Gothenburg, Sweden’s Anton Turkalj earns 2nd BRAVE CF win, submits Ibo Aslan at ‘BRAVE CF 40’

Anton Turkalj (©BRAVE CF)

Anton Turkalj (©BRAVE CF)

Anton Turkalj, 24, of Gothenburg, Sweden has earned his second victory in the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion BRAVE Combat Federation. The Swedish MMA fighter was one of the winners at “BRAVE CF 40.”

In partnership with Swedish MMA promotion Bulldog Fight Night (BFN), BRAVE CF held “BRAVE CF 40” in Stockholm, Sweden on August 24, 2020. In the co-main event of the evening, Turkalj fought Ibo “The Last Ottoman” Aslan, 24, of Vienna, Austria at a catch weight of 98kg.

Turkajlj submitted Aslan in the first round. Here are the details:

  • Promotion: BRAVE Combat Federation (BRAVE CF)
  • Title: “BRAVE CF 40
  • Venue: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Date: August 24, 2020
  • Number of bouts: 5

Countries Represented


1. Austria
  1. Ibo Aslan
  2. Mochamed Machaev
2. Croatia
  1. Zvonimir Kralj
3. England
  1. Shoaib Yousaf
4. Germany
  1. Sven Fortenbacher
5. Pakistan
  1. Shoaib Yousaf
6. Romania
  1. Corneliu Lascar
7. Russia
  1. Husein Kadimagomaev
8. Sweden
  1. Anton Turkalj
  2. David Jacobsson
  3. Zvonimir Kralj
9. Switzerland
  1. Husein Kadimagomaev
10. Turkey
  1. Fatih Aktas


Turkalj is a long-time International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) amateur veteran. He won medals in the 2017 IMMAF World Championships and the 2018 IMMAF European Championships in Bahrain

On August 1, 2020, Turkalj made his BRAVE CF debut at “BRAVE CF 37” in Stockholm where he knocked out Athanasios Chergkeletzis, 41, of Athens, Greece at a catch weight of 100kg. After the victory, the Swedish MMA fighter called out Todd “The Black Hulk” Stoute, 36, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago.

Aslan has been competing professionally since 2016. His first seven fights were in Austrian Fight Challenge and his most recent bout before “BRAVE CF 40” was in Vendetta Austria.


  • Division: Catchweight (98kg)
  • Fight number: 4 of 5



Fighter Anton Turkalj Ibo Aslan
Fight Name The Last Ottoman
Age 24 25
Height 6’4″ 6’3″
Previous BRAVE CF bouts 1 0


Fight result

  • REFEREE: Declan Larkin
  • METHOD: Submission via Rear-Naked Choke
  • TIME AND ROUND: 1:57 of Round 2

Professional MMA record after “BRAVE CF 40”

Anton Turkalj Ibo Aslan
Wins 6 8
Losses 0 1
Draws 0 0
No Contests 0 0


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