Former Brave Combat Federation Welterweight World Champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan makes it hard for anyone to guarantee which martial arts he was first involved in. He is back to his roots in kickboxing as he seeks revenge against reigning Brave CF Welterweight World Champion Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, of France at “Brave 27.”
Brave CF will hold “Brave 27” at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on October 24, 2019. The rematch between Al-Selawe and Abdouraguimov will be the headline.
Al-Selawe first rose to prominence as a pure striker with two knockout victories in his first few professional bouts. After he started to train grappling, however, his style changed and he now has more submission wins to his name than knockouts, proving he’s dangerous everywhere.
On April 19, 2019, Abdouraguimov challenged Al-Selawe, the then reigning Brave CF Welterweight World Champion, at “Brave 23” at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan. The French-Russian challenger won via split decision.
As the Brave CF’s rematch of the year looms, Al-Selawe has turned his focus back on his kickboxing skills. He guarantees that he will try to knock Abdouraguimov out when they meet again at “Brave 27.”
“You know, last time I felt like I was targeting a decision win,” Al-Selawe stated. “I didn’t pull the trigger. This is a message for Abdoul.”
“For the rematch, I’m going for the knockout,” the Jordanian mixed martial artist continued. “I expect the support of the Arab fans for the event. I’d like everyone in our MMA community to go see my rematch.”
The rematch is just one of the big fights expected for Brave CF’s return to Abu Dhabi. As the promotion makes its third trip to the emirate, the biggest names in Arab MMA history will be in action, such as Anas “The Moroccan Sensation” Siraj Mounir, 33, of Morocco taking on Alex Martinez, 24, of Canada, Tarek Suleiman, 30, of Syria going up against Rustam “Russian Bear” Chsiev, 34, of Russia plus the returns of Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine, 35, of Lebanon and Flavio Serafim, 39, of Brazil.
Here is a clip featuring Abdouraguimov: