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

Germany vs Finland: Ottman Azaitar, Teemu Packalen fight at ‘UFC 242’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ottman Azaitar, Teemu Packalen

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC 242”
  • Venue: The Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Date: September 7, 2019

Countries represented

Fighters

Brazil

  1. Carlos Diego Ferreira
  2. Davi “The Tasmanian Devil” Ramos
  3. Edson “Junior” Barboza

Canada

  1. Nordine Taleb

England

  1. Lerone “The Miracle” Murphy

Finland

  1. Teemu Packalen

France

  1. Fares “Smile Killer” Ziam

Georgia

  1. Liana “Mgeli” Jojua

Germany

  1. Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar

Japan

  1. Takashi Sato

Morocco

  1. Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar

Russia

  1. Omari “Wolverine” Akhmedov
  2. Muslim “King of Kung Fu” Salikhov
  3. Zubaira “Warrior” Tukhugov
  4. Mairbek “Beckan” Taisumov
  5. Shamil “Abrek” Abdurakhimov
  6. Islam Makhachev
  7. Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov
 

Scotland

  1. Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood

South Africa

  1. Don “Magic Man” Madge

United States

  1. Zak Cummings
  2. Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad
  3. Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras
  4. Andrea “KGB” Lee
  5. Curtis “Razor” Blaydes
  6. Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder
  7. Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier


Bout #: 5 of 13
 

Blue Corner

  • Name: Teemu “Pacu” Packalén
  • Age: 32
  • Hometown: Turku, Finland
  • Gym: Primus Fight Team, Helsinki, Finland
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 8 wins, 2 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 1 win, 2 losses
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Thibault Gouti

Red Corner

  • Name: Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar
  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Cologne, Germany/ Rabat, Morocco
  • Gym: Jupps Fight Team, Cologne
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 11 wins, 0 loss
  • UFC record before fight night: 0 win, 0 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: N/A

Result

  • Division: Lightweight
  • Referee: Peter Hickmott
  • Winner: OTTMAN AZAITAR
  • Method: Knockout via Punch
  • Time and Round: 3:33 of Round 1

The main event of “UFC 242” was a UFC Lightweight Championship title unification bout between current champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, 30, of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia and interim champion Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, 30, of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States.

“UFC Fight Night 157” was the third UFC event to take place in Abu Dhabi. Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

Watch the full post-fight press conference here:

 

USA vs Japan: Belal Muhammad, Takashi Sato fight at ‘UFC 242’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Belal Muhammad, Takashi Sato

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC 242”
  • Venue: The Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Date: September 7, 2019

Countries represented

Fighters

Brazil

  1. Carlos Diego Ferreira
  2. Davi “The Tasmanian Devil” Ramos
  3. Edson “Junior” Barboza

Canada

  1. Nordine Taleb

England

  1. Lerone “The Miracle” Murphy

Finland

  1. Teemu Packalen

France

  1. Fares “Smile Killer” Ziam

Georgia

  1. Liana “Mgeli” Jojua

Germany

  1. Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar

Japan

  1. Takashi Sato

Morocco

  1. Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar

Russia

  1. Omari “Wolverine” Akhmedov
  2. Muslim “King of Kung Fu” Salikhov
  3. Zubaira “Warrior” Tukhugov
  4. Mairbek “Beckan” Taisumov
  5. Shamil “Abrek” Abdurakhimov
  6. Islam Makhachev
  7. Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov
 

Scotland

  1. Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood

South Africa

  1. Don “Magic Man” Madge

United States

  1. Zak Cummings
  2. Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad
  3. Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras
  4. Andrea “KGB” Lee
  5. Curtis “Razor” Blaydes
  6. Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder
  7. Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier

Bout #: 4 of 13 

Blue Corner

  • Name: Takashi Sato
  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Niigata, Japan
  • Gym: Tribe Tokyo MMA, Tokyo, Japan
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 15 wins, 2 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 1 win, 0 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Ben Saunders

Red Corner

  • Name: Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad
  • Age: 31
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Gym: Roufusport MMA Academy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 15 wins, 3 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 6 wins, 3 losses
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Augusto Montaño, Randy Brown, Jordan Mein, Tim Means, Chance Rencountre, Curtis Millender

Result

  • Division: Welterweight
  • Referee: Viacheslav Kiselev
  • Winner: BELAL MUHAMMAD
  • Method: Submission via Rear-Naked Choke
  • Time and Round: 1:55 of Round 3

The main event of “UFC 242” was a  UFC Lightweight Championship title unification bout between current champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, 30, of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia and interim champion Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, 30, of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States.

“UFC Fight Night 157” was the third UFC event to take place in Abu Dhabi. Watch the full post-fight press conference here: