Abdoul Abdouraguimov shares prediction for ‘Brave 27’ rematch with Jarrah Al-Selawe in Abu Dhabi, UAE

'Brave 27' poster

Reigning Brave Combat Federation Welterweight World Champion Abdoul “The Conqueror” Abdouraguimov, 23, of France is a man on a mission. The French-Russian Grappling phenom has promised to erase any doubts remaining with regards to him being a superior fighter to his first challenger  Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan.

Abdouraguimov and Al-Selawe will have their rematch at “Brave 27” at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on October 4, 2019. It will be the main event of the evening.

On April 19, 2019, Abdouraguimov challenged the reigning Brave CF Welterweight World Champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan “Brave 23” at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan. Their bout was an instant classic, with the French-Russian challenger dominating early on before being on the brink of a stoppage defeat in the later rounds.

After five five-minute rounds, the title bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, the judges felt Abdouraguimov had done enough in the first frames to become the Brave CF Welterweight World Champion.

The decision did not go down well with the Jordanian fans and with Al-Selawe, who has campaigned for another go at the new champ during the last few months.  Abdouraguimov has granted an immediate rematch to the former champion and guaranteed the fight will end quickly.

“My wishes for the rematch are basically to erase any doubt and silence everyone who thinks I don’t deserve this belt,” Abdouraguimov stated. “This fight will end quickly. Fans will see this fight as a killer. The last fight I took it too lightly.”

The French-Russian powerhouse is still undefeated as a professional and has enjoyed three victories in Brave CF. Known for his grappling credentials, he has won several titles at national and continental level in the jiu-jitsu circuit and is excited to showcase his moves in Abu Dhabi, a historic city for Brazilian jiu-jitsu and combat sports in general.

“I thought it would be easy and it was but not as much as I thought,” the undefeated French-Russian mixed martial artist said. “So for this one, everyone will see me hungrier than ever for victory.”

Watch the teaser trailer for “Brave 27” here:

Brave CF announces full ‘Brave 27’ fight card; Abdoul Abdouraguimov vs Jarrah Al-Selawe rematch to happen in Abu Dhabi, UAE

'Brave 27' fight card

Brave Combat Federation will come back to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for the third time. The Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion has released the full card for “Brave 27,” which will take place on October 4, 2019 at the Mubadala Arena in the capital of the UAE.

The fight card is set to send shockwaves through the Arab MMA world, as the promotion focuses once again on the development of local talent, by giving them a global platform and international opponents of the highest caliber.

The show will be headlined by an immediate rematch between reigning Welterweight world champion Abdoul Abdouraguimov and former titleholder Jarrah Al-Selawe. The two met in the main event of BRAVE CF 23, in Jordan, when Abdoul ended up beating Al-Selawe by the slightest of margins, in a split decision that was contested by Brave CF fans, who demanded an immediate rematch.

In the co-main event, another rematch of epic proportions will take place, as surging Lightweights Anas Siraj Mounir and Alex Martínez run it back after their “Brave 23” bout only lasted a few seconds after Alex connected with a low blow and the fight had to be stopped.

Meanwhile, the biggest prospect in MMA returns to Middleweight in search of his first title shot. Khamzat Chimaev takes on internet sensation Mzwandile Hlongwa in the main card, as there are also returns for fan favorites Mohammad Fakhreddine, who battles Ikram Aliskerov in a Middleweight contest, and Tarek Suleiman, who takes on Rustam Chsiev, in a battle of top grapplers.

Check the details of the full “Brave 27” fight card on Conan Daily

Jordan vs France: Jarrah Al-Selawe, Abdoul Abdouraguimov fight at ‘Brave 23: Pride and Honor’ in Amman

Jarrah Al-Selawe, Mohammed Shahid, Abdoul Abdouraguimov (© Brave Combat Federation)
Jarrah Al-Selawe, Mohammed Shahid, Abdoul Abdouraguimov (© Brave Combat Federation)

Jordan and France were among the 16 countries represented at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” on April 19, 2019. It was the second Brave Combat Federation event to take place in the country.

Featuring 12 mixed martial arts matches, which included three title bouts, “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” took place at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan. In the main event of the evening, Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, of France challenged reigning Brave CF Welterweight Champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan.

Al-Selawe was one of the five hometown heroes at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” while Abdouraguimov solely represented France. Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, England, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, the United States and Wales were also represented.

Blue Corner

Abdouraguimov made his successful professional MMA debut in 2016. He joined Brave CF in 2018.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marked Abdouraguimov’s third Brave CF bout. He previously competed in 100% Fight and European Beatdown, among others.

Red Corner

Al-Selawe made his successful professional MMA debut in 2013. He joined Brave CF in 2016.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marked Al-Selawe’s seventh Brave CF bout. He previously competed in Cage Warriors Fighting Championship and Desert Force MMA.

Fight Result

The championship bout between Al-Selawe and Abdouraguimov went full five five-minute rounds. It was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, the referee raised the hand of Abdouraguimov. The French-Russian challenger was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” improved Abdouraguimov’s professional MMA record to 10 wins, 0 loss, 0 draw and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Al-Selawe now has 13 wins and 3 losses.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” Co-Main Events

Luan “Miau” Santiago, 24, of Brazil challenged Brave CF Lightweight Champion Abdul-Kareem “Pride of Palestine” Al-Selwady, 23, in the first co-main event. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]

Mounir “The Sniper” Lazzez, 31, of Tunisia and Eldar “Khan” Eldarov, 27, of Bahrain competed for the inaugural Brave CF Super Lightweight Championship title in the second co-main event. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]

Check all the official results on Conan Daily.

[VIDEO] ‘Road to Brave 23’ features Jarrah Al-Selawe, Abdoul Abdouraguimov, Eldar Eldarov, Mounir Lazzez, Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady, Luan Santiago

'Brave 23: Pride and Honor' poster

Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation will put on a landmark event on April 19, 2019 in Amman, Jordan for “Brave 23: Pride and Honor.” All eyes will be on the nine warriors involved in the amazing three title fights set for the show.

On April 17, 2019, Brave CF released a short film titled “Road to Brave 23.” The film has delved into the minds and training of the world-class athletes competing at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” as they look to shine on the brightest stage.

In the main event of “Brave 23: Pride and Honor,” reigning Brave CF Welterweight Champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan will make his much-anticipated return to his home country after becoming the first-ever Jordanian world champion. He will have one of the greatest grapplers in MMA to deal with in front of his crowd.

Challenging Al-Selawe is Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, of France, who has two devastating victories under the Brave CF banner. The French-Russian will look to become the first-ever Brave CF champion with an unblemished record.

“Road to Brave 23” explores how the Al-Selawe and Abdouraguimov match up and their thoughts on the monumental fight. Prior to their bout at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor,” there will be two other title bouts.

The co-main event of the evening will be a historical moment for MMA. Once again at the forefront of positive changes for the sport, Brave CF has assembled a super lightweight division, created to give fighters more options to fight at their optimal weight.

In the inaugural Brave CF Super Lightweight Championship, Eldar “Khan” Eldarov, 27, of Bahrain will face undefeated fighter Mounir “The Sniper” Lazzez, 31, of Tunisia. This is a fight four years in the making as Bahrain-based Russian fighter has been repeatedly asking to face the Tunisian fighter since 2015 when the latter was widely considered the best Middle Eastern fighter on the planet.

Another Jordanian champion is also competing at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor.” Brave CF Lightweight Champion Abdul-Kareem “Pride of Palestine” Al-Selwady, 23, of Jordan will defend his title from Luan “Miau” Santiago, 24, of Brazil

The build-up to the fight has been nothing short of tense as Santiago has not been shy in showing his confidence and has claimed that the Jordanian champ offers him no danger. Meanwhile, watch “Road to Brave 23” here:

 

Abdoul Abdouraguimov ready to fight Jarrah Al-Selawe in Amman, Jordan or anywhere

Abdoul Abdouraguimov, Sidney Wheeler (© Brave Combat Federation)
Abdoul Abdouraguimov, Sidney Wheeler (© Brave Combat Federation)

Once again, Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23,  of France is putting his undefeated professional mixed martial arts record on the line. At the same, he will also face a hometown hero and challenge a reigning champion.

On April 19, 2019, Abdouraguimov will challenge reigning Brave Combat Federation Welterweight Champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan. They will headline “Brave 23: Pride and Honor,” which will take place at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan.

“As a fighter, I have to be prepared to fight anywhere, anytime, with anybody,” Abdouraguimov stated. “You have to have this mentality. I know this is a sport but as a fighter, you have to be ready.”

“I would be ready here, at my home, wherever,” Abdouraguimov continued. “Maybe, he has pressure on him because he will be in front of his hometown with his family, friends and fans.”

Before becoming a top contender in the welterweight division, Abdouraguimov had two incredible performances under the Brave CF banner. He has been quickly thrust into the spotlight with two convincing performances for the promotion.

When Abdouraguimov made his Brave CF debut at “Brave 14” at the Omnisports Indoor Club of Tangier in Tangier, Morocco on August 18, 2018, he defeated Sidney “The All-American Kid” Wheeler, 21, of the United States. On October 27, 2018, the French-Russian submission machine defeated Rodrigo Cavalheiro, 35, of Brazil at “Brave 17” at the Nistar Park Sports Complex in Lahore, Pakistan.

Abdouraguimov is now one of the most feared grapplers in MMA and is one of the youngest fighters in the Brave CF roster. “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marks his third outing in the promotion.

To become the new Brave CF Welterweight World Champion, Abdouraguimov has to outperform Al-Selawe. The latter holds the record for most wins inside Brave CF with six victories.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marks Al-Selawe’s first title defense and second Brave CF bout in front of his countrymen. Here is a clip featuring him and Abdouraguimov:

Undefeated French MMA fighter Abdoul Abdouraguimov beats Rodrigo Cavalheiro at ‘Brave 17’ in Pakistan

Abdoul Abdouraguimov, Carlos Kremmer
Abdoul Abdouraguimov, Carlos Kremmer

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, “Brave 17” was the inaugural Brave Combat Federation event in Pakistan. It was headlined by Rodrigo Cavalheiro, 35, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil and Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, of Nantes, France.

“Brave 17” was also the first ever mixed martial events hosted by a global MMA promotion in the country. Taking place at the Nistar Sports Complex in Lahore, Pakistan on October 27, 2018, it featured one amateur mixed martial arts match and nine professional MMA bouts.

In the main event of the evening, Cavalheiro and Abdouraguimov competed in the welterweight division. After three five-minute rounds, the French contender won via unanimous decision.

By defeating Cavalheiro at “Brave 17,” Abdouraguimov was able to retain his undefeated professional MMA record. The French fighter now has 9 wins, 0 loss and 1 No Contest.

“Brave 17” marked Abdouraguimov’s second bout in Brave CF. When he made his debut in the Bahrain-based MMA promotion, which was at “Brave 14” in Morocco on August 14, 2018, he knocked out Sidney “The All-American Kid” Wheeler, 21, of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States.

As the winner of the main event of “Brave 17,” Abdouraguimov is expected to face Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al Selawe, 26, of Jordan for the the Brave CF Welterweight Championship. This will be the first title defense of the latter.