Seef District, Bahrain – BRAVE Combat Federation, the premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion founded by His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa and based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced the full fight card for its 48th edition, BRAVE CF 48: Arabian Nights.
The event, which will be the second of four scheduled fight nights in Kombat Kingdom, will serve as a global platform for Arab MMA talent to audiences worldwide, from the biggest sports property in the Middle East.
BRAVE CF 48 will be headlined by a Lightweight showdown between French-Algerian powerhouse Yiles Djiroun, making his much-anticipated promotional debut, and Russia’s Abdul-Rakhman Makhazhiev.
The co-main event of the evening will see the return of Kuwait-Canadian star Tariq Ismail, taking on South Africa’s own Nkosi “King” Ndebele, in a Bantamweight contest. Also set for fight night is the debut of Lebanese stand-out Georges Eid, who takes on Sweden’s David Jacobsson, a BRAVE CF veteran looking to bounce back from his latest fight.
“The Shadow” Ahmad Labban will square off against “The Sledgehammer” Nemanja Kovač, from Serbia, in the Super Lightweight division, and Mohammad Ghorabi takes on Eslam Abdul Baset at Middleweight.
The younger brother of BRAVE Combat Federation Middleweight World Champion Mohammed Fakhreddine, Hassan Fakhreddine will return to BRAVE CF, taking on Eslam Mostafa Abdel Menem.
BRAVE CF 48: Arabian Nights will take place on March 18th, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, a week after BRAVE CF 47: Asian Domination in the lead-up to a historic BRAVE CF 50.
BRAVE CF 48 full fight card:
Lightweight – Ylies Djiroun vs Abdul-Rakhman Makhazhiev
Bantamweight – Tariq Ismail vs Nkosi Ndebele
Catchweight (76 kg) – Georges Eid vs David Jacobsson
Super Lightweight – Ahmad Labban vs Nemanja Kovac
Flyweight – Michael Aljarouj vs Magomed Idrisov
Featherweight – Yousif Ghrairi vs Hassan Talal
Super Lightweight – Omar El Dafrawy vs Abbas Khan
Middleweight – Hassan Fakhreddine vs Eslam Mostafa Abdel Menem
Middleweight – Eslam Abdul Baset vs Mohamad Ghorabi
Featherweight – Hussein Salem vs Sulaiman Al Modhyan
Catchweight (59 kg) – Issa Salem vs Maysara Mohamed
Catchweight (64 kg) – Elias Nedir vs Muhammad Qardaxi
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