UFC welterweight Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad, 30, of the United States recently caught up with reigning Brave Combat Federation Lightweight Champion Abdul-Kareem “Pride of Palestine” Al-Selwady, 23, of Jordan after forging friendship through social media. Both mixed martial artists are of Palestinian descent.
Muhammad and Al-Selwady have struck up a partnership outside of the cage and the former was quick to praise the latter. The UFC fighter said the Brave CF champ is a beast in training and during fights.
Al-Selwady will become one of the top lightweights in the world of MMA in no time, Muhammad believes. Competing professionally since 2012, Muhammad advised Al-Selwady to let himself develop naturally and not rush things.
“I just told him don’t try to rush anything because he’s a monster right now,” Muhammad said of Al-Selwady in an interview with Top Turtle MMA. “He’s a beast. Brave is treating him really well and he’s a smart kid. He’s just doing it the smart way.”
According to Muhammad, Al-Selwady plans to defend his Brave CF belt soon. The latter won a decisive technical knockout victory over former UFC fighter Lucas “Mineiro” Martins, 30, of Brazil at “Brave 18: Bahrain” on November 16, 2018 on Khalifa Sports City Arena, Isa Town, Bahrain.
“We met each other through social media,” Muhammad said. “MMA brought us together. He’s a good kid.”
“We talked about how we train and what we like to train more,” Muhammad added. “Brave is treating him really well right now so he said he wants to defend the title some more.”
Muhammad currently holds a professional MMA record of 14 wins and 2 losses. He is riding a four-bout winning streak in the UFC.
On the other hand, Al-Selwady now has 10 wins and 1 loss. He is riding a six-bout winning streak.
From 2016 to 2018, Al-Selwady competed in five matches in Brave CF and won all of them. Here is one of his bouts in 2018: