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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dad at Eldar Eldarov’s corner at ‘Brave 12: KHK Legacy’

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov (Facebook/Khabib Nurmagomedov)

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov (Facebook/Khabib Nurmagomedov)

Eldar Eldarov of Russia and Brian Hooi of the Netherlands will headline “Brave 12: KHK Legacy.” Attending the 12th event of Brave Combat Federation is reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.

A mixed martial arts legend, Abdulmanap is one of the most sought after coaches in Russia today. At “Brave 12: KHK Legacy,” he will be at the corner of Eldarov, who currently holds a professional MMA record of 9 wins and 1 loss.

The only fighter who defeated Eldarov is Khabib. More than eight years before becoming the UFC Lightweight Champion, Khabib knocked out Eldarov via punches at “Tsumada Fighting Championship 3” in their hometown Dagestan, Russia.

In the main event of “Brave 12: KHK Legacy,” Eldarov will clash with Hooi in a lightweight bout. In the co-main event of the evening, Tahar Hadbi of Algeria will face Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al Selawe of Jordan.

At “Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises,” which took place in Amman, Jordan, Al-Selawe faced David Bear of France. With Hadbi in his corner, the French fighter went toe to toe against his Jordanian opponent, who won the hearts of thousands of countrymen.

Al-Selawe elevated himself to the status of national hero by submitting the formidable French fighter at the very end of their fight but not all were happy with the outcome. Now, Hadbi is set to avenge the loss of his teammate at ObyFight in the co-main event.

“Brave 12: KHK Legacy” will be unique for featuring multiple IMMAF medalists. Gamzat Magomedov, Hardeep Rai and Hussain Ayyad are featured in the card representing the next generation of prospects who are taking over the MMA world.

The 12th event of the promotion will take place at Balai Sarbini Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 11, 2018. Here is a “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” promo:

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