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‘Brave 23’ storylines: Jalal Al-Daaja inspires Jordan, eyes Stephen Loman’s belt

Jalal Al-Daaja (©Brave Combat Federation)

Jalal Al-Daaja (©Brave Combat Federation)

Brave Combat Federation bantamweight fighter Jalal Al Daaja, 31, of Amman, Jordan is looking for a title shot. He feels that he can get a date with reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 23, of Baguio City, Philippines when he beats Aidan James, 23, of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales on April 19, 2019 at “Brave 23.”

However, when Al-Daaja steps into the Brave CF arena, he will fight for much more than that. A star member of an extensive community in Jordan, he is the inspiration for young people in the country and a role model on how to reinvent a career.

Al-Daaja has been able to put together a three-fight win streak after marking his Brave CF debut with a loss. He earned victories over Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw, 22, of Baguio City, Philippines, Crisanto “The Slugger” Pitpitunge, 31, of Benguet, Philippines and Kantharaj Shankar Agasa, 28, of Punjab, India.

Moreover, Al-Daaja’s rise to the top of Brave’s Bantamweight division is a mirror of mixed martial arts’ growth in Jordan due to Brave CF. He became one of the bantamweight division’s best fighters as he furthered his training and was able to spar with elite-level athletes that were groomed with the help of the promotion’s presence in the country.

Before earning the chance to challenge Loman, Al-Daaja will have to go through James, who is one of Brave CF’s most-prized prospects. The Welshman has two victories under the promotion and impressed analysts and fans in both outings.

On June 9, 2018, James finished Tommy “Tommy Gun” Martin, 27, of Dublin, Ireland with a third-round technical knockout at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution” at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. On November 27, 2018, the Welshman put former title contender Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo, 27, of Dublin to sleep with a rear-naked choke in the first frame of their “Brave 17” bout at the Nishtar Park Sports Center in Lahore, Pakistan.

But it was nothing that an experienced fighter like Al-Daaja has not seen before. He has been in the role of the young up-and-comer and will look to use his experience and, most importantly, the pride and spirit of his community to deal with James and guarantee a title shot after “Brave 23,” w

“Brave 23” will take place at the Al Hussein Youth City, Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall (Boxing Arena) in Amman, Jordan on April 19, 2019. Meanwhile, here is a clip from Brave CF:

Check the complete “Brave 23” fight card here. For more Brave Combat Federation updates, follow the promotion on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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