Brave CF is an exploring promotion, who make the move to Milan, Italy, this weekend for their 52nd event in almost five years. The promotion has built its roots through the Middle East and ventured around several countries in Europe. Italy will be the 23rd country on the list of places Brave CF has visited since its creation.
The bad blood starts with the vacant light heavyweight title showdown between current Brave CF Middleweight Champion Mohammad Fakhreddine on the hunt for double division glory, and a new star on the block Mohamed Said Maalem looks to prevent that. With that event previewed, we take a look at what else Brave has to offer this weekend.
Eight Exhilirating Battles Between Some of Europe’s Most Brutal Fighters
In the co-main event, the home fans get to feast their eyes on the only fighter on the card, fighting out of Italy. Enrico Cortese has impressed in his two performances for the promotion, destroying Claudiu Alexe inside two minutes in his last bout. The Italian has certainly lived up to his nickname “The Killing Machine”, with six finishes in his seven wins, at only 23 years of age. Five of those have come in the first round, so expect Cortese to come out all guns blazing to impress his home fans.
His opponent, Rustam Chsiev, is a grappler who won’t give Cortese a moment to land a punch on him. He holds a record of four wins and two losses, with a doctor stoppage victory over Brendan Lesar in his Brave debut back in April. Cortese isn’t someone to mess with on the ground either, Chsiev will definitely be meeting his match on Sunday night.
Former Brave CF Super Welterweight Champion Abdoul Abdouraguimov looks to extend his two-fight win streak, after losing the belt to current holder Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi in 2019. He faces one of the most dangerous men coming out of Uzbekistan, Nursulton Ruziboev, who amasses a stunning 27 finishes in his 29 victories. If you’re a wrestling fan, this is a must-watch, with a grappling masterclass potentially on the cards.
The second most-experienced fighter on the Brave CF 52 card, Romanian Valeriu Mircea is on the hunt for his first win in the promotion after losing his debut via unanimous decision against Omar Solomonov in April. He makes the walk for the 34th time in his career, facing Austrian knockout artist Ayub Gaziev. The pair have a combined record of 17 TKO/KO victories. Powerful and direct striking is expected from them both, with grappling skills in their locker also, if the opportunity is there, they will take advantage.
One of the two undefeated fighters on the card Mochamed Machaev makes his bantamweight debut, after starting two divisions above in lightweight, only three fights ago. The 21-year-old has three victories in the promotion and boasts a record of 10-0. He faces potentially the toughest test of his career, with Russian and Brave veteran Gamzat Magomedov, who has four victories and one loss in the promotion, where he first competed at Brave CF 12. The current bantamweight belt is vacant, and it’s safe to say the winner of this one, will surely be looking for a title shot next.
After his first career loss at Brave CF 47, Husein Kadimagomaev makes the return to lightweight, with his featherweight debut in the promotion not going to plan. The Swiss is a ruthless finisher, and at 21 years of age, he hasn’t reached the distance once in his eight professional fights. His opponent, Agshin Babaev was knocked out in the first round in his Brave debut back in March. These two deploy different fighting styles with Babaev an experienced wrestler, and Kadigomeav is a deadly striker, with five TKO/KO’s in his seven wins.
Lebanon’s Ahmad Labban and Romanian Virgiliu Frasineac could produce one of the fights of the night, with the pair gunning to add to their stunning KO records. Labban has eight TKO/KO’s in 10 wins, with Frasineac producing seven TKO/KO’s in his nine victories.
Another undefeated prospect Benoit Saint-Denis has proved to be one of the most dangerous fighters in the promotion. It’s his fifth appearance in the promotion, and the wrestler has six submissions in his seven wins. His first knockout came against Mario Saeed at Brave CF 38. Arkaitz Ramos will be making his debut in the promotion, and the powerful striker will look to keep up his 100% finishing record, in another exciting contest.
The final fight will see former Brave CF Featherweight Champion Elias Boudegzdame make his sixth appearance in the promotion, and if you’re a Brave fanatic, you will remember the Algerian pulling off a stunning keylock on the second ever Brave card. Brice Picaud steps in on short notice to make his promotional debut, and potentially pull off the biggest win of his career.
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