Zvonimir Kralj, 28, of Gothenburg, Sweden has earned his second victory in BRAVE Combat Federation. The Croatian-Swedish mixed martial artist was one of the winners at “BRAVE CF 40,” the Bahrain-based MMA promotion’s seventh consecutive event in Europe during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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 first bout of the evening, Kralj fought Fatih Aktas, 31, of Turkey in the heavyweight division.
Kralj took the control with vicious leg kicks and then followed it up with a brutal ground-and-pound sequence to knock Aktas out in the second 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
|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|
Born and raised in Croatia, Kralj was 15 years old when he moved to Sweden. He made his professional MMA debut in 2013 and is training out of GBG MMA in Gothenburg.
“BRAVE CF 40” marked Kralj’s second BRAVE CF outing. Before joining the Bahrain-based MMA promotion, he competed in Cage Challenge, The Zone Fighting Championship, Lappeenranta Fight Night, Superior Challenge, WTE Fight Championship, Bulldog Fight Night, Wolf Fight Promotion and AK Fighting Championship.
- Division: Heavyweight
- Fight number: 1 of 5
|Fighter||Zvonimir Kralj||Fatih Aktas|
|Fight Name||The Croatian Sensation|
|Team||GBG MMA, Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Previous BRAVE CF bouts||1||1|
- WINNER: ZVONIMIR KRALJ
- METHOD: Technical Knockout via Kick and Punches
- TIME AND ROUND: 1:14 of Round 2
|Professional MMA record after “BRAVE CF 40”||Zvonimir Kralj||Fatih Aktas|