Murtaza Talha may still be a raw talent, but he has already captured the imagination of hundreds of thousands of MMA fans who believe he could be an all-time great in the sport. The prospect himself has grown in maturity and more importantly has filled himself with the self-belief that he can become the world's best. He will take the second step of his professional career on January 16th, when he returns to the motherland of wrestling, Russia, for BRAVE CF 46.
Young Talha was always supremely talented, and it was evident from the start of his career when he first joined the KHK MMA team. It was just a matter of time for him to display his potential and show the world what he can do. He did just that when he snatched two IMMAF world titles. Since then, he has gone from strength to strength and went on to make a winning professional debut.
The debut was one to remember as the 26-year-old impressed fans and specialists alike. Going up against a more experienced professional in Vadim Litvin, Murtaza had a dominant performance, putting heavy pressure against his opponent and landing heavy shots. In the second round, it was game over after Talha locked in a rear-naked choke. The success of the professional debut has increased Talha's confidence. He is now feeling self-assured that he can become the best in the world.
Talha’s next challenge will be a tough one as he will face Dmitriy Krivulets in a 90 kg Catchweight bout at BRAVE CF 46. The event, which is the BRAVE CF's first foray into Russia, will be held on January 16 in Sochi.