Benjamin Bennett, 2017 IMMAF Gold medalist at the welterweight division will face Khamzat Chimaev from Allstars Training Center, Sweden. The bout is scheduled to take place at Brave 18 hosted on 16th November during the Brave International Combat Week 2018. Khamzat (2-0-0) will be joining the welterweight division of Brave Combat Federation and will make his promotional debut in Bahrain.
Bennett made his promotional debut at Brave 13 hosted in Belfast, United Kingdom and won the fight in the very first round by doctor stoppage. Bennett is the first IMMAF gold medalist from Alaska and is undefeated in his past twelve fights out of which 11 were amateur bouts. Khamzat is a team mate of Guram Kutateladze who is currently signed with Brave Combat Federation and trains at the Allstars Training Center in Stockholm, Sweden. Currently the training is in progress for the event in Bahrain. Khamzat also had trained alongside UFC fighter Ilir Latifi, who was a part of his team during his debut.
Brave 18 will take place during Brave International Combat Week 2018 marks the largest combat sports festival in Asia. The Combat Week will also feature the IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Championships 2018 taking place for the second time in Bahrain.
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