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Eliezer Kubanza: The new MMA sensation of DR Congo and Africa

LockerRoom Team
08 July 2023

The Kingdom of Bahrain witnessed the birth of a true star at BRAVE CF 72. Last Friday's event showcased the emergence of Africa's next big sensation as Eliezer 'King Kong' Kubanza made a spectacular debut on the grand stage, delivering a devastating first-round knockout against Rayan Atmani in their Super Welterweight clash.

The signs of Kubanza's stardom are evident as he basked in the celebration of his victory throughout his native DR Congo. Watch parties were organized across the country, and his triumph garnered widespread recognition. In a viral video, jubilant Kubanza fans passionately chanted his name, commemorating his remarkable win. This marked a historic moment, as it was the first time a

Congolese fighter graced the renowned BRAVE CF arena, putting DR Congo on the map as the 82nd nation represented in the esteemed global MMA organization.

Having transitioned to BRAVE CF after a successful amateur career, including a victory over the legendary Ramazan Gitinov, hailed as the greatest amateur fighter of all time, Kubanza is now poised for greater heights as he left an indelible impression in his debut.

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His knockout was among the standout moments of the evening, unleashing a high kick that initially met his opponent's defense. However, the sheer power Kubanza generated proved too much for Rayan Atmani, leaving him momentarily disconnected from his senses.

As Kubanza's name continues to ascend, he sets his sights on a return to France, where he anticipates a clash with Axel Sola, another IMMAF standout who once held the top spot in the French amateur pound-for-pound rankings.


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