Both fighting out of France, Moise “Swamp” Rimbon, 42, France and Malik “L’Astre” Merad, 29, will battle it out in the semi-finals of the inaugural KHK World Championship, KHK MMA and BRAVE Combat Federation have announced. The one-night, four-men, open weight tournament is part of “Brave 29,” which will take place at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain on November 15, 2019.
Merad is a heavyweight contender while Rimbon competes in the light heavyweight division. They are two of the most coveted mixed martial arts veterans in France.
Merad was born in Limoges, France on July 2, 1990. He has been competing professionally since 2009.
Among the promotions Merad competed in were 100% Fight, Pancrase, Lyon Fighting Championship, Bellator MMA, Cage Warriors and Fight Nights. He currently holds a professional MMA record of 24 wins and 16 losses.
Rimbon was born in France on April 20, 1977. He has been competing professionally since 2000.
Riding a two-bout losing streak, Rimbon holds a professional MMA record of 25 wins, 13 losses and 3 draws. He previously competed in numerous promotions including X Fight Nights, Phoenix Fighting Championship and King of Warriors MMA.
The other KHK World Championship semi-final bout is between light heavyweight and heavyweight fighter Carlos Augusto “Guto” Inocente Filho, 33, Brazil and light heavyweight contender Azamat “The Professional” Murzakanov, 30, Russia. Middleweight Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine, 35, Lebanon will be kept on as an alternate and can join the tournament in case of an injury.
Including the KHK World Championship semi-final and final bouts, the “Brave 29” fight card has 15 professional MMA matches. Here is a clip from Brave CF: