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Abdullah Al-Qahtani returns to BRAVE CF, faces Denis Jurakic in Serbia

LockerRoom Team
12 January 2023

The "Ripper" The next fight for Abdullah Al-Qahtani is scheduled. The Saudi Arabian KHK Team Bahrain representative will face Denis Jurakic in a featherweight match in Serbia to open his 2023 campaign. The contest is scheduled on February 18 at BRAVE CF 69 in Belgrade.

Al-Qahtani will try to recover from his first loss in his professional career after a run of five straight victories. He was defeated by Ilyor Bakhtyar Uulu in a split decision at BRAVE CF 62 in Kazakhstan in August.

This came after "The Ripper" gave two of his most impressive performances to date, dominating Yong Soo Jung at BRAVE CF 58 in South Korea and eliminating Nejc Preloznik at BRAVE CF 56, the promotion's inaugural tournament in Serbia.

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Al-Qahtani will be competing in 2023 for both BRAVE CF and PFL, making history as the first Arab fighter to simultaneously be signed to two organisations. BRAVE CF continues to set new records and innovation standards by promoting MMA in the Middle East and giving athletes opportunities to compete internationally.

‘’BRAVE CF continues to unite the sport of MMA and bring innovative and groundbreaking partnerships and business models to the MMA industry. The dual-promotion deal to sign Qahtani will be the first of its kind in developing MMA in the Middle East’’, said BRAVE CF president Mohammed Shahid.

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As the top fighter in Saudi Arabia, "The Ripper" has served as a spokesperson for the sport in his own nation and has established himself as one of the most recognisable figures in Arabian mixed martial arts. The first-ever BRAVE CF Arab End of Year awards have nominated his victory over Jung for Fight of the Year.

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