BRAVE CF 72 witnessed a historic moment as Nemat Abdrashitov showcased his unwavering determination and resilience in the main event, defying expectations to become BRAVE CF's newest Featherweight champion. The fight, hailed as one of the greatest in BRAVE CF history, saw Abdrashitov outlast Roman Bogatov, who was favored for his endurance advantage.
In an emotional post-fight speech, Abdrashitov expressed his gratitude to BRAVE CF for the opportunity and thanked Roman Bogatov for granting him the chance to compete for the world championship. This remarkable victory solidifies Abdrashitov as the second Kyrgyz champion in BRAVE Combat Federation, following in the footsteps of his friend and training partner, Lightweight king Abdisalam Kubanychbek.
As Abdrashitov soaked in the triumph, he was surprised by the entrance of Omar Solomanov for a special face-off. Solomanov, who defeated Ilyar Askhanov at BRAVE CF 71, earned the right to face the winner of the main event and is now set to challenge Nemat later this year.
Roman Bogatov's strategy was evident from the start, relying on his wrestling prowess to exhaust Abdrashitov and eventually secure a stoppage. However, Abdrashitov had different plans, catching Bogatov off-guard early on with a guillotine choke that nearly rendered his opponent unconscious.
From that point onwards, Abdrashitov dictated the pace of the fight, inflicting damage on the champion while utilizing his own wrestling skills to stifle Roman's offence. In the third round, Abdrashitov came close to finishing Bogatov again with a powerful right hand that sent him scrambling near the cage. Although he secured an arm-triangle choke, Bogatov demonstrated immense resilience and refused to tap, ending the round in top position and causing a cut on Abdrashitov's forehead.
Abdrashitov's determination only grew stronger, fueled by his own blood. He unleashed a relentless assault, punishing Bogatov with powerful punches and maintaining composure during wrestling exchanges.
Ultimately, the judges' scorecards reflected Abdrashitov's superiority, with a unanimous decision of 50-45, 49-46, and 48-47 in favor of the newly crowned champion.
You can see the complete results from the event below.
BRAVE CF 72 RESULTS
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