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German-Lebanese MMA fighter Khalid Taha makes successful Brave CF debut at ‘Brave 12: KHK Legacy’

Hamza AlKooheji, 25, of Bahrain and Khalid “The Warrior” Taha, 25, of Germany were among the fighters who competed at “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” on May 11, 2018 at the Balai Sarbini Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia. It was Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion’s first ever event held in Southeast Asia.

At “Brave 12: KHK Legacy,” AlKooheji and Taha battled it out in the featherweight division. The latter, who is of Lebanese descent, won the bout by submitting the former via rear-naked choke.

“Brave 12: KHK Legacy” marked Taha’s Brave CF debut. After defeating AlKooheji, the Taha now has 12 wins and 1 loss.

Before joining Brave CF, Taha lost to his Japanese opponent Takafumi Otsuka at the RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2017. It was the first loss of German-Lebanese fighter in his professional MMA career.

On the other hand, AlKooheji now has 6 wins and 2 losses. “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” marked his fifth Brave CF bout.

In the “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” co-main event, Tahar Hadbi of Algeria and Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al Selawe of Jordan competed in the welterweight division. The Jordanian contender won via unanimous decision and became the first ever MMA fighter to win five Brave CF bouts.

In the main event of the evening, Eldar Eldarov of Russia faced Brian Hooi of the Netherlands in the lightweight division. After three five-minute rounds, the Russian contender was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Here is a clip featuring the bout between AlKooheji and Taha:

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