In the lore of Dragon Ball Z, one of most worshiped Japanese animations (animes) in the entire world, Broly is one of the strongest characters in the entire Universe, being the last on the legendary lineage of Super Saiyans. That’s where BRAVE CF’s Ylies Djiroun got his nickname from and that’s the reputation he’s arriving with.
But that’s not the only pop culture reference in Djiroun’s life, as he recalls. “I have always wanted to be a fighter, when I was younger I started martial arts and, back then, I only played fight games in the video game. I didn’t play football or basketball video games, only fighting. I was a huge fan of Street Fighter,” Broly said.
“In my city, people know me as Tupek, that’s my ‘street nickname’ per se,” he continued. “But for my fighting nickname I picked Broly, because I was a huge fan of Dragon Ball Z, from the anime but also reading the manga (Japanese comic books).”
In fact, Ylies Djiroun achievements are pretty stellar. Training martial arts since age 4, Djiroun trained karate and savate (French boxing) before starting Mixed Martial Arts when he was 16.
He kicked off his professional career back in 2011 and, since then, he built a record of 17 wins and 6 losses, which got the Mariselle-born fighter ranked #1 among all Western European Lightweights.
Despite having 9 submissions in his career, or 53% of his professional wins, Djiroun guarantees he prefers the stand up game. “I prefer striking. I’m really good at grappling but the truth is I will always prefer striking”, he said.
Broly will make his much-anticipated BRAVE Combat Federation debut at BRAVE CF 48: Arabian Nights main event, against Abdul-Rakhman Makhazhiev. We’ll have to wait until the 18th to see if he brings some Super Saiyan moves to the cage.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, 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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