Omar “The Submission Boy” Emad, 27, of Egypt is currently in Bahrain. He is set to fight Abdulla Al Yaqoob, 24, of Bahrain at “BRAVE CF 57“, the first BRAVE Combat Federation event in 2022.
Featuring 12 professional mixed martial arts bouts and one amateur MMA fight, “BRAVE CF 57” will be held at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain on March 11, 2022. In the second bout of the evening, Emad and Al Yaqoob will battle it out in the bantamweight division.
Omad is a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He currently holds a professional MMA record of 3wins, 2 losses and 1 No Contest.
From 2016 to 2017, Emad was an undefeated amateur MMA fighter with 3 wins. On May 3, 2019, he made his professional MMA debut at “Arabic Ultimate Fighting Championship 21” in Cairo, Egypt where he submitted his countryman Mahmoud Mostafa.
On February 7, 2020, Emad lost via split decision to Faris Asha Eldawimah of Jordan in a Probellum MMA event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On June 12, 2020, the Egyptian MMA fighter submitted Atabek Abdimitalipov of Kyrgyzstan at “UAE Warriors 11” in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
On April 10, 2021, Emad defeated his countryman Hasan Abdelhafez via technical knockout via punches at “Monster Fighting Championship 1” in Al-Kanater, Egypt. The bout between Emad and Abdullah Mohammad Ali of Abu Dhabi at “UAE Warriors 19: Arabia 13” in Abu Dhabi ended in a No Contest.
“BRAVE CF 57“
Including Bahrain and Egypt, a total of 16 countries are represented at “BRAVE CF 47.” The others are Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, England, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Russia, Switzerland and Uzbekistan.
Egypt is represented by Emad and Maysara Mohamed. Bahrain is represented by Al Yaqoob, Hamza Kooheji, Murtaza Talha Ali and Husain Muhammad.
“BRAVE CF 57” is part of the BRAVE International Fight Week 2022, which is being held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The MMA Super Cup 2022 is also part of the combat sports event organized by BRAVE CF in cooperation with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and the Khalid Bin Hamad Sports Organization (KHK SPORTS).
In the main event of “BRAVE CF 57”, Hamza “The Pride of Bahrain” Kooheji, 29, of Bahrain and Brad “Superman” Katona, 30, of Canada will compete for the BRAVE CF Bantamweight World Championship. Here is a recent interview with the latter: