Muhammad “The Punisher” Mokaev, 19, of England, United Kingdom believes that Murtaza Talha Ali, 26, of Bahrain is a dangerous fighter. The two, who are undefeated mixed martial artists, are signed with BRAVE Combat Federation and they both previously competed in the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation.
On August 1, 2020, Mokaev made his BRAVE CF debut, which was also his professional MMA debut. He now holds a professional MMA record of 3 wins and 0 loss.
Mokaev competes in the flyweight and bantamweight divisions. Talha, who competes in the light heavyweight division, will make his BRAVE CF debut and professional MMA debut at “BRAVE CF 45.”
Originally scheduled for November 12, 2020, “BRAVE CF 45” will be held at the Bahrain National Stadium in East Riffa, Bahrain on November 19, 2020. On the card is a light heavyweight match between Murtaza and Vadim Litvin, 26, of Belarus.
“I feel sorry for his opponent because he is a beast,” Mokaev said of Talha and his “BRAVE CF 45” opponent. “He already beats a lot of professionals while training so let’s see how he will perform as a pro.”
While Talha has an undefeated amateur MMA record, Litvin holds a professional MMA record of 4 wins and 1 loss. The Belarusian MMA fighter will be a formidable challenge to his Bahraini opponent.
Litvin is on a four-fight win streak after defeating Viktor Larchenko, Aleksandr Galkin, Sergey Chmel and Feng Shun. Three of the Belarusian MMA fighter’s four wins came via finish.
This means Talha will have his hands full right off the bat regarding his Belarusian opponent. “BRAVE CF 45” also marks Litvin’s BRAVE CF debut.
Training out of KHK MMA in Bahrain, Talha has conquered two world titles under the IMMAF banner. He belongs to “the next generation of fighters coming through from the IMMAF ranks” and “they keep going to the professional scenes better and more prepared,” according to IMMAF president Kerrith Brown.