Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Mehdi “The Sultan” Baghdad, 33, of Six-Fours-Les-Plages, France and Pawel Kielek, 22, of Olsztyn, Poland competed at “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” on May 11, 2018 at the Balai Sarbini Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia. They battled it out in the welterweight division, which is currently dominated by reigning Brave Combat Federation Welterweight Champion Carlston “Mocambique” Harris, 30, of Skeldon, Guyana.
After three five-minute rounds, Kielek was declared the winner by unanimous decision. This marked the Polish fighter’s first ever win in the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion.
Kielek made his Brave CF debut on March 2, 2018 at “Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises” at the King Hussein Sports City in Amman, Jordan. The Polish fighter lost to his American opponent Sidney “The All-American Kid” Wheeler via unanimous decision.
After defeating Baghdad, Kielek now has 9 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Baghdad’s record downgraded to 11 wins and 6 losses.
Baghdad made his Brave CF debut at “Brave 12: KHK Legacy.” Before facing Kielek, the French fighter lost to Chris Wade at “UFC Fight Night 81” on January 17, 2016 and John Makdessi at “UFC Fight Night 90” on July 7, 2016.
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 Baghdad and Kielek: