Ikram Aliskerov, 26, of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia and Khamzat “Borz” Chimaev, 24, of Stockholm, Sweden will compete in the welterweight division in the 23rd event of Brave Combat Federation. Both fighters are undefeated.
“Brave 23” will take place at the Al-Hussein Youth City Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan on April 19, 2019. It marks Aliskerov’s sixth bout in the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion.
Aliskerov was born on December 7, 1992 and has been competing professionally since 2012. Training out of KHK MMA in Manama, Bahrain, he is a Sambo World Champion.
When Aliskerov made his Brave CF debut at “Brave 6: Kazakhstan” at the Almaty Arena in Almaty, Kazakhstan on April 29, 2017, he submitted Rufat Asadov of Azerbaijan. On November 17, 2017, the Dagestani fighter knocked out Jeremy “Pitbull” Smith of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa at “Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain.
On March 2, 2018, Aliskerov defeated Chad “Superman” Hanekom of Sunninghill, Gauteng via split decision at “Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises” at the Prince Hamzah Sporting Hall in Amman. The Makhachkala native knocked out Joey Berkenbosch, 36, of the Netherlands at “Brave 14” at the Omnisports Indoor Club of Tangier in Tangier, Morocco on August 18, 2018 and Geraldo “Luan Santana” Coelho, 28, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil at “Brave 21” at the King Abdullah Sports City Indoor Sports Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on December 28, 2018.
Currently, Aliskerov holds a professional MMA record of 8 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Chimaev has 4 wins and 0 loss.
Chimaev is of Chechen descent and was born May 1, 1994. A former wrestling champion in Sweden, he is training out of Allstars Training Center in Stockholm with Swedish UFC fighters Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson, 32, Ilir “The Sledgehammer” Latifi, 35, and Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi, 38.
Chimaev made his professional MMA debut in 2018 and won four bouts in a row in one year. He knocked out Marko Kisič of Vienna, Australia at “Brave 18” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena on November 16, 2018 and Sidney “The All-American Kid” Wheeler, 22, of Georgia, United States at “Brave 20” at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, India on December 22, 2018.
Meanwhile, watch the bout between Aliskerov and Hanekom here: