BRAVE Combat Federation, the fastest-growing mixed martial arts promotion in the world today with a global presence in five continents, has just announced that the last semifinal bout of the BRAVE CF Flyweight World Title Tournament will happen in its return trip to Russia, in association with leading local promotion PRO FC.
Ali “The Puncher King” Bagautinov is penciled to take on Jose “Shorty” Torres at BRAVE CF 55 set for November 6 in the bustling Russian city of Rostov-on-Don—with the winner moving on to battle Velimurad Alkhasov in the final of the most prestigious tournament in the division’s history.
Bagautinov has been in the mixed martial arts game for more than a decade and has a wealth of fight experience on his resume. He has competed against some of the best fighters in the world, amassing a stellar 21-7 overall record.
The Russian dynamo made his highly-anticipated promotional debut at BRAVE CF 46 this past January, dominating Oleg Lichkovakha over the course of three rounds to clinch a clear-cut unanimous decision win and secure a slot in the BRAVE CF Flyweight World Title Tournament.
He then picked up where he left off nearly three months later by eliminating fellow veteran Dustin Ortiz from the tourney in the same fashion at historic BRAVE CF 50. In the other corner, Torres is one of the most promising mixed martial artists today with an impressive professional standing of 10-1-1.
With a high-octane, fast-paced style, Torres has a highlight reel of stoppages in nearly all his victories as a mixed martial artist and has built a reputation as one of the most dangerous competitors at 125 pounds. Torres was last seen in action when he outpointed Ireland’s Blaine O’Driscoll via unanimous decision in a three-round bantamweight encounter at BRAVE CF 49: Super Fights last March.
The American champion made history in the amateur ranks with two straight gold medals in the IMMAF World Championships before turning pro and winning two titles in two weight classes on the regional scene in the United States. Now, he’s two fights away from becoming a professional world champion.
In the coming days, more fights will be announced for BRAVE CF 55, as fans can expect an explosive card for BRAVE CF’s return to Russia, in association with PRO FC.