BRAVE CF 5: Booth and Mangat come out victorious in close fights
Apr 23, 2017
BRAVE Combat Federationâ€™s fifth installment in Mumbai, India was deemed a success, with Carl Booth and Gurdarshan Mangat both coming out with close wins in the two main event fights, over tough competitors Tahar Hadbi and Abdul Muneer, respectively.
According to Booth, his second win inside the BRAVE CF cage was enough to deserve a title shot next. Although â€œFast Handsâ€ started off with a bang, trying to corner â€œThe Bomberâ€, the Englishman slowly started to find his rhythm and stung his opponent repeatedly with leg kicks. Boothâ€™s victory means he improves to 8-1 in his MMA careeer. Hadbi, on the other hand, sees a three-fight winning streak snapped and his record now reads 13 wins with seven losses.
â€œI deserve my strap, and I think that was for the title. I should be champion by nowâ€, claimed â€œThe Bomberâ€ after a hard-fought win.
The co-main event of the evening featured a local rivalry and Gurdarshan Mangatâ€™s youth proved too much for Abdul Muneer, Indiaâ€™s Fighter of the Year for 2016. â€œSaint Lionâ€ and â€œThe Cutmanâ€, who brawled a day before during their staredown at the public weigh-ins, showed much more respect for each other once the fight started. But Mangatâ€™s wrestling-based gameplan kept Muneer at bay, and he now improves to 10 wins with only one defeat in his professional record.
Elsewhere on the card, there were impressive wins for former TUF Latin America fighter Alejandro Martinez, who finished Brazilâ€™s Paulo â€œBananadaâ€ with strikes and Mohammad Farhad, responsible for the greatest knockout of the night over Irfan Khan.
Braveâ€™s next show will be held on April 29th, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Make sure to tune in to Bravecf.com for all Brave related news.