The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) continues to demonstrate just why it is the ultimate pathway for budding mixed martial artists.
The first Brave Combat Federation event of the promotion’s Kombat Kingdom spectacular took place on Monday, June 19th and featured three former IMMAF athletes in the professional MMA ranks.
Ramazan Gitinov (2-0): One of the brightest prospects in MMA today, Ramazan Gitinov moved to 2-0 as a pro competitor, submitting Abderrahman Errachidy in the first round via D’Arce choke.
Gitinov’s career with IMMAF was nothing short of sensational. Representing Team Bahrain, he amassed an amateur record of 31-2, with 13 finishes. He was only the second male in IMMAF history to win a treble of World Championships. Throughout his run in IMMAF, he would acquire the following accolades:
- 2017 Africa Championships Welterweight Silver
- 2019 European Championships Welterweight Gold
- 2019 Asian Championships Middleweight Silver
- 2019 World Championships Welterweight Gold
- 2020 Oceania Championships Welterweight Gold
- 2021 European Championships Welterweight Gold
- 2021 World Championships Welterweight Gold
- 2022 MMA SuperCup Gold Medallist
- 2022 Asian Welterweight Gold
- 2022 World Championships Welterweight Gold
Now a standout figure on the Brave CF roster, the future looks exceedingly bright for Ramazan Gitinov.
Abbas Khan (5-1): The 2018 IMMAF African Welterweight Champion, Abbas Khan, continues to impress inside the cage. Khan, who also claimed medals at the 2017 IMMAF Asian Open Championships and the 2019 IMMAF Asian Championships, was dominant in his fourth fight under the Brave CF banner.
Khan claimed a decisive victory over Omar Hussein, winning all three rounds on each of the judges’ scorecards. Now riding a five-fight winning streak, Khan is developing into an excellent prospect, capable of competing across three separate weight classes.
Abdulla Alyaqoob (5-0): Abdula Alyaqoob continued his undefeated run in the pro ranks, moving to an impressive 5-0 at BRAVE CF 71. A seven-fight IMMAF veteran, Alyaqoob captured medals at the 2019 IMMAF European Championships, the 2019 IMMAF Africa Championships, and the 2020 IMMAF Oceania Championships. During this run, he faced off against some truly elite competition, including one of the most prolific amateur athletes of al time, Muhammad Mokaev.
At Brave CF 71, Alyaqoob put on an extremely impressive display, going toe to toe with Kenneth Maningat. The fight was a back-and-forth display of technical prowess, however, Alyaqoob was able to consistently come out on top in the close exchanges. In the second round, the IMMAF alum was able to fully assert his authority, catching Maningat with a flurry of strikes that led to the TKO stoppage.