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Paris, France’s Tahar Hadbi signs new BRAVE CF deal

Tahar Hadbi (©BRAVE CF)

Tahar Hadbi (©BRAVE CF)

Tahar “Fast Hands” Hadbi, 32, of Paris, France has signed a new deal with BRAVE Combat Federation. The Algerian-French mixed martial artist competing in the welterweight has yet to fight since his two bouts in the Bahrain-based MMA promotion in 2018.

Hadbi the first ever BRAVE CF fighter to fight to a No Contest twice in a row. He currently holds a professional MMA record of 14 wins, 7 losses, 0 draw and 2 No Contests.

In 2009, Hadbi made his professional MMA debut. He made his BRAVE CF debut in 2017 and had two fights in the Bahrain-based MMA promotion that both ended in a No Contest.

On April 22, 2017, Hadbi and Carl “Bomber” Booth, 29, of England headlined “Brave 5: Go for Glory” in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It ended in a No Contest due to a timekeeping error.

Mohammed Fakhreddine, Tahar Hadbi (©BRAVE CF)

Mohammed Fakhreddine, Tahar Hadbi (©BRAVE CF)

On November 17, 2017, Hadbi’s first encounter with Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine, 35, of Lebanon at “Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions” in Isa Town, Bahrain ended in a No Contest. The Lebanese contender accidentally kicked his Algerian-French opponent’s groin in the first round, which also broke the arm of the latter.

On March 2, 2018, Hadbi knocked out Fakhreddine in their rematch at “Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises” in Amman, Jordan. The Algerian-French MMA fighter lost via unanimous decision when he and Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan co-headlined “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 11, 2018.

Tahar Hadbi, Jarrah Al-Selawe (©BRAVE CF)

Tahar Hadbi, Jarrah Al-Selawe (©BRAVE CF)

“I’m 32 so I can’t waste time,” Hadbi told Conan Daily in an exclusive interview on May 21, 2020. “I want to return to competition ASAP and COVID blocks us. I hope BRAVE will organize events before the end of the year.”

After the four BRAVE CF bouts, Hadbi has been on hiatus as he has had to deal with numerous health issues. Now, he has made a full recovery and is fitter than ever.

In Hadbi’s return, he is looking forward to having his rematch with Al-Selawe, who has been reigning as the BRAVE Welterweight World Champion since October 4, 2019. The timeline for the Paris native’s return will be announced in the coming weeks as he looks to make a huge comeback after more than two years away from competition.

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