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BRAVE CF 63: Ismail Naurdiev gets shot at 175-pound title, champ Brad Katona defends bantamweight crown

BRAVE CF 63 takes place on October 19 in Bahrain and kicks off a three-event Kombat Kingdon series.
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BRAVE Combat Federation has a tremendous kick-off card for the return of the Kombat Kingdom series. On October 19, BRAVE CF 63 takes place in Bahrain as the first of three events to happen in the second half of the month. The 63rd show for the fast-growing MMA promotion will feature two world title fights. 

In the main event of the evening, second-ranked Ismail Naurdiev (22-5) takes on No. 3 Marcin Bandel (21-7-1) for the vacant, undisputed super welterweight championship of the world. The fight will decide the number one 175-pounder in mixed martial arts.

Serving as co-main event is the first title defense of bantamweight world champion Brad Katona (11-2). "Superman" takes on Gamzat Magomedov (7-1), the current No. 1-ranked 135-pounder and currently riding a five-fight win streak.

BRAVE CF 63 will also feature two huge fights, as the promotion looks to kick off the latest Kombat Kingdom series in style. Kamal Magomedov (9-0), the No. 4-ranked super welterweight, takes on Olli Santalahti (13-4), sitting at No. 5, and the winner could be in prime position to challenge the new champion emerging from the main event. Also set for fight night is a super lightweight fight opposing Baz Mohammed (11-6) and Jahongir Saidjamolov (16-5).

BRAVE CF 63 is the first of three events that will take place in Bahrain as part of the Kombat Kingdom series. It will be followed by BRAVE CF 64 on October 22 and closed out in spectacular fashion by BRAVE CF 65 on October 28.

The BRAVE CF 63 lineup currently includes:

  • Ismail Naurdiev vs. Marcin Bandel – for vacant super welterweight title
  • Champ Brad Katona vs. Gamzat Magomedov – for bantamweight title
  • Kamal Magomedov vs. Olli Santalahti
  • Baz Mohammed vs. Jahongir Saidjamolov