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KHK Team Bahrain’s Abdulla Al Yaqoob to fight Egypt’s Omar Emad at ‘BRAVE CF 57’ in Isa Town

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Abdulla Al Yaqoob, 24, of Bahrain is a member of the Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa (KHK) Team Bahrain. He is set to fight Omar “The Submission Boy” Emad, 27, of Egypt 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, Al Yaqoob and Emad will battle it out in the bantamweight division.

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When Al Yaqoob was an amateur MMA fighter, he competed at flyweight and bantamweight. He earned medals as an International Mixed Martial Arts Federation athlete and is a protégé of Hamza “The Pride of Bahrain” Kooheji, 29, of Bahrain.

On March 18, 2021, Al Yaqoob made his professional MMA debut at “BRAVE CF 48” in Arad, Bahrain. He defeated Ramyar Luqman of Iraq via unanimous decision.

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“BRAVE CF 57” marks Al Yaqoob’s third BRAVE CF fight. On September 17, 2020, he made his promotional debut at “BRAVE CF 41” as an amateur MMA fighter.

“BRAVE CF 41” was held at the Bahrain National Stadium in Riffa, Bahrain. In the first bout of the evening, Al Yaqoob defeated Umedulo Urfonov of Tajikistan via unanimous decision.

BRAVE CF 57

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.

Al Yaqoob and Kooheji represent Bahrain along with Murtaza Talha Ali and Husain Muhammad. Egypt is represented by Emad and Maysara Mohamed.

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“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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