As Murtaza Talha Ali makes his return to the BRAVE Combat Federation cage on Friday, March 11, the undefeated prospect from Bahrain sees a big reward if he plays his cards right.
The KHK MMA standout is penciled to go head-to-head against Mikheil Sazhiniani of Georgia on the supporting card of BRAVE CF 57, which takes place at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain.
If he does get his hand raised against Sazhiniani, Ali believes his flawless slate should be enough to earn a matchup with the winner of the clash between middleweight title holder Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine and Mohamed “L'Ambiance" Said Maalem.
Fakhreddine and Said Maalem are slated to duke it out for the vacant BRAVE CF Light Heavyweight Championship in the co-main event of the aforementioned card.
"I am ready for March 11, for war, very hungry. Middleweight and light heavyweight, no problem. I am ready. I am here for the title,” Ali said.
When it comes to his prediction, Ali believes that Said Maalem is the slight favorite to walk away with the victory.
“Said Maalem and Fakhreddine, fifty-fifty. [But I think Said Maalem will win by] knockout. One punch and it's enough,” he predicted.