Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan has released a statement against a claim by his most recent opponent Tahar “Fast Hands” Hadbi, 30, of Algeria. According to Hadbi, he fractured his hand during the first round of the fight against Al Selawe in the 12th event of Brave Combat Federation.
“Brave 12: KHK Legacy” took place on May 11, 2018 at the Balai Sarbini in Jakarta, Indonesia. In the co-main event of the evening, Al-Selawe and Hadbi competed in the welterweight division and the bout was won by the Jordanian contender via unanimous decision.
“I fought and won against Tahar Hadbi,” Al-Selawe said in a statement in response to Hadbi’s claim of incurring injury during their “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” bout. “I saw a post by Hadbi claiming he broke his hand in the first round, and that he’s going to teach me a lesson next time. Honestly, Tahar and I were inside the cage, and we both know when you broke your arm, it was at the end of the third round.”
“Anyway, you asked for this fight, and I agreed,” Al-Selawe continued. “You should make no excuses and admit that I won the fight. I controlled you from the first minute, I was the better fighter also until the end. I won this fight, I hope you get better and we see you fighting in the cage again.”
With five straight wins in Brave CF, Al Selawe has the most number of victories in the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion. For his next bout, he is expected to compete against the promotion’s reigning welterweight champion Carlston “Mocambique” Harris, 30, of Guyana.
With multiple victories in the division, Al-Selawe has established himself as the top fighter from the Middl East in any global promotion. Meanwhile, watch a video featuring “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” here: