Lebanon and England were represented at “Brave 24: London” at the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England on July 25, 2019. It was the first Brave Combat Federation event to take place in England.
An invite-only event attended by VIP guests, “Brave 24: London” featured seven professional mixed martial arts bouts. In the fourth bout of the evening, Rami “The Russian” Hamed, 28, of Lebanon and John “Jitsu” Robinson of England battled it out in the welterweight division.
After three five-minute rounds, the welterweight bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, the referee raised the hand of Hamed, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “Brave 24: London” improved the professional MMA record of Hamed to 8 wins, 2 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Robinson now has 4 wins and 1 loss.
The official “Brave 24: London” weigh-ins took place in Stratford, England on July 24, 2019. Hamed weighed 77.5 kg while Robinson weighed 76.2 kg.
Hamed solely represented Lebanon at “Brave 24: London.” It was his second outing in Brave CF.
Robinson made his Brave CF debut at “Brave 24: London.” He was one of the four fighters who represented England.
Including Lebanon and England, 11 countries were represented at “Brave 24: London.” The others were Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, Russia, the United States and Wales.
Originally, Hamed was scheduled to face Paul Lawrence of Ireland at “Brave 24: London.” But the latter pulled out from the fight and was replaced by Robinson.
“Brave 24: London” was an invite-only black tie event. Among the VIPs who attended were Russia and Ireland’s Artem “The Russian Hammer” Lobov, 32, Brazil’s Guilherme “MC Guimê” Aparecido Dantas, 26, and Whindersson Nunes, 24, and England’s Paul “Semtex” Daley, 36, Brad “One Punch” Pickett, 40, Aaron “The Joker” Chalmers, 32, Luke “Bigslow” Barnatt, 31, Nathan “The Black” Rose, 28, Jimi “Poster Boy” Manuwa, 39, and Sam Gowland, 23.
Brave CF Super Lightweight World Champion Eldar “Khan” Eldarov, 28, of Bahrain and Russia IMMAF president Kerrith Brown, 47, of Great Britain also graced “Brave 24: London” with Brave CF president Mohammed “The Hawk” Shahid, 30, of Bahrain. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Hamed: