BRAVE Combat Federation delivered a spectacular showcase of global MMA talent during BRAVE CF 79, held as part of the BRAVE International Combat Week 2023. The event, which unfolded in front of an electric audience, featured gripping fights, sensational knockouts, and emotional farewells, redefining the landscape of the sport.
The culmination of the night saw Arab MMA legend Tahar Hadbi bid farewell to his illustrious career as the main eventer. Hadbi, in a fierce clash with Naurdiev, succumbed to a guillotine choke, marking the end of an era in his remarkable career.
In the co-main event, Lithuanian powerhouse Pavel Dailidko (7-2-0) showcased sheer dominance, inflicting injury upon his opponent within a staggering 13 seconds of the opening round. After Csukas attempted a low kick, Dailidko capitalized on the moment, blocking the kick and causing injury to Csukas' knee. Post-fight, Dailidko issued a challenge to all fighters in the division, expressing his determination to vie for the heavyweight world championship gold at BRAVE CF.
The night commenced with an opening fight that pitted Chequina Noso Pedro from the Netherlands against Russia's Dzhokhar Duraev. Pedro asserted his grappling superiority, landing more shots while Duraev slowed down after multiple takedowns. In the third round, a visibly fatigued Duraev faced a relentless Pedro, who secured a unanimous decision victory.
The calculated effort of Mohammedseifi against David Forster showcased precise striking, with Mohammedseifi targeting Forster's right leg. In a clinic of sheer domination, Mohammedseifi claimed victory by unanimous decision.
Rasul Magomedov's relentless takedowns and striking from guard secured a commanding win, delivering powerful punches from side control. Despite Laid's resilience, Magomedov emerged victorious by technical knockout.
In a shocking turn of events, Nika Kupravishvili dominated favourite Khamzat Maaev, displaying grappling prowess and striking excellence. Kupravishvili's relentless punches secured a second-round finish against the favored opponent.
Ramazan Gitinov's explosive 8-second win over Beknazar Zhanybekov showcased his opponent's ankle injury, resulting in a technical knockout victory.
The highlight of the night came with Eliezer Kubanza's impressive display of power, thwarting every attempt by Adel Ibrahim to strike and grapple. Kubanza's big shots and ground control led to a memorable knockout win within the opening round, sending shockwaves across the division. BRAVE CF 79 proved to be an unforgettable night, setting the stage for the future of MMA on the global stage.
BRAVE CF 79, 8th December: Fight Results
Tahar Hadbi defeats Ismail Naurdiev by submission (guillotine choke) in Round 1 (01:12)
Pavel Dailidko defeats Janos Csukas by technical knockout (injury) in Round 1 (00:13)
Super Welterweight Bout
Eliezer Kubanza defeats Adel Ibrahim by knockout in Round 1 (03:40)
Super Lightweight Bout
Nika Kupravishvili defeats Khamzat Maaev by technical knockout in Round 2 (04:34)
Ramazan Gitinov defeats Beknazar Zhanybekov by technical knockout (injury) in Round 1 (00:08)
Light Heavyweight Bout
Rasul Magomedov defeats Mohamed Laid by technical knockout in Round 1 (03:38)
Mohsen Mohammadseifi defeats David Forster by unanimous decision (30-27)(30-27)(29-28)
Super Welterweight Bout
Chequina Noso Pedro defeats Dzhokhar Duraev by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
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