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Is Bahrain a lucky country for Jordan’s Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady?

Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady

Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady

Abdul-Kareem “Pride of Palestine” Al-Selwady, 23, of Amman, Jordan won fight out of his six Brave Combat Federation bouts from 2016 to 2019. Three of those victories took place in Bahrain, where the mixed martial arts promotion is based.

Al-Selwady was one of the winners in Brave CF’s inaugural event on September 23, 2016 at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain. In the main event, he submitted Rami “Raminator” Aziz, 28, of Iraq and Sweden.

In 2017, Al-Selwady  scored two Brave CF wins. He knocked out Michael “Maicon D” Deiga-Scheck, 33, of Germany at “Brave 4: Unstoppable” at the IPIC Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on March 31, 2017 and defeated Erick “Índio Brabo” da Silva, 30, of Brazil at “Brave CF 9: The Kingdom of Champions” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena on November 17, 2017.

Two more Brave CF wins were added to Al-Selwady’s record in 2018. He defeated Charlie Leary of England via unanimous decision at “Brave CF 10: The Kingdom Rises” at the Prince Hamzah Sports Hall in Amman on March 2, 2018 and Lucas “Mineiro” Martins, 30, of Brazil via technical knockout due to injury at “Brave 18” at Khalifa Sports City Arena on November 16, 2018.

Beating Martins at “Brave 18” made Al-Selwady the Brave CF Lightweight Champion. But on April 19, 2019, the Jordanian MMA star lost to the title to Luan “Miau” Santiago, 25, of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman.

On November 15, 2019, Al-Selwady will compete in Bahrain for the fourth time. He will fight Dumar “Corazon de Leon” Roa, 28, of Bogota, Colombia at “Brave 29” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena.

“This is the comeback season,” Al-Selwady stated. “I’m 100 percent focused, locked in.”

“I’m excited to represent my people and put on a show on November 15th in Bahrain,” the former Brave CF Lightweight Champion continued. “I’m fighting a star in Dumar Roa but I’m excited to get going.”

Al-Selwady currently holds a professional MMA record of 10 wins and 2 losses. Here is a clip featuring the Amman native:

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