Brave 17: Full fight card announced
The full card has been announced for Brave Combat Federation 17 at Nishtar Park Sports Complex in Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday, October 27.
The event will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Brave 17 is the first international mixed martial arts event to be held in Pakistan, as well as the most widely broadcast combat sports event. Athletes representing twelve nations are confirmed to competen. Brave 17 will b
The main event of the fight night will feature a clash between Brazil and France. Brazil's Rodrigo Cavalheiro will fight Abdoul Abdouraguimov representing France. Cavalheiro comes off his second victory in the promotion after he became only the second fighter to deal a knockout loss to Karl Amoussou, after Ben Askren. And Abdouraguimov handed over a first-round defeat to Sidney Wheeler who had defeated Pawel Kielek in the welterweight division. Kielek in turn defeated former UFC standout, Mehdi Baghdad, at Brave 12. The bout should determine the next title contender at welterweight, vs. division champion Jarrah Al Selawe.
In the co-main event, Jeremy Pacatiw will face Uloomi Karim. Pacatiw from Team Lakay, Philippines holds the record for most number of appearances in Brave. Pacatiw will make his seventh promotional appearance at Brave 17. Uloomi Karim from Team Fight Fortress will be the first Pakistani fighter represented in a co-main event of the promotion. The bout will also mark Team Fight Fortress facing Team Lakay which is among the best MMA fight team in Asia.
In other fights in the fight card, Egyptian lightweight superstar, Ahmed Amir will face John Brewin from New Zealand, Frans Mlambo from Ireland will face Aidan James from Wales, Mehmosh Raza from Pakistan will face Arben Escayo from Philippines, J P Buys from South Africa will face Gamzat Magomedov from Russia, Yibugele from China will face Zia Mashwani from Pakistan, Haider Farman from Pakistan will face Ariel Oliveros from Philippines, and Najam Khan from Pakistan will face Mohammed Wasim from Afghanistan. Abbas Khan from the Bahraini national team who trains at KHK MMA Bahrain will compete in the opening bout of the night in an amateur fight.
The event will be broadcast live on Abu Dhabi Sports in Middle East and North Africa. Brave Combat Federation has announced that Brave TV, an initiative developed in Bahrain, will make sure that live PPV streaming is available in regions without a broadcast partner.
Full Fight Card
Rodrigo Cavalheiro vs. Abdoul Abdouraguimov (Welterweight)
Jeremy Pacatiw vs. Uloomi Kareem (Bantamweight)
Ahmed Amir vs. John Brewin (Lightweight)
Frans Mlambo vs. Aidan James (Bantamweight)
Mehmosh Raza vs. Arben Escayo (Featherweight)
J P Buys vs. Gamzat Magomedov (Bantamweight)
Yibugele vs. Zia Mashwani (Featherweight)
Haider Farman vs. Ariel Oliveros (Strawweight)
Najam Khan vs. Mohammed Wasim (Welterweight)
Abbas Khan vs. Sikander Badar (Amateur Welterweight)