Zia “The Mashwani Warrior” Mashwani, 23, of Pakistan was among the winners at “Brave 27.” It was his first victory in the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation.
Brave CF held “Brave 27” at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with 10 MMA bouts. In the first bout of the evening, Mashwani fought Jon Chris “Happy Feet” Corton, 26, of the Philippines in the bantamweight division.
Tomasz Bronder served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the bantamweight contest was left in the hands of the judges.
In the end, Bronder raised the hand of Mashwani. The Pakistani contender was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “Brave 27” improved the professional MMA record of Mashwani to 2 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Corton now has 6 wins and 5 losses.
Including Pakistan and the Philippines, 17 countries were represented at “Brave 27.” The others were Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Syria, the UAE and the U.S.
Mashwani solely represented Pakistan. Corton was the only representative of the Philippines, as well.
In the main event of the evening, Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Amman, Jordan regained the Brave Combat Federation Welterweight World Championship title. He dethroned Abdoul “The Conqueror” Abdouraguimov, 23, of Nantes, France.
In the co-main event, Alex Martinez, 25, of Paraguay and Canada maintained his undefeated professional MMA record. He knocked out Anas “The Moroccan Sensation” Siraj Mounir, 33, Morocco in the lightweight division.
Born on December 16, 1995, Mashwani is training out of Fight Fortress Islamabad in Islamabad, Pakistan. He made his professional MMA debut at “Brave 17” at the Nistar Park Sports Complex in Lahore, Pakistan on October 27, 2018.
Mashwani competed at “Brave 17” in the featherweight division against “The Eagle” Yibugele of Inner Mongolia, China. The Chinese fighter knocked out his Pakistani opponent.
Here is a clip featuring Corton and Mashwani:
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