Fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, reigning Brave Combat Federation Welterweight Champion Carlston “Mocambique” Harris, 30, went on hiatus due to injury. Now that the fighter born in Guyana has recovered and is back in training, he is excited about his first title defense.
“I am expecting my first title defense as early as possible,” Harris stated. “I am waiting for Brave Combat Federation to give me a date, opponent and place regarding the opportunity to defend my championship title.”
During Harris’s absence, the welterweight division of Brave CF became one of the toughest divisions in the promotion. With multiple fighters joining the promotion, the welterweight title is now the most sought after in the promotion.
Among the Brave CF athletes fighting in the welterweight division, two are expected to challenge Harris soon. These are Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 28, of Jordan and Rodrigo Cavalheiro, 35, of Brazil.
With the most number of wins in the entire Brave CF roster, Al-Selawe has claimed to capture the promotion’s welterweight championship during the year. He initially was set to face Harris for the Brave CF Welterweight Championship in Amman, Jordan at “Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises” but the Guyanese-Brazilian champion had to withdraw due to injury.
Al Selawe still competed at “Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises” faced David Bear, 27, of France, who lost to the former via submission. In the Jordanian fighter’s most recent bout, which was at “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” in Jakarta, Indonesia, he defeated Tahar “Fast Hands” Hadbi, 30, of Algeria via unanimous decision.
In Brave CF, Al-Selawe competed and won five times, which makes him the fighter who has the most wins in the promotion. Aside from Bear and Hadbi, Erik “The Last Viking” Carlsson, 25, of Sweden Daniele “Scat” Scatizzi, 25, of Italy and Carl “The Bomber” Booth, 28, of England also lost to the Jordanian fighter in the promotion.
On the other hand, Cavalheiro made a successful Brave CF debut at “Brave CF 11”in Minas Gerais, Brazil by knocking out his fellow Brazilian contender Alessandro Gambulino. Cavalheiro’s most recent Brave CF bout was at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution” in Belfast, Northern Ireland where he knocked out his French opponent Karl “Psycho” Amoussou, 32.
Harris made his Brave CF debut on March 18, 2017 in Brazil. In the co-main event of “Brave CF 3,” he knocked out his fellow Brazilian fighter Thiago “Monstro” Vieira Damascena, 26.
In Harris’s most recent bout, which took place in Brazil at “Brave 8: The Rise of the Champions” on August 12, 2017, he became the inaugural Brave CF Welterweight Champion by defeating Booth via unanimous decision. Watch their bout here: