Brave CF 27 will feature a welterweight title fight, an appearance by Jaideep Singh, plus undefeated Canadian Alexander Martinez.
On October 4, 2019 the Brave Combat Federation returns to the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi for another stacked card. The Bahrain-based outfit recently announced the full lineup for the event.
At the top of the bill is an immediate rematch in the promotion’s welterweight division, as newly minted champion Abdoul Abdouraguimov (10-0-0 MMA, 3-0-0 BCF) looks to tame “The Jordanian Lion” Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi (12-3-0 MMA, 6-1-0 BCF) for a second time. Silawi relinquished his crown to the unbeaten Russian earlier this year in a closely contested five-round affair. It is important to note that Brave’s welterweight contests take place at 175 pounds. The weight-class was originally dubbed the super welterweight division, as it is classified as such under the unified rules of MMA. To avoid confusion Brave renamed the division welterweight after much discussion from officials and fans alike. The promotion decided to move the division up five pounds when it created the super lightweight (165lbs) category late last year.
Another rematch will take place in the lightweight division as Canada’s Alexander Martinez (5-0-0 MMA, 1-0-0 BCF) battles “The Moroccan Sensation” Anas Siraj Mounir in the co-feature. The two previously met at Brave CF 23, but the fight was ruled a no contest after a groin strike halted the bout. Mounir (7-1-0 MMA, 1-0-0 BCF) is a training partner of former super lightweight title challenger Mounir Lazzez.
Several of the promotion’s rising stars will be in action as well. Fresh off of the biggest win of his career, a knockout triumph over the previously unbeaten Ikram Aliskerov, Khamzat Chimaev looks to keep is unbeaten record in tact as he takes on Mzwandile Hlongwa. A Chimaev win could see him challenging for the inaugural middleweight title, facing the winner of Abdouraguimov/Al-Silawi, or even drop down to challenge for the super lightweight title. Mohammad Fakhreddine, Tarek Suleiman, Ikram Aliskerov and John Cris Corton will all see action at Brave CF 27.
Jaideep Singh, a former RIZIN fighter and K-1 kickboxer who competed against Fedor Emelianenko, is also competing.
Below is the full card for the event.
Abdoul Abdouraguimov (c) vs. Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi – for the Brave CF Welterweight Title
Anas Siraj Mounir vs. Alexander Martinez (Lightweight)
Ibrahim El-Sawi vs. Jaideep Singh (Heavyweight)
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Mzwandile Hlongwa (Middleweight)
Tarek Suleiman vs. Rustam Chsiev (Middleweight)
Mohammad Fakhreddine vs. Ikram Aliskerov (Middleweight)
Dwight Brooks vs. Alex Leko Nacfur (Super Lightweight)
Jalal Al-Daaja vs. Tariq Ismail (Bantamweight)
John Cris Corton vs. Zia Mashwani (Bantamweight)
Flavio Serafim vs. Mohammad Khatib (Super Lightweight)
Sulaiman al Modhyan vs. Abdullatip Magomedov (Featherweight)