Jarrah Al Selawe became the first fighter from the GCC to be crowned as a champion in Brave Combat Federation.
Al Selawe ended the title reign of the welterweight champion Carlston Harris. Selawe stopped Harris in the first round with a TKO. The welterweight champion from Jordan is undefeated in the organisation with most number of wins. His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa crowned Al Selawe as the new welterweight champion.
In the co-main event, Bubba Jenkins dominated all five rounds against the featherweight champion, Elias Boudegzdame. The 2011 NCAA Division 1 champion made his way to dominate Boudegzdame to end the longest championship reign in the promotion. Jenkins even escaped a really tight-looking heel hook that Boudegzdame threatened in a last-gasp effort late in the 4th round. Bubba Jenkins clasped his first major championship title with a last-second suplex. 10-time BJJ World Champ Bruno Malfacine remains undefeated in his professional MMA career as he submitted Cris Rodriguez Jr. in the first round. Mohammed Fakhreddine suffered his second defeat in Brave Combat Federation as Dagestan’s Gadzhimusa Gadzhiev handed the superstar from Lebanon the loss by TKO. Sweden’s Dmitrijs Homjakovs faced Mounir Lazzez, in one of the most exciting fights of the night. Lazzez stood his ground and tried to time counter punches and elbows against Homjakovs. Just when Homjakovs seemed to be in control, the Tunisian knocked him down with a short right hand. Homjakovs withstood the punishment from Lazzez showing incredible heart. Lazzez however finished the opponent in the second round in a fight that could easily claim the fight of the night. South Africa’s Chad Hanekom secured a second round win over the undefeated Italian, Leon Aliu. The South African dominated all the three rounds with his wrestling securing the win by unanimous decision. Crisanto Pitpitunge was handed over his second defeat by Hamza Kooheji from Bahrain. Kooheji dominated two rounds with his wrestling to secure a major win for Bahrain.
Guram Kutateladze made his promotional debut with an incredible win by unanimous decision over Erick da Silva. Guram showcased a high volume assault of punches and kicks to inflict significant damage over Da Silva. Guram Kutateladze closed the fight by mixing in a pair of takedowns before slugging it out to the bell. In other matches Vaughn Donayre was submitted by Flavio Serafim, while Nawras Abzakh suffered defeat by unanimous decision against Louie Sanoudakis. In the opening bout, Team Lakay dominated with a win against IMMAF medalist Hussain Ayyad. Phillipines secured the first win for the night as John Cris Corton secured win by unanimous decision.
Image cover photo caption: His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa alongside Hamza Kooheji and Hussain Ayyad.
Image caption second photo: Jarrah Al Selawe crowned the champion of the welterweight division by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.