Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine, 35, of Beirut, Lebanon has shown that middleweight is indeed his best weight class. Training out of Tiger Muay Thai Lebanon in Beirut, the Lebanese mixed martial arts knocked out grappler Christofer Silva, 29, of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at “Brave 27.”
Brave Combat Federation held “Brave 27” at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with 10 MMA bouts. In the sixth bout of the evening, Fakhreddine defeated Silva in just 40 seconds.
It was a comeback win for Fakhreddine courtesy of his devastating leg kicks, which caused an injury to Silva. After the victory, the Tiger Muay Thai Lebanon representative laid out his plans for his next fights and said he wants to be considered for the KHK World Championship.
“Hey, guys, I would like to thank Brave Combat Federation for giving me a chance to compete again and a platform to showcase myself and my skills,” Fakhreddine said in his “Brave 27” post-fight interview. “I want to be in the tournament. I want that US$100,000 and I want to hold that gold belt. Let’s go!”
Also, Fakhreddine said that he would like to face Ikram Aliskerov, 26, of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia at some point. The two were set to fight at “Brave 27” but the Russian powerhouse suffered an injury, was forced to pull out and was replaced by Silva.
On November 15, 2019, Brave CF will host a special one-night, four-men openweight tournament to determine the baddest man on the planet. The prize includes a US$ 100,000 check and the right to become the holder of the inaugural KHK World Championship belt adorned with 6.2kg of gold making it the heaviest prize in sports when it comes to gold.
In order to be considered, Fakhreddine will have to apply at Brave CF’s official website and will go through the same process as all fighters willing to step up. The promotion has not put a limit of who can apply and athletes from all over the world are welcome to sign up, regardless of weight classes and promotions.
In Amman, Jordan, Fakhreddine trains at Shishani Submission Systems. Here is a clip featuring the Lebanese MMA fighter: