Malik Merad out; Moise Rimbon vs Mohammad Fakhreddine in KHK World Championship at ‘Brave 29’ in Bahrain

Moise Rimbon, Mohammad Fakhreddine

Moise “Swamp” Rimbon, 42, France will face Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine, 35, Lebanon in the semi-finals of the inaugural KHK World Championship. The Frenchman was originally set to compete against his countryman Malik “L’Astre” Merad, 29, in the inaugural mixed martial arts tournament of KHK MMA and BRAVE Combat Federation.

However, Merad was injured almost three weeks before fight night. He was replaced by Fakhreddine, who was originally reserved as an alternate who could join the tournament in case of an injury.

The KHK World Championship is a one-night, four-men, open weight tournament. It is part of “Brave 29,” which will take place at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain on November 15, 2019.

Fakhreddine is the only BRAVE CF fighter in the competition. He is competing in the middleweight division and is training out of Tiger Muay Thai Lebanon in Beirut, Lebanon.

The Lebanese MMA fighter’s most recent bout was at “Brave 27” at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Emirates. He knocked out grappler Christofer Silva, 29, of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Currently, Fakhreddine holds a professional MMA record of 12 wins, 3 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Rimbon has 25 wins, 13 losses and 3 draws.

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. Including the KHK World Championship semi-final and final bouts, the “Brave 29” fight card has 15 professional MMA matches.

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