Former Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW) fighter Jakub Kowalewicz, 24, of Warsaw, Poland is one of the leading competitors in the roster of the Bahrain-based MMA promotion Brave Combat Federation. In his next bout, he will challenge Brave CF Featherweight Champion Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame, 24, of Montpellier, France.
Kowalewicz and Boudegzdame will compete at “Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises,” which will take place on March 2, 2018 at Amman, Jordan. The reigning champion has been holding the featherweight championship belt for nearly a year and this will be for the first time for him to be defending it.
Boudegzdame holds a record of 14 wins and 4 losses while Kowalewicz has 9 wins and 3 losses. The challenger is on a three-fight winning streak, which has to be taken seriously by the champion while defending his featherweight title.
Kowalewicz has never been knocked out in his entire career. He was the one who put an end to the 19 fight win streak of Alex “Leko” da Silva Coelho, 22, of Brazil at “Brave 5: Go for Glory” on April 22, 2017 in Mumbai, India.
To prepare for the championship title fight in Amman, Kowalewicz is training at the WCA Fight Team at Warsaw. “Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises” will mark his second bout under Brave CF.
“The bout will be an exciting showdown between a submission machine fighting a pure striker who had never been knocked out in his fight career,” Brave CF President Mohammed Shahid said. “This will give the fans in Jordan a chess game that they have never witnessed ever before. Jakub will be returning to the cage after a long break and this fight is crucial for his career.”
For Shahid, both Kowalewicz and Boudegzdame are young and have a long road ahead. The Brave CF President said the featherweight championship bout will definitely be a milestone for both the fighters to look forward to.