Fighting out of Dagestan, Russia, undefeated mixed martial artist Akhmed Magomedov was one of the winners at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor.” It was his third victory in Bahrain-based MMA promotion Brave Combat Federation.
Featuring 12 MMA matches, which included three title bouts, “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” took place at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan on April 19, 2019. It was the second Brave CF event to take place in the country.
The third bout of the evening was between Magomedov and Steven “Guts” Gonçalves of South Africa. They competed in the featherweight division.
In the first round, Magomedov got an early takedown. In a heavy ground and pound in the second round, he oped a cut on Gonçalves.
After three five-minute rounds, the featherweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, the referee raised the hand of Magomedov, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
All of the three judges scored the bout 30-27 in favor of Magomedov. This allowed the Russian fighter to maintain his unblemished record.
Winning at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” improved Magomedov’s professional MMA record to 6 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Gonçalves now has 6 wins and 2 losses.
When Magomedov made his Brave CF debut on May 11, 2018 at “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” at Balai Sarbini in Jakarta, Indonesia, he submitted Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen, 32, of the Netherlands and Indonesia via rear-naked choke. On December 28, 2018, the undefeated Dagestani fighter defeated Gabriel “Fly” Miranda, 29, of Brazil via unanimous decision at “Brave 21” at the King Abdullah Sports City Indoor Sports Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
At “Brave 23: Pride and Honor,” Magomedov was one of the two fighters who represented Russia while Gonçalves was one of the two fighters who represented South Africa. Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia, the United States and Wales were also represented.
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