BRAVE Combat Federation has announced that “BRAVE CF 48: Arabian Nights” will take place at the Arad Fort in Arad, Bahrain on March 18, 2021. The mixed martial arts event will serve as a global platform for Arab MMA talent to audiences worldwide.
“BRAVE CF 48: Arabian Nights” will be headlined by a lightweight showdown between French-Algerian powerhouse Yiles Djiroun and Russia’s Abdul-Rakhman Makhazhiev. The former is making his BRAVE CF debut.
The co-main event of the evening will see the much anticipated debut of Lebanese star Ahmed ‘’Shadow’’ Labban as he takes on Serbia’s Nemanja Kovac. Another huge name in Lebanese MMA, Georges Eid, will compete against Olli Santalahti in a catch weight of 77 kg.
Bahrain’s Murtaza Talha returns to action against Cameron Meintjies while Mohammad Ghorabi takes on Eslam Abdul Baset at middleweight. BRAVE CF Middleweight World Champion Mohammed Fakhreddine’s younger brother Hassan Fakhreddine will return to the promotion taking on Eslam Mostafa Abdel Menem.
There will be a total of 14 “BRAVE CF 48: Arabian Nights” matches. Here is the complete fight card:
- Lightweight: Mohsen Mohammadseifi vs Bichi Zakaria
- Catchweight (64 kg): Elias Nedir vs Ramyar Luqman
- Catchweight (59 kg): Issa Salem vs Maysara Mohamed
- Featherweight: Hussein Salem vs Sulaiman Al Modhyan
- Middleweight: Mohamad Ghorabi vs Eslam Abdul Baset
- Catchweight (88 kg): Hassan Fakhreddine vs Eslam Mostafa Abdel Menem
- Featherweight: Yousif Ghrairi vs Hassan Talal
- Super Lightweight: Omar El Dafrawy vs Abbas Khan
- Catchweight (58.5 kg): Michael Aljarouj vs Azat Maksum
- Catchweight (88 kg): Murtaza Talha Ali vs Cameron Meintjies
- Bantamweight: Nkosi Ndebele vs Abdelmoumen Mssaate
- Catchweight (77 kg): Georges Eid vs Olli Santalahti
- Super Lightweight: Ahmed Labban vs Nemanja Kovac (co-main event)
- Lightweight: Ylies Djiroun vs Abdul-Rakhman Makhazhiev (main event)