Russia and Ireland 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 second bout of the evening, Gamzat Magomedov, 23, of Russia and Bahrain and Ian “Concrete” Cleary, 33, of Ireland battled it out in the bantamweight division.
After three five-minute rounds, the bantamweight bout 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.
Winning at “Brave 24: London” improved the professional MMA record of Magomedov to 4 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Cleary now has 1 win and 3 losses.
The official “Brave 24: London” weigh-ins took place in Stratford, England on July 24, 2019. Magomedov weighed 61.4 kg while Cleary weighed 61.3 kg.
Magomedov solely represented Russia at “Brave 24: London” and was one of the two fighters who represented Bahrain. It was his third outing in Brave CF.
Cleary made his Brave CF debut at “Brave 24: London.” He was one of the two fighters who represented Ireland.
Including Russia and Ireland, 11 countries were represented at “Brave 24: London.” The others were Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, England, Lebanon, Northern Ireland, Poland, the United States and Wales.
“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 Magomedov: