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BRAVE CF 81: Fighters Make Weight, Intense Staredowns Set Stage for Spectacle

LockerRoom Team
20 April 2024

Slovenia witnessed a display of professionalism today as all fighters participating in BRAVE CF 81 successfully hit their weight targets, setting the stage for an explosive night of MMA action scheduled for April 20. BRAVE Combat Federation's first event of 2024 promises a lineup packed with talent and determination.

In the main event, Erko Jun and Mohammed Said Maalem both met the Light Heavyweight limit, with Jun tipping the scales at 93kg and Maalem at 92.4kg. This official weigh-in paves the way for a high-stakes showdown, with a Light Heavyweight title shot hanging in the balance for the contenders.

The co-main event between David Forster and Christian Mach also saw both fighters weighing in just under the Super Lightweight limit of 75.3kg, further adding to the anticipation surrounding their clash.

Among the Heavyweight competitors, all six fighters came in below the 120.7kg limit, showcasing their dedication to the sport. Notably, Pavel Dailidko, riding on a wave of three consecutive first-round finishes, weighed in as the lightest Heavyweight at 110.7kg, giving him a weight advantage over his opponent Valdrin Istrefi, who came in at 119.6kg.

Kasim Aras and Baki Sahin, who accepted fights on short notice, also successfully made weight, demonstrating their readiness to seize the opportunity presented to them.

In the lone women's fight on the card, Monika Kucinic and Sofiia Bagishvili both made weight for the Strawweight bout, ensuring that the matchup proceeded as planned.

The face-off between Heavyweights Haris Aksalic and Baki Sahin took center stage, with Aksalic making a grand entrance, flanked by a fleet of supercars, before tensions escalated during the staredown, requiring officials to intervene.

Irish fans rallied behind Gerard Burns as he faced off against Danijel Spoljaric in a Flyweight showdown, while Monika Kucinic and Sofiia Bagishvili stirred up excitement with a provocative staredown of their own.

With fighters like Erko Jun and Mohammed Said Maalem exchanging handshakes and national flags, the stage is set for a night of electrifying action and sportsmanship at BRAVE CF 81.

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This event marks the beginning of BRAVE CF's 2024 Europe Tour, with six events scheduled across five European nations, including a return to Slovenia in October, promising fans a year packed with unforgettable moments in the world of MMA.


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