Jalal Al Daaja, 32, of Jordan has been competing in Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation since 2017. He recently shared his prediction for the main event of “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors,” the first ever Brave CF event to take place in the Philippines.
“Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on March 15, 2019. It will be headlined by reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 23, of the Philippines and former Brave CF Featherweight Champion Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame, 25, of France.
In an attempt to dethrone Loman, Boudegzdame will move from featherweight to bantamweight. Al Daaja is one of the Brave CF athletes expected to be the opponent of the winner of the “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” main event.
Al Daaja praised Loman, who is training out of Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines. However, the Jordan MMA fighter believes that the “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” main event will be a tough fight and will go to a decision.
“Stephen Loman is one of the special fighters in the bantamweight division,” Al Daaja stated. “He is the hero of the division and as we know, Stephen Loman to this day holds the title. He is the longest-reigning Bantamweight champion.”
“My predictions are that it will be a very strong fight and it might go to five rounds to a decision,” the Jordanian MMA fighter added. “Stephen Loman fighting in the Philippines is a point that’s in his favor.”
Loman holds a professional MMA record of 12 wins and 2 losses. He is coming out of two successful title defenses against Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo, 27, of Ireland at “Brave 13: European Evolution” at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Felipe Efrain, 25, of Brazil on June 9, 2018 at “Brave 18” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain on November 16, 2018.
Currently with 15 wins and 5 losses, Boudegzdame is coming out of a loss to Bubba “Bad Man” Jenkins, 30, of the United States. The latter dethroned the former as the Brave CF Featherweight Champion at “Brave 16” at the Mubadla Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on September 21, 2018.
On the other hand, Al Daaja has 6 wins and 3 losses. He defeated three of the four opponents he has faced in Brave CF including Loman’s Team Lakay teammate Crisanto “The Slugger” Pitpitunge, 31.
Meanwhile, here is a “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” promo: