Russia vs South Africa: Akhmed Magomedov, Steven Gonçalves fight at ‘Brave 23: Pride and Honor’ in Jordan

Akhmed Magomedov, Steven Gonçalves

Russia and South Africa 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. The third bout of the evening was between Akhmed Magomedov of Dagestan, Russia and Steven “Guts” Gonçalves of South Africa.

Magomedov was one of the two fighters who represented Russia at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” while Gonçalves was one of the two fighters who represented South Africa. Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia, the United States and Wales were also represented.

Blue Corner

Gonçalves started competing as an amateur MMA fighter in 2014. He made his successful professional MMA debut in 2016.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marked Gonçalves’s Brave CF debut. He previously competed in Extreme Fighting Championship Worldwide.

Red Corner

Magomedov made his successful professional MMA debut in 2017. He earned his first two wins in one event.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marked Magomedov’s third Brave CF bout. He previously competed in Alliance Fighting Championships.

Fight Result

Magomedov and Gonçalves competed in the featherweight division.

In the first round, Magomedov got an early takedown. In a heavy ground and pound in the second round, he oped a cut on Gonçalves.

After three five-minute rounds, the featherweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, the referee raised the hand of Magomedov, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

All of the three judges scored the bout 30-27 in favor of Magomedov. This allowed the Russian fighter to maintain his unblemished record.

Winning at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” improved Magomedov’s professional MMA record to 6 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Gonçalves now has 6 wins and 2 losses.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” Title Bouts

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]

Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, challenged reigning Brave CF Welterweight Champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan in the main event. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]

Check all the official results on Conan Daily.

Egypt vs England: Ahmed Amir, Sam Patterson fight at ‘Brave 23: Pride and Honor’ in Jordan

Ahmed Amir, Sam Patterson

Egypt and England 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 Jordan.

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. The second bout of the evening was between Ahmed “The Butcher” Amir, 28, of Egypt and Sam Patterson, 22, of England.

Amir was one of the two fighters who represented Egypt at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” while Patterson solely represented England. Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, the United States and Wales were also represented.

Blue Corner

Amir made his successful professional MMA debut in 2011. He joined Brave CF in 2016.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marked Amir’s sixth Brave CF bout. He previously competed in Desert Force MMA.

Red Corner

Patterson made his successful professional MMA debut in 2017. In the same year, he joined Brave CF.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marked Patterson’s second Brave CF bout. He previously competed in Super Fight League, Rise of Champions MMA and Killacam Promotions, among others.

Fight Result

Amir and Patterson competed in the lightweight division.

In the first round, Amir dominated on the ground and almost submitted Patterson via rear-naked choke. They entertained the crowd with ground and clinch fighting in the second round.

After three five-minute rounds, the lightweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, the official result was a split draw.

The first judge scored it 28-28. The second judge scored it 29-28 in favor of Amir and the third judge scored it 29-27 in favor of Patterson.

Amir now has 9 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw. Patterson now has 4 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” Title Bouts

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]

Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, challenged reigning Brave CF Welterweight Champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan in the main event. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]

Check all the official results on Conan Daily.

Iraq vs Egypt: Hassan Talal, Mohammad Aly fight at ‘Brave 23: Pride and Honor’ in Jordan

Hassan Talal, Mohammad Aly

Iraq and Egypt 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 Jordan.

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. The first bout of the evening was between undefeated MMA fighters Hassan Talal of Iraq and Mohammad “MVP” Aly of Egypt.

Talal was one of the two fighters who represented Iraq at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” while Aly was one of the two fighter who represented Egypt. Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, the United States and Wales were also represented.

Blue Corner

Aly made his successful professional MMA debut in 2015. He earned three wins in 2016 and two wins in 2017 and went on hiatus in 2018.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marked Aly’s Brave CF debut. He is the former Arabic Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion.

Red Corner

Talal made his successful professional MMA debut in 2016 and in the same year, he earned his second win. He went on hiatus from 2017 to 2018.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marked Talal’s Brave CF debut. He previously competed in Desert Force MMA.

Fight Result

Talal and Aly competed in the featherweight division. The audience saw a lot of clinching and high kicks in the first round.

The referee put a stop to the featherweight contest in the second round. Talal knocked out Aly, marking the first professional MMA loss of the Egyptian contender.

Winning at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” improved Talal’s professional MMA record to 3 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Aly now has 5 wins and 1 loss.

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” Title Bouts

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]

Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, challenged reigning Brave CF Welterweight Champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan in the main event. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]

Check all the official results on Conan Daily.

Brave CF athlete Jose Torres congratulates Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s Bahrain Olympic Committee president appointment

Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad al Khalifa (© Brave Combat Federation)
Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad al Khalifa (© Brave Combat Federation)

Brave Combat Federation flyweight contender Jose “Shorty” Torres, 26, of the United States is one of the mixed martial artists who recently congratulated His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa on his new role in the Olympics. The Bahraini prince was appointed as the president of the Bahrain Olympic Committee.

“I’m at the airport heading to Amman, Jordan for ‘Brave 23’ but I wanted to give a huge shoutout to Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa for now being elected the president of the Bahrain Olympic Committee,” Torres stated. “That’s amazing. I’ve seen what you’ve been able to do with Brave, KHK MMA, KHK Heroes and so many other things…”

“You’re more than deserving for this job,” Torres said to Al Khalifa. “You’re trying to showcase the sport of MMA and highlighting all sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and show that the Kingdom is a force to be reckoned with in the athletic field. See you soon!”

For the last three years, Al Khalifa has committed to the development of the sport also at amateur level by helping to bring the world championships to Bahrain and increasing its popularity. He built the KHK MMA team and founded Brave Combat Federation, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Bahrain and Torres has been one of the biggest enthusiasts of the prince’s work in MMA.

Early in Torres’s professional career, he represented KHK MMA and captured titles in other promotions before officially joining Brave CF in 2018. Before rising in the professional ranks, he was first spotted at the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation world amateur championships where he won two gold medals.

On April 19, 2019, Torres will make his Brave CF debut at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan. He will compete in the flyweight division against undefeated fighter Amir “The Prince” Albazi, 25, of Sweden, who is also a promotional debutante.

Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Torres and his family: