Khamzat “Borz” Chimaev, 25, of Sweden will challenge reigning BRAVE Combat Federation Welterweight Champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan at “BRAVE CF 37.” Recently, the two mixed martial arts veteran exchanged taunts on Instagram.
It was Chimaev who started it. On February 4, 2020, he posted a photo in which his wolf ate a chicken and left only its leg dangling out, tagged Al-Selawe and asked the reigning BRAVE CF Welterweight Champion if that was his leg.
Al-Selawe responded on February 5, 2020. He compared Chimaev to a sheep in a wolf’s skin.
BRAVE CF will hold “BRAVE CF 37” at the Solnahallen in Stockholm, Sweden on April 18, 2020. For this event, the Bahrain-based MMA promotion partnered with AK Fighting Championship.
“BRAVE CF 37” marks the ninth BRAVE CF fight of Al-Selawe, who is considered the number one pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the Middle East. He will make the first defense of his second reign as a world champion.
Al-Selawe currently holds a professional MMA record of 14 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Chimaev is an undefeated fighter with 6 wins and 0 loss.
Chimaev is considered the biggest prospect in Europe. He made his professional MMA debut and BRAVE CF debut in 2018.
The “BRAVE CF 37” main event has been hailed by MMA legend Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson, 33, of Sweden as the biggest fight of the year in his home country featuring two of the best MMA welterweight fighters on the planet. It is expected to have intense repercussions on BRAVE CF.