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BRAVE CF 66: Indian MMA star Mohammed Farhad seeks redemption at the event

LockerRoom Team
23 November 2022

Mohammad "Sher-e-Hind" Farhad will face a make-or-break situation during BRAVE CF 66. On November 26 in Bali, Indonesia, the Indian superstar will compete for redemption when he takes on the Filipino superstar Ruel Panales.

Farhad hasn't been able to put together a three-fight victory streak since joining the most popular MMA organisation in the world. The Indian celebrity, who has been a part of BRAVE CF from its inaugural event, has made a reputation for himself in his own nation as a result of his association with the group. To be competitive in the BRAVE Combat Federation's expanding Bantamweight category, he now needs the victory over Panales.

In 2016, newcomer Farhad defeated Moroccan Badr-Eddine Ahlzine at BRAVE CF 1 before defeating fellow countryman Irfan Khan at BRAVE CF 5. Farhad got off to a strong start and quickly became well-known both abroad and in India thanks to his thrilling fighting style and impressive victories.

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He experienced a setback when he lost a unanimous decision to Bahrain's Hamza Kooheji at BRAVE CF 9 just as he was about to gain momentum. Then, Farhad did well to boost his BRAVE CF stock once more with back-to-back stoppage victories over Pakistani Uloomi Karim and fellow countryman Kushal Vyas at BRAVE CF 30 and 47, respectively.

Farhad's most recent victory was particularly memorable since his knockout of Karim garnered national news in India, making him a celebrity and possibly the most well-known MMA fighter in that nation. Mohammed also had a great occasion because the KO gained worldwide attention and was nominated for KO of the Year in 2021

Sadly, another defeat was inevitable as he was eliminated in the BRAVE CF 57 this year by Egypt's Maysara Mohamed. Farhad found it to be a bitter pill to take. Not only did his title defence take a hit again, but he also got knocked out for the first time in eight years.

If he wants to advance in his career and eventually compete for the coveted BRAVE CF Bantamweight title, he must now make every bout matter. He will be competing against a promising new Filipino star who is making his Bali debut, so this will not be an easy task.

Panales, who is coached by former BRAVE CF veteran Rolando Dy, makes his BRAVE CF debut and hopes to establish himself as the new face of Filipino MMA by decisively defeating his challenging Indian foe. Panales is the centre of attention because he enters BRAVE CF unblemished and on a five-fight winning streak. With Dy serving as his mentor and coach, Panales' allure is only increased, and Farhad will be eager to derail his opponent's momentum and restart his title defense.

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The world's fastest-growing MMA organisation makes its long-awaited return to Indonesia with BRAVE CF 66 on November 26. Go to for more details on BRAVE CF 66.


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