Grozny, Russia’s Khunkar-Pasha Osmaev in Isa Town, Bahrain for his 2nd BRAVE CF fight


Khunkar-Pasha Osmaev, 31, of Grozny, Chechnya, Russia is currently in Bahrain. He is set to fight Sam “The Future” Patterson, 25, of Walford, England, United Kingdom 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 eighth bout of the evening, Osmaev and Patterson will battle it out in the lightweight division.


Osmaev holds a professional MMA record of 7 wins and 1 loss. “BRAVE CF 57” marks his second BRAVE CF fight.

On January 16, 2021, Osmaev made his BRAVE CF debut at “BRAVE CF 46” in Sochi, Russia. He defeated Yuriy Veneritsen of Maykop, Adygea, Russia via unanimous decision.


When Osmaev made his professional MMA debut on March 18, 2012 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, he defeated Kuat Khamitov of Almaty via unanimous decision. The Russian MMA fighter defeated Rasul Edilov of Russia on March 27, 2013, Zaurbek Kosulov of Russia on April 10, 2013 and Ivan Privalov of Ukraine on November 29, 2015 all in Grozny via unanimous decision.

Osmaev submitted Aktilek Jumabek of Kygyzstan on December 16, 2015 in Astana, Kazakhstan and Marcos Rodrigues dos Santos of Brazil on March 12, 2016 in Grozny both via armbar. On February 4, 2107, Osmaev submitted Dragan Pesic of Serbia via rear-naked choke in Grozny.

On August 20, 2017, Osmaev knocked out Konstantin Veselkin of Russia in Tsentatory, Chechnya. Osmaev defeated Vitezslav Rajnoch of the Czech Republic on April 1, 2018 in Grozny and Jun Hee Moon of South Korea on October 4, 2018 in Grozny both via unanimous decision.


A total of 16 countries are represented at “BRAVE CF 47.” These are Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, England, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Russia, Switzerland and Uzbekistan.

Osmaev, Kamil Magomedov and Magomed Idrisov represent Russia. Patterson solely represents England.


“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:

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