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BRAVE CF 67 Results: Eldar Eldarov wins main event with a knee bar submission

LockerRoom Team
13 December 2022

BRAVE CF 67 is in the books. The future stars of Arabian MMA shone in Seef, Bahrain today as part of event. Fans were kept on the edge of their seats at BRAVE CF 67 since seven out of the eight fights ended in stoppages.

The penultimate event on the BRAVE CF calendar for 2022 included some masterful performances as fighters from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, and Lebanon competed for a lucrative BRAVE Combat Federation contract and the chance to become MMA stars.

Eldar Eldarov gets knee bar submission win

Eldar Eldarov, the BRAVE CF Super Lightweight champion, defeated Denis Maher of Belarus in the opening round of the main event's Super Welterweight contest to display his royal MMA heritage. Eldarov made history by becoming the first sportsperson in BRAVE Combat Federation to successfully submit using a knee bar.

The Super Lightweight champion was shrewd as he went in and out, combining in feints while delivering strikes to annoy Mayer's timing and rhythm. Maher displayed stunning Dutch kickboxing that nearly paid off.

Eldarov launched a well-timed double-leg takedown that resulted in a stunning knee bar transition just as Maher was about to refocus.

"I feel amazing. So many people came to support me, and I felt a huge responsibility on my shoulders. Thank you to my team, my family and especially to Shaikh Khaled, he’s the reason for all of our successes " said Eldarov in the post-fight interview.

Co-Main event ends in stoppage

By stopping Russian fighter Bair Shtepin in the second round of their Featherweight match, Yannis Ghemmouri of France and Algeria debunked the adage that "leg kicks don't win fights."

Both athletes exchanged kicks and varied them up with feints in the opening round as they tried to gauge each other's timing and reaction. The first five minutes were extremely tactical. In terms of strikes landed, Ghemmouri was more efficient, and he accelerated in the second round with better angles, strikes, and overall strategy.

Shtepin eventually met his end thanks to Ghemmouri's low kicks and deft footwork, who appeared uneasy as he took trunk-like punches to the shins. When Ghemmouri detected blood in the second round, he quickened the tempo with an all-out assault that mixed leg kicks and jabs to build up bigger blows that caused Shtepin to submit, prompting the referee to stop the fight.

Mahmoud Sebi starts with a win

Mahmoud Sebie, the first Olympian from BRAVE CF, and Wajdi Missaoui of Tunisia had a highly anticipated fight that did not disappoint. Sebie demonstrated his prowess as a wrestler and grappler when he brought Missaoui to the ground, got under his defence, and used powerful elbow strikes to knock the Tunisian unconscious in the opening round.

Mohamed Ali Sellam was knocked out in the first round of their 98-kilogram Catchweight match by Egypt's Osama ElSeady, who also hit a front kick of legendary proportions. ElSeady made a statement in his first BRAVE CF appearance, and it was one of the organization's most devastating knockouts.

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To cap off a historic year for BRAVE Combat Federation, BRAVE CF will now travel to Germany for BRAVE CF 68 this weekend. All European fans will be delighted by the hybrid card for the BRAVE CF 68 event, which will be held in cooperation with partners NFC (National Fighting Championship). To learn more, go to

BRAVE CF 67 Official Results

  • Super Welterweight: Eldar Eldarov def. Denis Maher via submission (kneebar) - Round 1 - 4m53s
  • Featherweight: Yannis Ghemmouri def. Bair Shtepin via TKO (leg kicks and punches) - Round 2 - 4m44s
  • Super Lightweight: Mahmoud Sebie def. Wajdi Missaoui via KO - Round 1 - 1m28s
  • Middleweight: Ahmed Sami def. Omar ElDafrawy via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-28)
  • Featherweight: Abdelghani Saber def. Aymene Souane via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1 - 3m23s
  • Catchweight 98kg: Osama ElSeady def. Mohamed Ali Sellam via KO - Round 1 - 54s
  • Super Lightweight: Anthony Zeidan def. Ayman Galal via KO - Round 2 - 1m24s
  • Lightweight: Mohsen Mohammedseifi def. Dhia Meguellati via TKO (due to strikes) - Round 1 - 2m47s

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