Tae Kyun “Ares” Kim did not sign with BRAVE Combat Federation a few years ago to be just another face in the crowd.
The unbeaten South Korean continued his run of delivering show-stealing bouts as he battled to a unanimous decision win against Nurzhan “Bizon” Akishev in the main event of BRAVE CF 53 last Saturday, August 21.
However, Kim was made to work hard in Almaty, Kazakhstan by a local favorite who had his whole country on his side.
The match-up lived up to the promise of a galvanizing encounter between two up-and-coming combatants from a division that houses a deep pool of talent. Kim and Akishev figured in an intense war of attrition for three whole rounds. It was an incredible performance from the two promising athletes as they both showcased their full repertoire of skills.
In the end, it was Kim who was awarded a close unanimous decision victory for his efforts.
Kim has now won four-straight fights in the promotion, and he hopes his next assignment will be for the vacant BRAVE CF Featherweight World Championship.
“Give me a title match. Need more proof?” he wrote in his post on Instagram.
“Ares” has an opponent in mind if he gets the nod to vie for the intricately-crafted hardware, calling out Roman Bogatov.
Bogatov aced his last two outings under the BRAVE CF banner in astonishing fashion, putting him in line for a possible world title shot.
“I’m ready, Roman. How about next week?” Kim challenged.
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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