BRAVE Combat Federation, the fastest-growing MMA promotion in the world, started a month full of action and excitement in the Kingdom of Bahrain, beginning at at BRAVE CF 47: Asian Domination, culminating with the organization reaching the half-centennial mark at BRAVE CF 50 three weeks later.
The first event of the series took place on Thursday, March 11, at the coolest fight location since Bruce Lee fought Chuck Norris in The Colliseum - Arad Fort, the historical landmark in the heart of the Kingdom.
In the main event of the evening, Abdysalam Kubanychbek showed up in his best form so far inside the BRAVE CF Arena and completely dominated Rolando Dy, securing his Lightweight title shot in the process.
Winning pretty much every exchange taking place against a highly decorated boxer, Omok was too much for Rolando to handle and after two rounds of aggressiveness and dominance from the Kyrgyz side, the Filipino’s corner threw the towel before the beginning of the third round.
With the triumph, Kubanychbek proved that he’s ready to face the winner of the scheduled world title bout between the reigning champion Amin Ayoub and the challenger Ahmed AMir.
With the win, Kubanychbek extended his professional record to 18 wins and only 3 losses, including a staggering 4-finish record under the truly global promotion banner. Dy, on the other hand, fell to 14-10, suffering his first loss since 2019.
South Korea’s Tae Kyun Kim knocked Husein Kadimagomaev out in the third round of the co-main event of the evening, winning this match of undefeated young stars. Kim now boasts a perfect 8-0 pro record.
One of the most shocking results of the night in the Arad Fort was Nemat Abdrashitov’s uspet against the heavily favorite Anzor Abdulkhozhaev, with a second-round TKO.
The night also saw the brutal knockout of India’s Mohammed Farhad over Pakistan’s Uloomi Kareem in a true slugfest fashion.
BRAVE CF 47: Asian Domination Full fight results:
Lightweight: Abdisalam Kubanychbek def. Rolando Dy via TKO (corner stoppage) - Between Rounds 2 and 3.
Featherweight: Tae Kyun Kim def. Husein Kadimagomaev by TKO - Round 3
Super Welterweight: Nursulton Ruziboev def. Ibrahim Mane via knockout (slam) - Round 1
Catchweight (68 kg): Nemat Abdrashitov def. Anzor Abdukhozhaev by TKO - Round 2
Featherweight: Abdul-Azim Badakhshi def. Agshin Babayev via KO - Round 1
Flyweight: Ryskulbek Ibraimov def. Jenel Lausa by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Mohammed Farhad def. Uloomi Karim by knockout - Round 2
Catchweight (63 kg): Ali Guliev def. Rana Rudra by TKO - 1m34s - Round 1
Amateur Flyweight: Mohammed Zuhair def. Wissam Sandakli via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2
Amateur Lightweight: Hussain Muhammad def. Raymond Rizk by TKO - Round 2
BRAVE Combat Federation resumes the action next Thursday (18) with BRAVE CF 48: Arabian Nights, once again taking place at the Arad Fort, in Arad, Kingdom of Bahrain. The event will be headlined by the Lightweight match between Ylies Djiroun and Adbdul-Rakhman Makhazhiev.
BRAVE CF 47 streamed live from Kombat Kingdom at 8:30 a.m. ET and fans from all over the world were able to catch the action on the following channels: Fite TV (USA), Okko Sport (Russia), Megogo (CIS Territory, except Russia and Kazakhstan), KTRK Sport (Kyrgyzstan), Sport.TV (Uzbekistan), InSport (Kazakhstan), Arena Sport (Albania, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Slovenia), Fight Network (United Kingdom, Serbia, Greece, Slovenia, Montenegro, Angola, Mozambique, Nigeria, Israel, Caribbean, USA, Canada), Fight Nation (France), and O2 TV (Czech Republic and Slovakia).
The rest of the world was be able to watch the full event live and free at BRAVECFTV.com.