Fighting out of Syria, Tarek Suleiman, 29, is making his return to Brave Combat Federation after being forced to be replaced at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution” in Belfast, Northern Ireland due to an injury. He was supposed to face Chad “Superman” Hanekom, 26, of South Africa.
Suleiman is one of the earliest figures in MMA in the Middle East. Training at Tiger Muay Thai and MMA, Phuket, he will return to the Brave CF cage at “Brave 14” at the Omnisports Indoor Club in Tangier, Morocco on August 18, 2018. He will compete in the welterweight division against Artur “Tornado” Guseinov, 34, of Dagestan, Russia.
Featuring eight bouts, “Brave 14” will be the first MMA event by a global promotion in Africa. It will be held under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
“The vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa is what have attracted me to be a part of the movement started by Brave combat Federation,” Suleiman shared. “The initiative have changed mixed martial arts by globalizing the sport and making it accessible for every athlete with passion and skills who wish to compete in a global platform around the world. Africa is one of those steps taken to change the sport and Morocco is a special place since it’s the land of great fighters and kickboxers such as Badr Hari and many more.”
Badr “The Golden Boy” Hari, 33, is a Dutch-Moroccan kickboxer who is fighting out of the Netherlands. As a professional kickboxer has 107 wins and 13 losses but as an MMA fighter, he has 0 win and 1 loss.
Suleiman has completely healed. After his successful recovery, he competed in the Quintet team grappling survival tournament in Shibuya, Tokyo representing the Team Tiger Muay Thai.
“I am feeling excited to get back in the cage knowing that I’m 100 percent healthy,” Suleiman stated. “I am focusing to get back on the winning column and chase the Brave CF Championship.”
“It is always an honor and pleasure for me to represent my country all over the world,” the Syrian MMA fighter added. “I will be competing for the first time in the continent of Africa, so I will give my best to make Syria proud.”