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Serbia’s Borislav Nikolić ready for his first BRAVE CF win, to fight Latvia’s Matiss Zaharovs

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Borislav Nikolić, 28, of Belgrade, Serbia is one of the Serbian mixed martial artists competing at “BRAVE CF 56.” It will be his second fight in the Bahrain-based MMA promotion BRAVE Combat Federation.

Nikolić has been competing professionally since 2016. He was an undefeated fighter when he made his BRAVE CF debut at “BRAVE CF 50” on April 1, 2021 at the Arad Fort in Bahrain where he fought Brad “Superman” Katona, 29, of Dublin, Ireland.

Katona submitted Nikolić via guillotine choke in the third round. The loss downgraded the Serbian contender’s professional MMA record to 8 wins and 0 loss.

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I wanted to know how Nikolić was affected by his unsuccessful BRAVE CF debut, which broke his undefeated record. He told me, “I don’t mind my record.”

“The only important thing is to be in good shape and give the best performance in every fight,” Nikolić continued. “This is a fight. (This is) combat sports. (You make) one mistake and the opponent will use that. That night, I was so calm and relaxed but the next day, when I watched my fight and saw how I was better, I was so angry and frustrated.”

“If you’re not fighting or preparing for a fight, what other things do you enjoy doing?” I asked Nikolić. He shared, “I train every day but I always try to spend good time with my best friends and family. When I’m not fighting or preparing for a fight, I’m going out in nature, riding a bike, horse and everything that raises the adrenaline.”

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On December 18, 2021, Nikolić has a chance to redeem himself from his unsuccessful BRAVE CF debut. He will fight Matiss Zaharovs, 23, of Latvia and Ireland at “BRAVE CF 56” at the BelExpo Centar in Belgrade, Serbia.

Featuring nine MMA bouts, “BRAVE CF 56” is the first ever BRAVE CF event to be held in Serbia. In the sixth bout of the evening, Nikolić and Zaharovs will compete in the bantamweight division.

2. I train every day, but I always try to spend good time with my best friends and family. When I’m not fighting or preparing for a fight, I’m going out in nature, riding a bike, horse, and everything that raises the adrenaline.

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