Set to illuminate the electrifying atmosphere of BRAVE CF 74 on September 7, Ali Guliyev and Borislav Nikolic are primed to seize their moment in the 135-pound division spotlight. While these fighters have entrenched themselves within the BRAVE family for some years, the upcoming showdown provides a tantalizing opportunity for them to ascend to new heights and secure a coveted place within the purview of champion Jose Torres.
Hailing from Azerbaijan, Ali Guliyev, known as "Black Wolf," stands as a resounding prospect within the bantamweight domain. His unblemished professional record of 7-0 resonates with promise and potential. Throughout his tenure under the BRAVE banner, Guliyev has showcased his ferocity with TKO/KO triumphs over Rana Rudra Pratap Singh and Jefferson Oliveira. After weathering the disappointment of recent bout cancellations, his hunger to prove his mettle burns fiercer than ever, fueling his desire to step back into the cage and etch his mark.
Conversely, Borislav Nikolic finds himself at a crossroads in his MMA journey, signifying a pivotal juncture. Notching a 1-2 record within BRAVE, Nikolic has encountered formidable adversaries in former champion Brad Katona and ex-title contender Gamzat Magomedov. Intriguingly, his path crossed with Yanis Ghemmouri earlier this year, as a prospective bout was slated - ironically, on the same card where Guliev was set to face Ghemmouri at BRAVE CF 69.
Guliyev's striking acumen is evidenced by his five victories through TKO or knockout, showcasing his ability to wield raw power. On the flip side, Nikolic harbors a potent ground game, demonstrated by his six submission victories that highlight his potential for substantial damage.
The imminent collision between these bantamweight contenders promises to be an electric affair, a contest that demands unwavering attention. The H Arena in Nantes, France, will bear witness to their explosive clash, one that holds the potential to reshape the landscape of the 135-pound division and etch their names deeper into the annals of BRAVE CF history.