Fighting out of Baghdad, Iraq, undefeated mixed martial artist Hassan Talal, 30, was one of the winners at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor.” It was his first bout and first 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 Brave CF’s second event in the country.
In the first bout of the evening, Talal faced Mohamed “MVP” Aly of Egypt. They competed in the featherweight division.
The referee put a stop to the featherweight contest in the second round when Talal knocked out Aly. It made the undefeated Iraqi MMA fighter the first fighter to defeat the Egyptian contender in a professional MMA bout.
Winning at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” improved Talal’s professional MMA record to 3 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Aly now has 5 wins and 1 loss.
Both Talal and Aly made their respective Brave CF debuts at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor.” Including the two, 11 fighters who were undefeated prior to the fight night were included on the fight card.
Talal was one of the two fighters who represented Iraq at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” while Aly was one of the two fighter who represented Egypt. Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, the United States and Wales were also represented.
Before joining Brave CF, Talal competed in Desert Force MMA. He made his successful professional MMA debut in 2016, earned his second win in the same year, earned his second win and went on hiatus from 2017 to 2018.
Currently, Talal is based in Amman where he owns a gym called Fearless Gym. Here is an interview with the undefeated Iraqi fighter after his “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” victory over Aly: