Ismail “The Austrian Wonderboy” Naurdiev returns to the cage this June at BRAVE Combat Federation against one top central Asian Middleweight Bekten Zheenbekov in Bukhara, Uzbekistan.
Naurdiev spent the last nine months refining his skills and abilities and gearing up for his return to continue climbing towards the top of the Super Welterweight division and get crowned as the best Super Welterweight in the world.
As a fan-friendly fighter, Naurdiev has shown his high skill level and limitless potential on the biggest stages defeating the likes of Michel Prazeres and Siyar Bahadurzada prior to joining BRAVE CF.
Despite an unfortunate debut, the Austrian Wonderboy made a name for himself in the division after defeating Nordic Europe's number one welterweight Olli Santalhati in a three-round thrilling exhibition of indisputable talent at BRAVE CF 54 in Poland.
BRAVE CF established the Super Welterweight division in accordance with ABC (Association of Boxing Commissions) to provide fighters with more options to compete at their optimal weight and get the best performance. It remains the only international promotion to adopt this division.
During the pandemic, the promotion stacked the Super Welterweight division with a mixture of established names such as former world champion Jarrah Al-Silawi, Abdoul Abdouraguimov, Kevin Ruart, and Louis Glismann alongside the new crop of fighters such as Andreas Stahl, Ismail Naurdiev, and Nursulton Ruziboev. The results left fans clinching to the edge of their seats with excitement.
Naudriev’s opponent, Zheenbekov, is debuting in the truly global promotion with an undefeated record of 5-0, a win against the Austrian Wonderboy would expedite his rise in the mixed martial arts world and solidify his stance on the global map.
BRAVE CF 59 is taking place on the 18th of June in Bukhara, Uzbekistan in association with Amir Temur Fighting Championship (ATFC).