As the final event on the 2022 BRAVE CF calendar, BRAVE CF 68, in cooperation with partners NFC (National Fighting Championship), brought fresh life to European MMA tonight in Dusseldorf, Germany. It was the finale of a historic year for BRAVE Combat Federation.
Lutterbach wins and calls out Eldar Eldarov
Joilton "Peregrino" Lutterbach defeated number-two ranked Super Lightweight Mihail Cotruta by devastating TKO in the first round of the evening's main event, demonstrating once more why he may very well be the most dangerous guy in BRAVE CF.
In the final seconds of the opening frame, Lutterbach unleashed a hook from hell that knocked Cotruta to the ground. He then used well-timed ground and pound to finish the Moldovan.
Lutterbach petitioned the BRAVE CF matchmakers to offer him the indisputable champion, Eldar Eldarov, as his next opponent following another stunning finish inside the cage despite being ineligible for the interim Super Lightweight title due to not making weight.
“I had fun tonight. It was a good fight for me. All my respect to Mihail. He is truly a tough guy, but tonight was my night. I hope I can fight for the title next. Eldar, I wish you a good recovery for your shoulder. I hope you can get better soon so that we can make the fight happen. Thank you to all who came to support me. I am so happy and so blessed. All I want next is the BRAVE CF title fight next,” said Lutterbach.
Vadim Kutsyi takes home the co-main event
Vadim Kutsyi of Belarus gave an outstanding coming-out party performance in the co-main event, stopping Austria's Ismail Naurdiev by TKO in their Super Welterweight fight. With stunning leg assaults that wounded his opponent, who appeared frail on his rear foot, Naurdiev quickly took control of the match.
Kutsyi was once shaken by Naurdiev, but the Belarusian was prevented from falling backward by the barrier. Following an enormous right hook from Kutsyi that knocked the Austrian to the canvas, Kutsy used ground and pound before the referee stopped the fight in the first round.
After two fight cancellations, Husein Kadimagomaev of Switzerland and Agshin Babayev of Azerbaijan were able to settle their score when the Swiss submitted his opponent in the third round of their Lightweight contest.
When Babayev unintentionally delivered an illegal knee to his opponent who was on the ground, the fight nearly ended in dispute once more, but Kadimagomaev and the BRAVE CF medical team were glad to see it go on. For the first two rounds, both competitors neutralised each other's expert grappling and wrestling. Close to the end of their three-round fight, Babayev made a split-second error that Kadimagomaev took advantage of to finish the bout with a deep guillotine choke.
Axel Sola defeated Matheus Miranda in the opening bout of the main card, stopping the Brazilian by TKO in the second round of their 77-kg Catchweight contest. This was Matheus Miranda's first professional defeat.
As Germany was the 28th country to host a BRAVE CF event, BRAVE CF made history earlier this year when BRAVE CF 61 in Bonn, Germany, catapulted BRAVE Combat Federation to the top of the list of the sport's most-traveled organisations. In order to build on a historic 2022, the organisation has set even loftier objectives for 2023. Visit www.bravecf.com for more information about the plans for the coming year.
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