Seef District, Bahrain – BRAVE CF 50 headliners Jarrah Al-Silawi and Ismail Naurdiev were very close to starting their fight one day early during the official face-offs for the historic event.
BRAVE CF Super Welterweight champion Al-Silawi and his challenger Naurdiev will headline the historic BRAVE CF 50, which goes down this Thursday at the beautiful Arad Fort, in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Both men made weight under the Super Welterweight limit of175 lbs (79,4 kg), with Jarrah coming in at 174,4 lbs or 79,1 kg, and Naurdiev stepping on the scale at 174,6 lbs or 79,2 kg.
A few minutes later, as they faced off they brought the heat that’s expected to be all over the BRAVE CF Arena tomorrow. Al-Silawi and Naurdiev touched foreheads and exchanged trash talk before the champ used his hand to push the challenger’s face away, and the two were immediately separated by BRAVE CF staff before an all-out brawl was initiated.
In the co-main event, Middleweight champion Mohammad Fakhreddine, attempting to become the first Arab fighter to be a two-weight world champion, stepped in the scales for the vacant Light Heavyweight title fight at 203lbs or 92,1 kg, while his opponent Mohammed Said Maalem weighed in at 201,9 lbs or 91,6 kg.
Both men also had an intense staredown, sizing each other up in the last contact before fight night. Fakhreddine never took his eyes off Said Maalem, even when the two posed for pictures post-staredown.
In total, two fighters missed weight as Brad Katona will give Borislav Nikolic 30% of his purse, while Maciej Gierszewski will take 20% of Felipe Silva’s purse – Katona and Silva both missed weight for their respective bouts.
BRAVE CF 50 will officially put BRAVE Combat Federation as the only organization in mixed martial arts to have traveled to 21 countries in its first 50 events.
VIDEO – Al-Silawi and Naurdiev bring the heat at BRAVE CF 50 Face-Offs:
BRAVE CF 50 Official Weigh-In results:
Super Welterweight Title – Jarrah Al-Silawi (79,1 kg) vs Ismail Naurdiev (79,2 kg)
Light Heavyweight Title – Mohammad Fakhreddine (92,1 kg) vs Mohamed Said Maalem (91,6 kg)
Flyweight – Ali Bagautinov (57,1 kg) vs Dustin Ortiz (56,6 kg)
Flyweight – Velimurad Alkhasov (57 kg) vs Zach Makovsky (57 kg)
Catchweight 74KG – Amin Ayoub (73,9 kg) vs Mashrabjon Ruziboev (74 kg)
Super Lightweight – Issa Isakov (75 kg) vs Marcel Grabinski (74,8 kg)
Super Welterweight – Kevin Ruart (79,6 kg) vs Louis Glismann (79,6 kg)
Featherweight – Valeriu Mircea (66 kg) vs Omar Solomanov (66,2 kg)
Catchweight 95KG – Anton Turkalj (94,6 kg) vs Konstantin Soldatov (94,4 kg)
Bantamweight – Brad Katona (62,5 kg)* vs Borislav Nikolić (61,5 kg)
Middleweight – Rustam Chsiev (84,1 kg) vs Brendan Lesar (84 kg)
Catchweight 77KG – Carl Booth (76 kg) vs Carlos Belloso (77 kg)
Bantamweight – Bair Shtepin (61,3 kg) vs Alexander Keshtov (61,7 kg)
Featherweight – Shoaib Yousaf (66,2 kg) vs Steven Goncalves (65,8 kg0
Catchweight 73KG – Felipe Silva (75,4 kg)* vs Maciej Gierszewski (72,9 kg)
Lightweight – Magomed Magomedov (70,6 kg) vs Yann Liasse (70,8 kg)
Featherweight – Abdulmanap Magomedov (65,8 kg) vs Glenn McVeigh (66,2 kg)
*Brad Katona and Felipe Silva didn’t make weight – fight goes on with both men giving a percentage of their fight purses
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