, Mokaev landed a low groin strike to Navruzov, which left him grounded for a long time. The Georgian was unable to recover and the fight was ended in a no contest. It’s unsure whether we will see this fight again or both competitors may receive new opponents on more than likely Brave CF 52.
Then, came the main event downfall. We didn’t even get to the start of this fight, with Grabinksi falling ill on the night of the event. Martins’ wait to get back in the cage will rise over the two-year mark, after he last competed at Brave CF 24 in a loss against Bubba Jenkins in July 2019.
Grabinski is a massive prospect in the promotion fighting out of Germany, he competed on the previous Brave event, where he was victorious over Issa Isakov after three rounds. We all want to see how this fight plays out, so there’s more chance they will reschedule this one, but if not, we will definitely be seeing them soon, probably on Brave CF 52.
A Mixture of Results for Hometown Heroes
Five Belarusians starred on Brave CF 51, with three coming away victorious and the other two falling short. Rising undefeated middleweight star Denis Maher came away with potentially the knockout of the night over another undefeated prospect in Kazakhstani’s Rinat Sagyntay.
Inside the first round, Maher landed a devastating right uppercut, which landed sweetly on the chin of Sagyntay to drop him to the canvas. Before Maher could land one or two clean strikes on the ground, the referee could see Sagyntay’s night was over and he stopped the fight. An eighth victory for Maher in his professional career, as he stays undefeated after his first bout in Brave.
Vadim Rolich and Vadim Kutsyi were also extremely impressive in their victories. A spinning back-kick to the body from Rolich in the second round was enough to see off his opponent Kurbonsho Jamolov, who was clearly hurt badly from the strike, with Rolich realizing and pouncing on him to finish the fight.
Kutsyi earned the 16th win of his career and ninth in a row in his promotional debut in Brave. A strong performance saw him win on via unanimous decision against a tough opponent in Daniyar Abdibaev.
Artem Lukyanov and Vladislav Novitskiy were on the losing end at Brave CF 51. Undefeated Tajikistan star Bakhtovar Yunusov handed Lukyanov the first loss of his career by finishing via TKO in the second round. Novitskiy’s five-fight win streak was ended in a tight affair against Yanis Ghemmouri, who came away with the split decision victory.
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