BRAVE Combat Federation has beefed up its roster with a string of huge signings in the super welterweight division, which is for athletes who eight 79.4 kg or 175 lbs. The Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion’s president Mohammed Shahid said this will be one of the weight classes to keep an eye on for the year, as the line-up of fighters will have the advantage of fighting at their optimal weight class.
‘’In 2021 my attention will be heavily on the super welterweight division,” Shahid said. “The fact that these athletes, who are either cutting too much weight or fighting in a weight-class that looks above their own, can now fight in a division that is optimal for them, will bring you one of the strongest and most exciting weight-classes.”
“I just can’t wait to see the new signings join the BRAVE CF super welterweight roster with all of them fighting in their best division,” the BRAVE CF president continued. “That’s a list of world-class killer fighters.”
In the last few days, BRAVE CF has announced the signings of Ismail Naurdiev (20-4), Kamal Magomedov (8-0), Andreas Stahl (12-4), Nursulton Ruziboev (29-8-2) and Luis Felipe Dias (14-3). They join the likes of world champion Jarrah Al-Silawi (15-3), former champion Abdoul Abdouraguimov (12-1), Kevin Ruart (9-3) and other established BRAVE CF stars.
BRAVE CF’s decision to open up the super welterweight division was met with welcome arms from fighters, who now had a new option to compete at their optimal weight. The 165-pound or super lightweight division has been opened up with the same goal, which is to provide an option to fighters that feel as if they are too small for 155 lbs or lightweight and too big for the traditional welterweight.