Jarrah Al Selawe captured his first global title two days away from the second anniversary of Brave Combat Federation. The welterweight from Jordan handed over the first TKO defeat to Carlston Harris. The reigning champion is undefeated in the promotion and is the first fighter to be crowned a champion from the GCC. The title win by Jarrah Al Selawe is epic not only for Brave Combat Federation but also is a milestone for MMA in the Arab world.
With 12 wins in his professional career and an eight fight win streak, Al Selawe has set a milestone for the division. Showcasing his strength in all the departments, the Jordanian Lion displayed heart and overcame every obstacle on the path. Here are four major reasons why the historic win by Jarrah Al Selawe is epic.
First champion to be crowned from the Middle East
Brave Combat Federation emerged in a small island nation named Bahrain and nobody imagined that the promotion established in Bahrain will break all barriers to land in the map of the MMA world. Jarrah Al Selawe is the only champion in the promotion who is trained in the Middle East and and have been battle tested. The win of Jarrah Al Selawe will breathe fresh air to the growing MMA scene in the Middle East. With Brave Combat Federation as the only major player and Al Selawe predicting that Brave Combat Federation will transform the sport of mixed martial arts, more is awaited from the current champion.
First fighter to finish Carlston Harris
Carlston Harris walked in to the cage with three defeats and all three by way of decision. Never was the former champion knocked out or submitted. This posed a challenge for the welterweight from Jordan. However not only did Al Selawe gave Harris his first loss by a finish. But cemented his legacy over a division which is among the most competed in the promotion. The win came within the first round of action which clearly showcases the dominance by the Jordanian Welterweight.
Undefeated in Brave Combat Federation
Jarrah is undefeated in Brave Combat Federation. With six wins, the champion has most number of appearances alongside Jeremy Pacatiw and have a six fight win streak in the promotion which is shared with none. With prolific fighters including Ottman Azaitar removed from the promotion for choosing opponents, and being reluctant to defend championship, Jarrah has set the record straight. The division being home to Rodrigo Cavalheiro, Abdoul Abdoulraguimov and more, the title win promises intense action.
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Prediction came true
Jarrah Al Selawe predicted that he will secure the championship of the division before 2019. Not only did the Jordanian Lion secure the championship but did it in style winning all the fights in the promotion. The welterweight title is the first championship secured for Jordan in Brave Combat Federation. Jarrah had previously requested His Highness Shekikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa to make an event possible in Jordan and brought the fastest growing MMA promotion in the world to Jordan.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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