BRAVE Combat Federation's 72nd event is set to showcase the talent of several notable IMMAF alumni, as three exceptional athletes either make their professional debuts or progress to the next level of their careers. Adding to the significance of this momentous occasion, Mr. Kerrith Brown, the president of IMMAF, has arrived in the Kingdom of Bahrain and will be present to witness this exciting collaboration between the two organizations. On Friday, June 23, Mr. Brown will eagerly observe and support the performances of Muhammad Idrisov, Rasul Magomedov, Eliezer Kubanza, and Mohammed Alsameea.
Among the trio, Muhammad Idrisov boasts the most experience as a professional athlete, maintaining an impeccable record of eight wins in eight fights. Idrisov, a 2019 European champion in IMMAF, has also secured a silver medal in the 2018 IMMAF World Championship.
Joining him on the BRAVE CF 72 fight card are two debutants. Rasul Magomedov, previously the number one Heavyweight in IMMAF, makes his long-awaited professional debut in the Light Heavyweight division after a highly successful and undefeated amateur career. Notably, Magomedov holds two IMMAF World Championships, as well as a gold medal from the MMA World Cup and a European Championship.
Eliezer Kubanza, renowned as one of only two fighters to defeat the esteemed amateur fighter Ramazan Gitinov in IMMAF competitions, will make his BRAVE CF debut in the Super Welterweight division, facing off against Rayan Atmani. Currently undefeated with a 3-0 professional record, Kubanza will proudly represent DR Congo as the first fighter from his country to compete in BRAVE CF, marking the inclusion of the 82nd nation in the esteemed BRAVE CF arena.
Opening the fight card in his professional debut is Mohammed Alsameea, also known as "Zuhair," a rising star hailing from the Kingdom of Bahrain. With high expectations surrounding his name, Alsameea, a world silver medalist in 2021, has previously competed in BRAVE CF as an amateur and now seeks to make an even greater impact in the professional Flyweight division.
BRAVE CF 72 is set to take place at the National Stadium in Riffa, Bahrain, on June 23. The event's main attraction features a world title fight, as champion Roman Bogatov defends his title against the formidable knockout artist and number one contender, Nemat Abdrashitov. In total, BRAVE CF 72 will showcase eight thrilling bouts, representing the participation of 11 nations in the global MMA platform.