Full Lineup Announced for BRAVE CF 47

BRAVE CF has announced the full card for BRAVE CF 47: Asian Domination. The nine-bout card is the first of the four events the Bahrain-based promotion has scheduled for its Kombat Kingdom series, starting March 11 with BRAVE CF 47 and ending April 1 with BRAVE CF 50. Headlining the show will be a pivotal […]

BRAVE CF has announced the full card for BRAVE CF 47: Asian Domination. The nine-bout card is the first of the four events the Bahrain-based promotion has scheduled for its Kombat Kingdom series, starting March 11 with BRAVE CF 47 and ending April 1 with BRAVE CF 50.

Headlining the show will be a pivotal lightweight clash between the Phillipines’ and former UFC fighter Rolando Dy and Kyrgyzstan’s Abdisalam Kubanychbek. The winner of this bout will earn himself a shot against reigning lightweight champion Amin Ayoub. 

The co-main event will see two of the promotion’s top featherweight fighters squaring off. Husein Kadimagomaev, who trains alongside Khamzat Chimaev at Allstars Training Center in Sweden, is undefeated at 7-0, with all of his victories coming via stoppage. He will take on t another undefeated fighter in the form of South Korea’s Tae Kyun Kim. The winner of this bout will earn themselves a shot at the vacant BRAVE CF featherweight championship.

The card will also see the arrival of several new talents that the promotion is hoping will go on to cement themselves in their respective divisions. One name to pay attention to is Kazakhstan’s Asu Almabayev. The 27-year-old will enter the cage at BRAVE CF 47 on an eight-fight winning streak and a 12-2 record. A former M-1 Global Champion Almabayev will take on Kyrgyzstan’s Ryskulbek Ibraimov in a flyweight matchup. The BRAVE flyweight division is one of the promotions most competitive, and the addition of Almabayev will only add to its depth.

Here is the full line up for BRAVE CF 47: Asian Domination

  • Lightweight: Abdisalam Kubanychbek vs. Rolando Dy
  • Featherweight: Tae Kyun Kim vs. Husein Kadimagomaev
  • Super Welterweight: Nursulton Ruziboev vs. Andreas Stahl
  • Bantamweight: Mohammad Farhad vs. Uloomi Karim
  • Flyweight: Asu Almabayev vs. Ryskulbek Ibraimov
  • Featherweight: Agshin Babayev vs. Abdul Azim Badakhshi
  • Catchweight (68 kg): Nemat Abdrashitov vs. Anzor Abdulkhozhaev
  • Catchweight (63 kg: Rana Rudra vs. Ali Guliev
  • Flyweight: Rahmatullah Yousufzai vs. Jenel Lausa

Exclusive: BRAVE Super Lightweight Champ Eldar Eldarov Talks Future Titles

Russia’s Eldar Eldarov currently holds the distinction of being the only Super Light World Champion in MMA. The 29-year-old fights under the BRAVE CF banner and has earned a reputation as one of the company’s most dangerous fighters. Eldarov’s record stands at 13-1, with the only loss of his career coming against Khabib Nurmagomedov back […]

Russia’s Eldar Eldarov currently holds the distinction of being the only Super Light World Champion in MMA. The 29-year-old fights under the BRAVE CF banner and has earned a reputation as one of the company’s most dangerous fighters.

Eldarov’s record stands at 13-1, with the only loss of his career coming against Khabib Nurmagomedov back in 2009. Since then, he has gone on a 12-fight winning streak. The Bahrain-based fighter’s most recent victory saw him dismantle Brazil’s Leonardo Mafra in the main event of BRAVE CF 46, which was also the first event the company had staged in Russia.

Eldarov, a wrestler by trade, demonstrated his impressive striking game, putting together multiple power combinations, which forced the fight to be waved off after the opening round.

“My last three fights were against strikers and this camp as well; I did a lot of sparring with high-level strikers. It gave me confidence, “Eldarov said, speaking to LowkickMMA.

“In the warmup area, I was feeling pressure, but when I started my walkout and saw support from my people, it gave me energy and motivation. And that’s why I was so emotional when I won the fight. I didn’t want to disappoint them. “

BRAVE CF is gearing up for what can only be described as a festival of MMA. Starting on March 11, the promotion will stage four events in 21 days. All four events will be held in the Gulf State of Bahrain.

Eldarov is not only a fighter; he is also one of the trainers at KHK MMA, an MMA gym based in Bahrain, which is rapidly becoming the premier gym in the region. The cards have not yet been revealed for BRAVE’s upcoming show, but fans can be sure that KHK will be involved.

“KHK is a very young project, only five years, and we have so many achievements already. In 10 years, I see KHK become the number one international team in the world. And not only in MMA, in other martial arts as well. Our plans are big!” he exclaimed.

Eldarov is also excited about the next chapter in his story. He currently has five straight wins under the BRAVE CF banner and is now looking to cement his legacy in the promotion but chasing a second title to go around his waist.

“I’m ready for challenges. Super fights in the welterweight division are a good idea too.”

Who wants to see Eldarov fighting at Kombat Kingdom?

BRAVE CF Set To Hold 4 Events Over 21 Days

BRAVE CF is gearing up for a massive series of MMA action. The Bahrain-based promotion has announced it will stage four consecutive shows starting March 11 and ending April 1. All four shows will be held inside the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the company is labeling it as “21 days of MMA mayhem”. Kicking off […]

BRAVE CF is gearing up for a massive series of MMA action. The Bahrain-based promotion has announced it will stage four consecutive shows starting March 11 and ending April 1. All four shows will be held inside the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the company is labeling it as “21 days of MMA mayhem”.

Kicking off the party will be BRAVE CF 47: Asian Domination on March 11, followed by BRAVE CF 48: Arabian Nights on March 18, and BRAVE CF 49: Super Fights on March 25. The grand finale will be BRAVE CF 50 on April 1. BRAVE CF burst onto the MMA stage in September of 2016 and since then has held cards in 21 different countries and unearthed the likes of Khamzat Chimaev.

The company has said that there will be announcements regarding the fight cards coming shortly but has confirmed that there will be several title bouts and the continuation of the BRAVE CF Flyweight World Title Tournament.

One contest that appears to be going ahead will be the rematch between Jose Torres and Sean Santella. The pair clashed at BRAVE CF 42 as part of the opening round of the flyweight tournament, with the bout ending in a majority draw.

BRAVE CF has been steadily building their roster, which now continues a number of exciting prospects, most notably Muhammad Mokaev. The upcoming series of events should serve as the perfect showcase for the talent that currently calls BRAVE CF home.

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BRAVE CF 46: Full Results & Highlights

BRAVE CF 46 went down this weekend (Sat. January 16) in the Russian city of Sochi, marking the first time the promotion had staged an event in Russia. The 11-fight card was headlined by a superlight title bout with defending champion Eldar Eldarov taking on Brazil’s Leonardo Mafra. Eldarov wasted no time taking the fight […]

BRAVE CF 46 went down this weekend (Sat. January 16) in the Russian city of Sochi, marking the first time the promotion had staged an event in Russia.

The 11-fight card was headlined by a superlight title bout with defending champion Eldar Eldarov taking on Brazil’s Leonardo Mafra. Eldarov wasted no time taking the fight to the challenger, landing several nice combinations to open the proceedings. 

Mafra was able to get himself into the fight and began to gain confidence; the longer the round went on, and the fight stayed standing. However, with only seconds left in the round, Eldarov scored his first takedown. Mafra attempted to get back to his feet but was caught with several punishing shots, which opened a cut over his eyebrow.

The fight was the stopped after the cageside doctor informed the referee that Mafra would be unable to continue, due to the cut’s severity. In the co-main event Ali Bagautinov scored a unanimous decision win over Oleg Lichkovakha. Bagautinov controlled the contest from start to finish and despite not getting the finish the former UFC flyweight looks like a great addition to the BRAVE CF roster. Bagautinov’s win now means he will enter the BRAVE CF flyweight Grand Prix.

Former UFC fighter Roman Bogatov returned to winning ways with a unanimous decision victory over Kazakhstan’s Nurzhan Akishev. After a close opening round Bogatov experience began to come to the fore as the 30-year-old used his superior wrestling to power his way to victory.

Heavyweight’s Konstantin Erokhin and Zhyrgalbek Chomonov locked horns earlier in the night with Erokhin earning himself a second-round TKO victory after unleashing a barrage of heavy shots to the head of an outmatched Chomonov.

BRAVE CF 46 Full results:

  • Super Lightweight: Eldar Eldarov def. Leonardo Mafra via TKO (doctor) stoppage between R1 and R2
  • Catchweight (59,5kg): Ali Bagautinov def. Oleg Lichkovakha via unanimous decision
  • Catchweight (67 kg): Roman Bogatov def. Nurzhan Akishev via unanimous decision
  • Heavyweight: Konstantin Erokhin def. Zhyrgalbek Chomonov via TKO in R2
  • Catchweight (68 kg): Magomed Absudalamov and Andrey Lezhnev was declared a No Contest (accidental head clash)
  • Catchweight (71kg): Abdisalam Kubanychbek def. Jahongir Saidjamolov via submission (rear-naked choke) in R2
  • Super Lightweight: Khunkar-Pasha Osmaev def. Yuriy Verenitsen via unanimous decision
  • Catchweight (90 kg): Murtaza Talha def. Dmitriy Krivulets via TKO in R1
  • Lightweight: Murad Bilarov def. Fedor Babich via submission (kimura) in R2
  • Catchweight (59Kg): Magomed Kamalov def. Zokirzhon Khashimov via TKO in R2
  • Super Lightweight: Saygidgusein Surkhaev def. Erkinbai Abdusalamov via submission (guillotine choke) in R1

Exclusive: Roman Bogatov Talks BRAVE CF Debut

Russia’s Roman Bogatov made headlines in 2020 but not the kind he and his team were after. The 30-year-old arrived in the UFC with an unblemished record and a reputation as a tough, no-nonsense grappler. However, his debut at UFC 251 saw Bogatov fall to Leonardo Santos via unanimous decision, chalk up multiple illegal strikes, […]

Russia’s Roman Bogatov made headlines in 2020 but not the kind he and his team were after. The 30-year-old arrived in the UFC with an unblemished record and a reputation as a tough, no-nonsense grappler.

However, his debut at UFC 251 saw Bogatov fall to Leonardo Santos via unanimous decision, chalk up multiple illegal strikes, and get released from the UFC. Now, with a new promotion behind him and a new opponent to conquer, Bogatov is looking to show the world exactly what he is capable of inside the cage.

BRAVE CF returns on Saturday (January 16), with BRAVE CF 46 taking place in Sochi. It will be the first time BRAVE has held an event in Russia. Headlining the show is a super lightweight title bout between defending champion Eldar Eldarov and Brazil’s Leonardo Mafra.

After recently signing with BRAVE CF, it seems only right that Bogatov makes his promotional debut on home soil. The Russian fighter will take on Kazakhstan’s Nurzhan Akishev in a catchweight bout on the main card of BRAVE CF 46. After the disappointment of 2020, Bogatov is counting down the days until he can get his hands on Akishev.

“I learned a lot from my last fight. It was a big push for me,” he said, speaking to LowkickMMA.

” I don’t think I am different from my opponent. He also loves to fight. The fighter who will be more cunning in battle will win. Many fighters from Kazakhstan have character and will fight until the end. “

Since its arrival on the MMA scene in 2016, BRAVE CF has held events in 20 different nations, earning itself a reputation as one of the sports most global promotions. Its success has not gone unnoticed by one of its newest recruits.

“I came to sign with BRAVE CF by accident. At first, I was offered a fight on short notice, but I wasn’t quite ready. Then they offered me a contract on good terms, and I accepted, ” Bogatov said.

” I really like this promotion, BRAVE Combat Federation. It holds tournaments in almost all the continents of the world. Many fighters are now striving for this promotion. “

Bogatov’s aim now is stay healthy, keep active and earn himself a title. If all goes to plan it will be a busy year for the man from Orenburg.

“I want to return to fights and I want to become a champion. I hope for 3-4 fights in 2021.”

Hopefully MMA fans will get to see the very best of Bogatov in 2022. BRAVE CF 46 takes place this Saturday and can be watched by USA fans on FiteTV.

Will you be watching the action?

BRAVE CF Announce Full Card For Russian Debut

BRAVE CF will touch down in Russia on Saturday, January 16, when it holds BRAVE CF 46 in Sochi. Since its inception in 2016, the Bahrain based promotion has held events in 20 countries, with Russia set to become the 21st country in which BRAVE CF has planted its flag. Headlining BRAVE CF 46 is […]

BRAVE CF will touch down in Russia on Saturday, January 16, when it holds BRAVE CF 46 in Sochi. Since its inception in 2016, the Bahrain based promotion has held events in 20 countries, with Russia set to become the 21st country in which BRAVE CF has planted its flag.

Headlining BRAVE CF 46 is a super lightweight title bout. Eldar Eldarov will defend his crown for the first time when he takes on Brazil’s Leonardo Mafra. Eldarov captured the title at BRAVE CF 23 with a dominant win over Mounir Lazzez. 

The only loss of the 29-year-old Russian’s career came at the hands of Khabib Nurmagomedov back in 2009. Since then, he has gone on an eleven fight winning streak and has been one of BRAVE’s most consistent performers. Mafra is a 4-fight UFC vet who has also fought under the Pancrase banner, his most recent outing was a unanimous decision win over Djamil Chan at BRAVE CF 25.

The co-main event of the card sees the promotional debut of high-touted Russian sambo champion Ali Bagautinov. The 35-year-old is a veteran of the flyweight scene, having fought the likes of Kyoji Horiguchi and Demetrious Johnson; he also holds a win over John Lineker. Bagautinov returns to MMA after dipping his toes into boxing. He will face-off against the 24-year-old Oleg Lichkovakha, who will also be making his first appearance under the BRAVE CF banner.

The 9-bout card will also feature the return of Murtaza Talha. The two-time IMMAF world champion made his successful entry into the pro ranks with a second-round submission win over Vadim Litvin at BRAVE CF 45. The KHK MMA has a lot of hype around him, and it will be interesting to see how he fares in his second pro outing.

Below is the full lineup for BRAVE CF 46.

  • Super Lightweight: Eldar Eldarov (12-1) vs Leonardo Mafra (15-5)
  • Catchweight (59,5kg): Ali Bagautinov (18-7) vs Oleg Lichkovakha (15-4-0, 2 NC)
  • Catchweight (67 kg): Roman Bogatov (10-1) vs Nurzhan Akishev (11-1)
  • Heavyweight: Konstantin Erokhin (9-4) vs Zhyrgalbek Chomonov (8-1)
  • Catchweight (71kg): Abdisalam Kubanychbek (16-3) vs Jahongir Saidjamolov (14-4)
  • Middleweight: Gamzat Khiramagomedov (9-1) vs Rustam Chsiev (3-2)
  • Catchweight (68 kg): Magomed Absudalamov (6-0) vs Andrey Lezhnev (19-9)
  • Catchweight (90 kg): Murtaza Talha (1-0) vs Dmitriy Krivulets (3-1)
  • Lightweight: Murad Bilarov (3-1) vs Fedor Babich (4-4)