MMA, martial arts

Ahmed Amir vs Cleiton Silva at ‘Brave 11’

Ahmed Amir, Cleiton Silva (Facebook/Brave Combat Federation)

Ahmed Amir, Cleiton Silva (Facebook/Brave Combat Federation)

The 11th event of Brave Combat Federation will take place at the Mineirao Stadium Terrace in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on April 13, 2018. This is the third event of the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion to take place in Brazil.

On March 28, 2017, the first Brave CF event to take place in Brazil titled “Brave 3: Battle in Brazil” took place at the Max Rosenmann Arena in São José dos Pinhais, Curitiba. The second one was “Brave 8: The Rise of Champions,” which took place at the Almir Nelson de Almeida (Taruma) Gymnasium in Curitaba.

Ahmed Amir of Egypt will be fighting his fourth fight in the promotion at “Brave 11.” He also will make his first fight outside the Middle East when he takes on Cleiton “Predador” Silva of Brazil a in the lightweight division.

When Amir made his professional MMA debut on October 17, 2013, he lost to Hamza Nafush via unanimous decision at “Desert Force 9: Dubai.” After this, Amir enjoyed a six-win winning streak defeating Hossein Mollamahdi, Amr Fathee Wahman, Youness Mikiss, Richie Martinez, Kevin Koldobsky and Erik Carlsson.

Amir has joined the Straight Blast Gym Ireland, becoming the first fighter from the Middle East to be trained under John Kavanagh. Currently, Amir has 6 wins and 1 loss.

On the other hand, Silva has 12 wins and 2 losses. In his most recent bout, which took place on September 30, 2017 at Jungle Fight 92,” he lost to Erick Barbosa via split decision.

The last time Silva won in the cage was on April 8, 2017. He knocked out Lucas Eurico via punches at “BH Sparta 11.”

“Brave 11” will be headlined by 2016 Brazilian Fighter of the Year Luan “”Miau” Santiago, 23, will face former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) prospect Lucas “Mineiro” Martins, 29, who will compete for the Interim Championship title. Watch the teaser here:

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