BRAVE CF 77 Two massive world title showdowns kick off BRAVE International Combat Week
Oct 28, 2023
Two huge championship fights have been announced for BRAVE CF 77, which takes place on December 5, at the Khalifa Sports City Arena, in Isa Town, Bahrain.
In the main event of BRAVE CF 77, Lightweight world champion Abdisalam Kubanychbek defends his title against former titleholder Lucas ''Mineiro'' Martins, while Super Welterweight king Marcin Bandel battles top contender Kamal Magomedov with his gold belt on the line.
BRAVE CF 77 is one of three pro events that make up the last 2023 edition of the BRAVE International Combat Week, the biggest combat sports festival in the world.
After rattling off back-to-back TKO/KO wins in BRAVE CF, Martins has all the confidence in the world going into a huge clash for the title. The former titleholder, a BRAVE CF legend, will look to become the first-ever two-time Lightweight champion in the company, but will have to do something no man has done yet - beat Abdisalam Kubanychbek in the BRAVE CF arena.
Undefeated since joining BRAVE CF, Kubanychbek won the interim title at BRAVE CF 59 when he beat Olzhas Eskaraev in a gruelling five-round fight and then became the lineal titleholder by beating training partner Kamil Magomedov in one of 2023's finest fights. The Kyrgyz champion is riding a 13-fight undefeated streak (12 wins and one No Contest) and is eager to become the first-ever BRAVE CF lineal Lightweight champion to successfully defend his title.
In the co-main event. Polish sensation Marcin Bandel will look to maintain his status as the number one 175-pounder on the planet when he defends his Super Welterweight throne against undefeated finishing machine Kamal Magomedov. Two of the division's best grapplers, this promises to be one of the best fights of 2023.
Bandel shocked the world last year when he knocked down Ismail Naurdiev and then submitted him with an armbar to capture the vacant Super Welterweight world title. It was Bandel's third straight BRAVE CF victory, and earned the champion the Polish MMA Sub of The Year award.
''Bomba'' will now face 10-0 Russian sensation Kamal Magomedov, a ruthless finisher, who has never seen the judges' scorecards, with two BRAVE CF finishes, a TKO over Olli Santalahti, and an armbar submission against Vitaly Tverdokhlebov.