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South Korea’s Kim Tae Kyun, Russia’s Roman Bogatov to headline ‘BRAVE CF 58’ in Incheon

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“Ares” Kim Tae Kyun (김태균), 32, of Seoul, South Korea finally has an opponent for his homecoming at “BRAVE CF 58“. He will face Roman Bogatov (Роман Богатов), 31, of Orenburg, Russia in a featherweight bout that will serve as the main event of BRAVE Combat Federation’s first-ever show in South Korea.

In association with Beast Championship Federation, BRAVE CF will hold “BRAVE CF 58” on April 30, 2022 in Incheon, South Korea. This makes South Korea the 11th Asian country to host a BRAVE CF event.

BRAVE CF has previously gone to Bahrain, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Most of these countries have had more than one event out of the 57 already hosted by the promotion.

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Currently, Kim is undefeated in his professional career, which includes four victories under the BRAVE CF banner. He made his debut back at “BRAVE CF 29” where he earned a unanimous decision over Erick da Silva. The South Korean mixed martial artist then followed that up with a big win over Arturo Chavez at “BRAVE CF 43”.

Kim kicked off 2022 with the biggest win of his career against fellow surging contender Husein Kadimagomaev, handing the Swiss-Chechen MMA fighter his first and thus far only professional MMA loss. The Korean MMA fighter then earned the first main event spot of his career when he traveled to Nurzhan Akishev’s home in Almaty, Kazakhstan to headline “BRAVE CF 53”.

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On the other hand, Bogatov will look for his third straight win at BRAVE CF after having a similar 2021 to that of Kim. The Russian MMA fighter made his debut at “BRAVE CF 46”, beating Akishev by unanimous decision, then followed that up with another big victory against Abdulmutalip Gairbekov at “BRAVE CF 51”.

“BRAVE CF 58” will turn South Korea into the 26th country to host a BRAVE CF show and marks the first time the Bahrain-based MMA promotion goes to East Asia with the promotion having gone to all other Asian regions in its five years of operations. Here is the fight card so far:

  • Featherweight: Kim Tae Kyun vs Roman Bogatov
  • Super Welterweight: Marcin Bandel vs Luis Felipe Dias
  • Super Lightweight: Maciej Gierszewski vs Mihail Kotruta
  • Lightweight: Rolando Dy vs Ho Taek Oh
  • Middleweight: Mzwandile Hlongwa vs La In Jae
  • Featherweight: Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs Yong Soo Jung
  • Catchweight (77kg): Axel Sola vs Yoon Sung Jang
  • Heavyweight: Jun Soo Lim vs Myung Hwan Kim
  • Flyweight: Sim Kai Xiong vs Seung Chul Lee
  • Atomweight: Gillian Goh vs Yerin Hong
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