Category Archives: BRAVE COMBAT FEDERATION

Brave’s Witos dreams of Fakhreddine rematch, happy to take on Thiago “Monstro” instead

Brave’s Witos dreams of Fakhreddine rematch, happy to take on Thiago “Monstro” instead Brave’s Witos dreams of Fakhreddine rematch, happy to take on Thiago “Monstro” instead Welterweight Lukasz Witos was brought up for Brave 6, last April, as a late replacement for Leonardo Mafra, who pulled out of a fight with Mohammad Fakhreddine, after “The Latest” failed to make weight. Witos ended up fighting the Lebanese phenomenon on a day’s notice and, even in defeat, was able to show his qualities inside the Brave cage and was complimented for his courage by fans and media. After his somewhat crazy Brave debut, Lukasz Witos is looking forward to a proper preparation for his next bout. Ideally, he says, it would be against Fakhreddine again, but the Spartakus Team product is happy to take on another big name in Thiago “Monstro” Vieira, who has recently expressed interest...

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Thiago “Monstro” possibly moving to Middleweight for next Brave fight

Thiago “Monstro” possibly moving to Middleweight for next Brave fight Thiago “Monstro” possibly moving to Middleweight for next Brave fight Welterweight prospect Thiago “Monstro” Vieira had a perfect 8-0 record before stepping up to the Brave cage. However, tough losses against Gadzhimusa Gaziev and Carlston Harris have made the Brazilian reevaluate his career, and one of the changes he’s possibly making is a move up to Middleweight. “Monstro” admits the weight cut to 77 kg. sometimes takes a toll on him, but guarantees the move to 84 kg. is not a done deal. “Sometimes I walk around at north of 90 kg., so the cut to Welterweight can be tough. That’s why I’m thinking of moving up to Middleweight.  I’m a tall guy, too, so I don’t think it would be such a problem. I have been talking to my teammates and coaches at 011,...

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Suleiman strikes back; Jeremy Smith promises “humility class” inside the cage

Suleiman strikes back; Jeremy Smith promises “humility class” inside the cage Suleiman strikes back; Jeremy Smith promises “humility class” inside the cage Over the last weeks, Syria’s Tarek Suleiman has been very active in social media and used his official channels to call out South Africa’s Jeremy “The Pitbull” Smith. Now, the Middleweight decided to heat up the rivalry again, with mean words towards his peer. “Wanted to tell this morning to Pitbull Smith a glimpse of his future in July 2017. It’ll be the beating of your lifetime, buddy”, posted Suleiman on his official Twitter account. “Your hands won’t do shit mate, I’ve done my part of the deal, let’s see if you can pack your words and get the fight. If I were you, I wouldn’t be excited. Get a retirement plan, English teacher, for example”. Smith didn’t let it lie and dropped...

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Al-Selwady laughs off Martínez’s callout for Brave fight: ‘He’s trying to get attention’

Al-Selwady laughs off Martínez’s callout for Brave fight: ‘He’s trying to get attention’ Al-Selwady laughs off Martínez’s callout for Brave fight: ‘He’s trying to get attention’   Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady is arguably one of the biggest names in Middle East’s MMA scene. A Lightweight who boasts a 7-1 record, with 2-0 inside the Brave cage, the Jordanian is nearing a shot at the inaugural 70 kg. Brave title. However, former TUF Latin America competitor Alejandro “Pato” Martínez wants to test Al-Selwady’s skills and has been calling him out for a while.   After Pato’s Brave debut, when he finished the experienced Paulo “Bananada” Silva, the Mexican claimed Al-Selwady hadn’t fought a real Lightweight like him and would get a “reality check” if the two ever met inside the Brave cage. The Jordanian laughed off Martínez’s callout.   “It just made me laugh. Usually you want to...

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VIDEO: Brave’s Walel Watson holds pads for wife while babysitting his son

VIDEO: Brave’s Walel Watson holds pads for wife while babysitting his son VIDEO: Brave’s Walel Watson holds pads for wife while babysitting his son Bantamweight contender Walel Watson took the expression “family time” to a whole new level while training for his next battle inside the Brave cage. The American fighter used his social media to show the fans how he spends his time with wife and newborn son in the gym. “The Gazelle” did a humorous video where he hold pads for his wife to train some Kickboxing, while babysitting little Khalel, who’s almost nine months old, but is already getting the feeling of being in a gym through his father. Walel’s son is calmly tucked in a special backpack for babies behind his father. Formerly with the UFC, Watson trains with Team Hurricane Awesome, under famed trainer Manolo Hernandez and alongside the likes...

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Fakhreddine dreams of Brazil fight; Looks forward to possible Welterweight tournament

Fakhreddine dreams of Brazil fight; Looks forward to possible Welterweight tournament Fakhreddine dreams of Brazil fight; Looks forward to possible Welterweight tournament Welterweight sensation Mohammad Fakhreddine has a story of rivalry with Brazilian fighters since he became a Brave athlete. That doesn’t mean, however, he doesn’t admire the country. Quite on the contrary. Seen as Middle East’s pound for pound best fighter, the Lebanese phenom admitted that competing in Brazil is one of his dreams. Fakhreddine beat Vinicius “Thunder” Cruz at Brave 4 and had a war of words with former UFC fighter Leonardo Mafra after the two were scheduled to fight. “The Latest” couldn’t make weight, and the Brazilian didn’t take the fight and the two have exchanged some trash talk through social media and interviews. “It’s an honour and a pleasure to fight for Brave. They have a lot of great fighters and...

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Syrian hero Tarek Suleiman calls out Brave’s Jeremy Smith

Syrian hero Tarek Suleiman calls out Brave’s Jeremy Smith Syrian hero Tarek Suleiman calls out Brave’s Jeremy Smith Even though he has yet to sign for Brave Combat Federation, Syria’s Tarek Suleiman is familiar with some of the promotion’s finest athletes, being a training partner of Mohammad Fakhreddine, Welterweight contender and Lebanon’s pound for pound greatest fighter – the two fought each other early in their careers before becoming teammates and friends. And one name that’s on Suleiman’s radar is that of Middleweight Jeremy Smith. South Africa’s “The Pitbull” is a recipient of Fight of the Night honours for his battle against Marcos “Pirata” at Brave 3, last March. And Tarek Suleiman knows that an eventual debut against Smith would be guaranteed fireworks. He has been training in Thailand with the likes of UFC Welterweight Tarec Saffiedine and Women’s Bantamweight future title contender Valentina Shevchenko....

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Brave Matchmaker weighs in on possibility of tournament to crown Welterweight champ

Brave Matchmaker weighs in on possibility of tournament to crown Welterweight champ Brave Matchmaker weighs in on possibility of tournament to crown Welterweight champ Brave Combat Federation has assembled a great cast of Welterweight fighters with many of them going on social media to stake their claim for a title shot. And when matchmaker Yousef Nassar floated around the idea of assembling a one night, four men tournament to decide Brave’s first  77 kg. champion, the athletes jumped at the idea. Mohammad Fakhreddine, Carl Booth and Tahar Hadbi seem to have a place locked in any possible tournament. “The Latest” has two wins inside the Brave cage, with TKO victories. Carl “Bomber” Booth and Tahar Hadbi had a Fight of the Night affair at Brave 5, but the No Contest left a bitter taste for both fighters, who are also on board with the possibility...

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Brazil’s Fighter of The Year Luan Santiago calls out Ottman Azaitar – Again!

Brazil’s Fighter of The Year Luan Santiago calls out Ottman Azaitar – Again! Brazil’s Fighter of The Year Luan Santiago calls out Ottman Azaitar – Again! Two of the most exciting Lightweights on the Brave roster appear to be on a collision course. Luan “Miau” Santiago, who won the prize of Best Fighter in Brazilian MMA for 2016, wants to settle things with Ottman Azaitar inside the cage. The German-Moroccan fighter won one of the most exciting fights in Brave history against Charlie Leary at Brave 4, in Abu Dhabi. The bout is a run-in for Fight of the Year lists for 2017 and was complimented by the likes of Frankie Edgar, who said the fight was an “incredible battle”. After a strong showing by Azaitar, Santiago was keen on getting a matchup with him and called his fellow Lightweight out over social media. This...

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All eyes on Booth: Hadbi, Fakhreddine and former UFC fighter Lebout call out Welterweight contender

All eyes on Booth: Hadbi, Fakhreddine and former UFC fighter Lebout call out Welterweight contender All eyes on Booth: Hadbi, Fakhreddine and former UFC fighter Lebout call out Welterweight contender Englishman Carl “Bomber” Booth has attracted the attention of a few rivals, even though the Welterweight contender has yet to win the Brave title. After his main event Fight of the Night against Tahar Hadbi at Brave 5 was moved to a No Contest, a trio of fighters, including Hadbi himself, has called out Booth. Satisfied with the findings of the Indian Comission, Tahar Hadbi accused his former foe of running from a rematch and claimed the second fight between the warriors should be for the inaugural Welterweight belt. “What’s next? The first time we fought was a Fight of The Night. Let’s give the fans what they expect: Tahar Hadbi x Carl Booth 2,...

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