Brave Combat Federation will return to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on October 4, 2019 for its 27th event. In the main event of “Brave 27,” Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan will challenge reigning Brave CF Welterweight World Champion Abdoul “The Conqueror” Abdouraguimov, 23, of France in a rematch.
Jarrah Al-Selawe vs Abdoul Abdouraguimov
Abdouraguimov got his shot at the title after two crushing victories against Sidney “The All-American Kid” Wheeler, 23, of the United States and Rodrigo Cavalheiro, 36, of Brazil in 2018. After two consecutive wins in Brave CF, the undefeated Russian-French mixed martial artist traveled to Al-Selawe’s hometown of Amman, Jordan for his title shot and came out victorious after five grueling rounds.
On April 19, 2019, Abdouraguimov challenged Al-Selawe, the then reigning Brave CF Welterweight World Champion, in the main event of “Brave 23” at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman. Early on, the Russian-French challenger dominated the fight, which was almost finished in the later frames.
In the end, Abdouraguimov held on to win the title in a split decision. Now, he looks to erase any doubts in the rematch.
Al-Selawe has campaigned extensively for the another crack at Abdouraguimov. The Jordanian MMA star felt he won the first fight between them and will now have the chance to prove himself as the best welterweight in the world at “Brave 27,” which will take place at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Abdoul Abdouraguimov vs Jarrah Al-Selawe rematch
“Brave 27” is the the third Brave CF event to take place in Abu Dhabi. The Bahrain-based MMA promotion’s return to the capital of the UAE comes on the back of two events in South America as the promotion continued with its promise to further develop the scene of MMA in Brazil, the spiritual home of the sport, and Colombia, a country with some of the most passionate fans and fighters in the world.
For Al-Selawe, the return of Brave CF to Abu Dhabi brings good omen as he first captured the Brave CF Welterweight World Championship title at “Brave 16” at the Mubadala Arena on September 21, 2018.
On the other hand, “Brave 27” marks the first time Abdouraguimov is competing in Abu Dhabi. His previous Brave CF bouts took place in Jordan, Pakistan and Morocco.
Further “Brave 27” bouts will be announced in the coming days. Fans can expect yet another amazing fight card to hit Abu Dhabi as Brave CF continues to showcase the best MMA fighters in the Arab World.
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Abdouraguimov and Al-Selawe: