Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: Abdullah Al-Qahtani, Islam Reda fight at ‘Brave 21: Saudi Arabia’ in Jeddah

Abdullah Al-Qahtani, Mohammed Shahid, Islam Reda
Abdullah Al-Qahtani, Mohammed Shahid, Islam Reda

Saudi Arabia and Egypt were among the 11 countries represented at the Brave Combat Federation event “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” held on December 28, 2018 at the King Abdullah Sports City Indoor Sports Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is the final event of the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion in 2018.

Featuring 10 MMA bouts, “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” is the first Brave CF event to be held in Saudi Arabia. In the eighth bout of the evening, Abdullah Al-Qahtani of Saudi Arabia faced Islam “The Egyptian Zombie” Reda of Egypt.

Blue Corner

Born in Egypt on December 16, 1993, Reda is training out of Saracens Team in Cairo, Egypt.

“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” marked Reda’s Brave CF debut. He was the only fighter who represented Egypt in the event.

Red Corner

Al-Qahtani was coming out of his successful professional MMA debut. He defeated “Al Blouishi” Abdullah Muhammad Ali Musalim of the United Arab Emirates via unanimous decision.

“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” marked Al-Qahtani’s Brave CF debut. Three fighters represented Saudi Arabia in the even namely Al-Qahtani, Ahmad Makki and Mostafa Rashed Neda.

Fight Result

Al-Qahtani and Reda competed in the featherweight division. After three five-minute rounds, the bout was put in the hands of the judges.

In the end, the judges scored the bout 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28. The referee raised the hand of Al-Qahtani, who was declared the winner via split decision.

“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Gadzhimusa “Deadshot” Gadzhiev of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia faced Rami “The Russian” Hamed of Beirut, Lebanon in the welterweight division. The Lebanese fighter knocked out his Dagestani opponent in the first round.

In the main event, Marat Magomedov of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia and Jeremy “JBC” Kennedy of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada battled it out in the featherweight division. The Canadian contender knocked out his Dagestani opponent in the third round.

Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Russia and Syria were also represented at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia.” Check the complete results here.

Pakistan vs Saudi Arabia: Najam Khan, Mostafa Rashed Neda fight at ‘Brave 21: Saudi Arabia’ in Jeddah

Najam Khan, Mohammed Shahid, Mostafa Rashed Neda
Najam Khan, Mohammed Shahid, Mostafa Rashed Neda

Saudi Arabia and Syria were among the 11 countries represented at the Brave Combat Federation event “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” held on December 28, 2018 at the King Abdullah Sports City Indoor Sports Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is the final event of the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion in 2018.

Featuring 10 MMA bouts, “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” is the first Brave CF event to be held in Saudi Arabia. In the fourth bout of the evening, Najam Khan of Pakistan faced Mostafa Rashed Neda of Saudi Arabia.

Blue Corner

Born in Saudi Arabia, Neda has been competing professionally since 2013. He previously competed in Desert Force and Phoenix Fighting Championship.

“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” marked Neda’s Brave CF debut. Three hometown heroes competed in the event namely Neda, Ahmad Makki and Abdullah Al-Qahtani.

Red Corner

Born in Pakistan on March 13, 1988, Khan is training out of Team Fight Fortress in Islamabad, Pakistan. When he made his professional MMA debut on October 27, 2018 at “Brave 17: Pakistan,” he submitted Mohammad Wasim of Afghanistan via ninja choke.

“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” marked Khan’s second Brave CF bout. He was the only fighter who represented Pakistan in the event.

Fight Result

Khan and Neda competed in a catch weight of 90 kg. The referee put a stop to the contest in the first round when the Saudi Arabian fighter knocked out his Pakistani opponent.

It was a redemptive win for Neda who was coming out of two consecutive losses. Winning at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” improved his professional MMA record to 5 wins and 3 losses.

On the other hand, it was Khan’s first MMA loss. He now holds a professional MMA record of 1 win and 1 loss.

“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Gadzhimusa “Deadshot” Gadzhiev of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia faced Rami “The Russian” Hamed of Beirut, Lebanon in the welterweight division. The Lebanese fighter knocked out his Dagestani opponent in the first round.

In the main event, Marat Magomedov of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia and Jeremy “JBC” Kennedy of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada battled it out in the featherweight division. The Canadian contender knocked out his Dagestani opponent in the third round.

Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Japan, Lebanon, Russia and Syria were also represented at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia.” Check the complete results here.

Saudi Arabia v Syria: Ahmad Makki, Mohammed Doghani fight at ‘Brave 21: Saudi Arabia’ in Jeddah

'Brave 21: Saudi Arabia' fight card

Saudi Arabia and Syria were among the 11 countries represented at the Brave Combat Federation event “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” held on December 28, 2018 at the King Abdullah Sports City Indoor Sports Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is the final event of the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion in 2018.

Featuring 10 MMA bouts, “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” is the first Brave CF event to be held in Saudi Arabia. In the first bout of the evening, Ahmad Makki of Saudi Arabia faced Mohammed Doghani of Syria.

Makki was originally set to battle it out against Mohamed Gamal of Egypt. However, the latter did not make weight during the weigh-ins and was replaced by Doghani.

Blue Corner

Doghani made his professional MMA debut at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia.” He was the only fighter who represented Syria.

Red Corner

Three hometown heroes competed at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” namely Makki, Mostafa Rashed Neda and Abdullah Al-Qahtani. It marked the respective Brave CF debuts of the three fighters.

Fight Result

Makki and Doghani competed in a catch weight of 69 kg. The referee put a stop to the bout in the first round when the Saudi Arabian contender submitted his Syrian opponent via north/south choke.

This is the first win of Makki, who previously competed in Desert Force and Phoenix Fighting Championship. Winning at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” improved his professional MMA record to 1 win, 3 losses and 1 draw while Doghani now has 0 win and 1 loss.

“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Gadzhimusa “Deadshot” Gadzhiev of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia faced Rami “The Russian” Hamed of Beirut, Lebanon in the welterweight division. The Lebanese fighter knocked out his Dagestani opponent in the first round.

In the main event, Marat Magomedov of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia and Jeremy “JBC” Kennedy of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada battled it out in the featherweight division. The Canadian contender knocked out his Dagestani opponent in the third round.

Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Russia were also represented at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia.” Check the complete results here.