Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises now has an official fight card confirmed. The Bahrain-based promotion announced, this Monday (22), all the 12 match-ups for the March 2nd event in Amman, Jordan. The show is headlined by Featherweight champion Elias Boudegzdame’s first title defense. “Smile” will face Polish challenger Jakub Kowalewicz.
Aside from the main event, the fight card will feature four of the most exciting Jordanian fighters in MMA today. Welterweight Jarrah Al Selawe looks to keep his undefeated streak at Brave against newcomer David Bear, from France. In the Lightweight division, Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady also seeks his fourth consecutive win against England’s Charlie Leary, while Bantamweights Jalal Al Daaja and Nawraz Abzakh will face Philippine’s Crisanto Pitpitunge and Brazil’s Michael Deiga-Scheck, respectively.
One other major bout confirmed for Brave’s Jordanian debut is the much-anticipated rematch between Mohammad Fakhreddine and Tahar Hadbi. The Welterweight duo is a part of one of the hottest rivalries in promotional history and saw their first encounter inside the cage ending up in a controversial No Contest at Brave 9, last November.
Other notable fights include the debut of Ireland’s sensation Dylan “The Nuke” Tuke, facing another newcomer, Sodiq “Super” Yusuff; the first run of South Africa’s Chad “Superman” Hanekom inside the Brave cage, against Russia’s Ikram Aliskerov; and the Bantamweight number one contender bout between Brazil’s Felipe Efrain and SBG Ireland’s Frans Mlambo.
Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises marks the promotion’s first show in Jordan, home to some of Brave’s most decorated fighters, and the sixth country to host a Brave Combat Federation event, after Bahrain, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, India, Kazakhstan, and Mexico.
Brave 10 Full Fight Card:
Featherweight title bout: Jakub Kowalewicz (Poland) vs Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame (Algeria)
Welterweight bout: Jarrah Al Selawe (Jordan) vs David Bear (France)
Lightweight bout: Charlie Leary (UK) vs “The Pride of Palestine” Abdul Kareem Al Selwady (Jordan)
Welterweight bout: Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine (Lebanon) vs Tahar “Fast Hands” Hadbi (France)
Welterweight bout: Pawel Kielek (Poland) vs Tyler Hill (USA)
Bantamweight bout: Felipe Efrain (Brazil) vs Frans Mlambo (Ireland)
Featherweight bout: Dylan “The Nuke” Tuke (Ireland) vs Sodiq “Super” Yusuff (USA)
Bantamweight bout: Jalal Al Daaja (Jordan) vs Crisanto Pitpitunge (Philippines)
Catchweight bout (74kg): Mohammad “The Killer” Ghorabi (Lebanon) vs Gadzhimusa “Deadshot” Gaziev (Russia)
Middleweight bout: Tarek Suleiman (Syria) vs Will Fleury (Ireland)
Bantamweight bout: Nawraz “The Honey Badger” Abzakh (Jordan) vs Michael Deiga-Scheck (Brazil)
Middleweight bout: Chad “Superman” Hanekom (South Africa) vs Ikram Aliskerov (Russia)