The stage is set for BRAVE Combat Federation’s return to Almaty, Kazakhstan tonight. FightBook MMA has your official results.
BRAVE CF 53 will be hosted in association with leading Kazakhstani promotion Octagon League, and features athletes from eight nations, highlighting the international aspect of the fastest-growing MMA organization in the world.
The show will be available live and free through bravecftv.com or locally through our broadcast partners.
All eyes are on the headlining bout. Ranked as the No. 5 featherweight in Central Asia, Nurzhan “Bizon” Akishev is scheduled to lock horns with unbeaten South Korean standout Tae Kyun “Ares” Kim in a main event. A blue-chip recruit is likewise slated to make his maiden appearance as Vasiliy Takhtay faces fellow newcomer Roger Sampaio in a catchweight contest.
BRAVE CF 53 results:
Featherweight: Tae Kyun Kim def. Nurzhan Akishev via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Catchweight 73kg: Vasiliy Takhtay def. Roger Sampaio via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), 1:24 of Round 2
Flyweight: Asu Almabaev def. Aleksander Doskalchuk via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), 3:47 of Round 2
Catchweight 74kg: Olzhas Eskaraev def. Lucas Martins via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), 2:49 of Round 2
Bantamweight: Brad Katona def. Bair Shtepin via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Flyweight: Azat Maksum def. Flavio Queiroz via KO (Overhand Right), 3:00 of Round 1
Catchweight 68kg: Akhmed Magomedov def. Ilyar Askhanov via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Catchweight 59kg: Damir Tolenov def. Nurbek Bolotbekovin in Round 1, 3:25 by Americana
Flyweight: Aktore Batyrbek def. Ernis Abdilakim Uulu in Round 1, 1:02 by triangle choke
Light Heavyweight: Karim Ruzbakiev def. Kodirkhon Ganiev by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweight: Bauyrzhan Kuanyshbayev def. Fakhriddin Mardiev by TKO fighter unable to continue after the second round (Corner Stoppage)
Catchweight 59kg: Alisher Gabdullin def. Bekzat Saparov via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight: Zhasur Mirzamukhamedov def. Islambek Baktybek Uulu via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Super Lightweight: Maksat Zholdosh def. Sanjarbek Erkinov via Submission (mounted triangle choke), 1:30 of Round 2
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