Brave 12: KHK Legacy fight card announced
Brave Combat Federation announced the fight card for Brave 12: KHK Legacy hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia on 11 April at Balai Sarbini Hall. This is the first event hosted by Brave Combat Federation in Indonesia marking the entry of the promotion to South-East Asia.
The fight card features athletes from 16 nations competing in 7 weight categories. The main event showcases the fight between Eldar Eldarov and Brian Hooi.
Eldar is the childhood friend and training partner of Khabib Nurmagomedov who is the only fighter to defeat him in his career. The co-main event features the brewing rivalry between Tahar Hadbi and Jarrah Al Selawe in the welterweight division.
The main card also features the former UFC fighter Mehdi Baghdad facing Pawel Kielek from Poland in the welterweight division. In the Light-Heavyweight division, Vincent Majid from Indonesia will face Jing Yi Chong from Malaysia. Hamza Kooheji from Bahrain will face recently signed prospect from Rizin, Khalid Taha.
Both Kooheji and Taha will be moving up the weight category to the featherweight division. Marat Magomedov will be fighting in Brave Combat Federation for the first time when he faces Luke Adams in a featherweight bout. Gadzhimusa Gaziev from Dagestan will face Leonardo Mafra from Brazil in a catchweight matchup opening the main fight card.
The preliminary card features multiple IMMAF medalists making their presence in Brave Combat Federation. IMMAF gold medalist Gamzat Magomedov will make his professional debut against Zeck Lange.
IMMAF medalist from Bahrain, Hussain Ayyad will also make his professional debut as he takes on Jomar Pa-ac from Team Lakay, Philippines. Jeremy Pacatiw representing the Philippines will face Kaan Ofli representing Australia. IMMAF medalist from UK, Hardeep Rai will face John Brewin in the preliminary fight card.
Brave Combat Federation has announced the subsequent event after Indonesia on 9 June at The SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The fight night will be broadcasted live on Abu Dhabi TV, Combate and StarSat in respective regions. In the remaining territories the fights can be accessed over www.bravefights.com
Main event - Eldar Eldarov (Russia) vs. Brian Hooi (Netherlands) - Lightweight bout
Co-main event - Tahar Hadbi (Algeria) vs. Jarrah Al Selawe (Jordan) - Welterweight bout
Mehdi Baghdad (France) vs Pawel Kielek (Poland) - Welterweight bout
Vincent Majid (Indonesia) vs. Jing Yi Chong (Malaysia) - Light-Heavyweight bout
Hamza Kooheji (Bahrain) vs. Khaled Taha (Germany) - Featherweight bout
Marat Magomedov (Russia) vs. Luke Adams (USA) - Featherweight bout
Gadzhimusa Gaziev (Russia) vs. Leonardo Mafra (Brazil) - Catchweight bout
Hardeep Rai (UK) vs. John Brewin (New Zealand) - Lightweight bout
Jeremy Pacatiw (Philippines) vs. Kaan Ofli - Australia - Catchweight bout
Hussain Ayyad (Bahrain) vs. Jomar Pa-ac (Philippines) - Flyweight bout
Gamzat Magomedov (Russia) vs. Zeck Lange (USA) - Bantamweight bout