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Youssef Boughanem to Make BRAVE CF Debut at BRAVE CF 83 in the Netherlands

LockerRoom Team
23 May 2024

Youssef Boughanem is set to enter the BRAVE Combat Federation cage for the first time at BRAVE CF 83 on May 25 in the Netherlands. He will face hometown favorite Anando Amoksi in a highly anticipated return to mixed martial arts.

After winning numerous titles in Kickboxing and Muay Thai, Youssef transitioned to mixed martial arts earlier this year, securing a knockout victory in France. His upcoming fight against Anando at BRAVE CF 83 will be his second MMA bout.

For Youssef, this event represents more than just a professional milestone; it is deeply connected to his personal life. His outstanding success in combat sports has not only transformed his life but also significantly impacted his family.

Youssef began practicing Muay Thai at a young age in Belgium. Following the death of his parents, his ambition drove him to leave Belgium. At 17, after finishing second in a tournament in the Netherlands, he used his prize money to buy a one-way ticket to Thailand with his younger brother, Yassine Boughanem.

The early days in Thailand were challenging for the Boughanem brothers as they struggled to make ends meet. However, their hard work paid off as Youssef's talent and determination led him to accumulate numerous titles, establishing a formidable career in Muay Thai.

Youssef's success has had a significant impact on his family. His younger brother Yassine followed in his footsteps to become a world champion in Muay Thai, competing in the heavyweight division, and has also transitioned into MMA. Additionally, Youssef's son, Yousri Boughanem, is pursuing a career in combat sports and will be in Youssef's corner at BRAVE CF 83, along with coach Samart.

"I have a great team that helps me suffer," says Youssef.

Returning to the Netherlands, the place where he first earned the money to move to Thailand, Youssef is now poised to start a new chapter in both his professional career and his family’s journey.

BRAVE CF 83, held in association with Enfusion’s ECE MMA, will be the third event of 2024 for BRAVE Combat Federation and the second event of BRAVE CF’s 2024 Europe tour.

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