The other finalist in the prestigious BRAVE CF Flyweight World Title Tournament will be determined tomorrow night, November 6 as the luminaries in the main event met the contracted weight limit for the monumental clash in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
Ali “Puncher King” Bagautinov is set to test the mettle of short-notice opponent Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella in the tourney semifinal, which serves the BRAVE CF 55 card’s headlining attraction.
Bagautinov effortlessly made weight by tipping the scales at 56.75 KG, while Santella stepped on the weighing platform at 56.65 Kg.
Jose “Shorty” Torres was supposed to face Bagautinov at the said event’s top bill, but he decided to pull out at the last minute due to his inability to make the contracted weight limit for the bout with less than 24 hours to go before the official weigh-ins.
Luckily enough, Santella stepped up to the plate and agreed to fight Bagautinov in place of his countryman.
The winner between Bagautinov and Santella’s showdown at BRAVE CF 55 will be facing heavily-touted Russian talent Velimurad Alkhasov.
Aside from the headliner, the organization has raised the stakes as several match-ups have serious World Title implications.
Moreover, the show will feature the host nation’s up-and-coming stars who will be getting a fair share of the international limelight.
As the countdown begins, BRAVE CF hopes to make a plethora of memories in its sophomore foray into Russia in order to sustain its momentum created by its strategic expansion in Europe.
Flyweight World Title Tournament Semi-Final Bout: Ali Bagautinov (56. 75 KG) vs. Sean Santella (56.65 KG)
Super Welterweight: Artur Sviridov (79.5 KG) vs. Ibrahim Mane (79.6 kg)
Lightweight: Kamil Magomedov (70.7 KG) vs Sam Patterson (70.5 KG)
Middleweight: Rustam Chsiev (83.8 KG) vs. Abusupyan Alikhanov (84.2 KG)
Welterweight: Andrey Bragovskiy (77.35 KG) vs. Sergey Yaskovec (77.25 KG)
Super Welterweight: Kamal Magomedov (79.6 KG) vs. Vitaly Tverdokhlebov (79.5 KG)
Catchweight (72.5 KG): Artur Aliev (72.45 KG) vs. Ali Abdulkhalikov (72.25 KG)
Middleweight: Gazimurad Magomedov (84.15 KG) vs. Djabrail Aidamirov (84 KG)
Catchweight (67 KG): Ahmed Omarov (66.8 KG) vs. Albert Mallakurbanov (66.85 KG)
Bantamweight: Alan Balaev (61.65 KG) vs. Vadim Pavlikov (61.65 KG)
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