BRAVE Combat Federation’s 72nd event has a strong presence of IMMAF alumni, with three historic athletes either making their pro debuts or moving to the next level in their professional careers. IMMAF president Mr. Kerrith Brown arrived in the Kingdom of Bahrain ahead of BRAVE CF 72 and will be in attendance for what is a historic moment for both organizations. Mr Brown will watch and support the likes of Muhammad Idrisov, Rasul Magomedov, Eliezer Kubanza, and Mohammed Alsameea in action this Friday, June 23.
Muhammad Idrisov is the most experienced pro athlete from the set, with a perfect professional record of eight wins in as many fights. Idrisov is a 2019 European champion under IMMAF, and has also won a silver medal in the 2018 IMMAF World Championships. His time with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation saw Idrisov claim victory over several notable opponents, including 2x European IMMAF gold medallist, Renato Vidovic.
He is joined on the BRAVE CF 72 fight card by two pro debutants. Rasul Magomedov, the number one Heavyweight in IMMAF, who makes his pro debut in Light Heavyweight, following a highly successful and undefeated amateur career. Magomedov, who once beat wrestling legend Kyle Snyder prior to transitioning to MMA, has two IMMAF World Championships to his name, as well as an MMA World Cup gold medal and a European Championships gold medal. He makes the move to professional MMA with a perfect 13-0 amateur record.
Eliezer Kubanza is one of only two men to defeat one of the best amateur fighters of all time, Ramazan Gitinov, in IMMAF competition. He will make his BRAVE CF debut in the Super Welterweight division against Rayan Atmani, and is currently a 3-0 undefeated pro athlete. Kubanza will also become the first fighter from DR Congo to fight for BRAVE CF, making DR Congo the 82nd nation represented in the BRAVE CF arena. During his time with IMMAF, Kubanza demonstrated his world-class talent by capturing two gold medals in the African Championships.
Mohammed Alsameea kicks off the fight card in his pro debut, with a lot of expectation around his name – ‘’Zuhair’’ is one of the biggest young stars coming out of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and a world silver medalist in 2021. He has fought for both IMMAF and BRAVE CF as an amateur, claiming eight impressive victories. He will now look to make an even greater splash when he arrives in the professional Flyweight division.
BRAVE CF 72 takes place at the National Stadium, in Riffa, Bahrain, on June 23, and is headlined by a world title fight, as champion Roman Bogatov defends his title against KO machine and number one contender Nemat Abdrashitov. In total, BRAVE CF 72 features eight bouts with 11 nations represented.