Fighters warmed up and looked down their opponents in Belgrade in preparation for the main meal, BRAVE CF 69, which happens on Saturday, February 18, in Belgrade. BRAVE Combat Federation provided Serbian MMA fans a delectable beginning. Several cheers were heard during the official Open Workout for the organization's debut fight card in 2023 from the large crowd that filled the TC Galerija Mall in Belgrade.
The massive BRAVE Serbia International Combat Week will be concluded with BRAVE CF 69 in the Stark Arena, and fighters were ecstatic during the open workout this evening. Before the inaugural BRAVE Combat Federation card of 2023, a few fighters, including Serbia's Jovan Marjanovi, Bahrain's Shamil Gaziev, Egypt's Mahmoud Sebie, and Bahrain's Aleksandar Terzi, Aleksandar Ili, Darko Stosic, delighted and enthralled the spectators by practising drills and combinations.
Sebie, an ex-Olympic wrestler from Egypt, won the hearts of the tens of thousands of Serbian fans in attendance when he invited a devoted young boy onto the stage to "spar" and "train" with him before giving him a Mahmoud Sebie T-shirt and raising his hand, to which the audience reacted in a sweet way.
Before their massive Heavyweight co-main event, Serbian superstar Stosic and Bahrain's Shamil Gaziev squared off in one of the night's most exciting scenes. It was the first time these two enormous beings had met, and Gaziev towered over his Serbian opponent, making the size disparity immediately apparent.
Despite the intensity of the staredown, both warriors greeted each other and their respective camps with respect at that very moment. Gaziev's coach Eldar Eldarov, the BRAVE CF Super Lightweight champion, and Team Serbia's famed jiu-jitsu fighter Renzo Gracie joined them on stage.
Stosic ran through takedowns and submissions throughout his open exercise, emphasising on grappling and judo. Stosic's intention was so clear that it appeared as though he was trying to convey a message to Gaziev, who had recently made a lot of comments about the Serb's all-around fighting skills.
At the BRAVE CF 69 open exercise, all participants demonstrated a spirit of respect and competition, which was the ideal prelude for the fans to the highly anticipated fight card. Abdisalam Kubanychbek, the interim Lightweight champion, and Kamil Magomedov will square off for the undisputed 155-pound championship at BRAVE CF 69. To learn more, go to www.bravecf.com.