Brave Combat Federation hosted the public weigh-ins for Brave 17 in the presence of Mohammed Shahid, President of Brave Combat Federation. The event was held at the Raya Golf Club in Lahore, Pakistan. All the 20 fighters who are scheduled to compete in the fight card made weight.
The fight card features athletes from twelve nations including Brazil, France, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Russia, Ireland, Wales, Afghanistan, China, New Zealand and Egypt. Brave 17 is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
The fight night will take place on 27th October at the Nistar Sports Complex in Lahore, Pakistan. The event marks the first International mixed martial arts event hosted in Pakistan.
The main event features Rodrigo Cavalheiro from Brazil facing Abdoul Abdouraguimov from France. The bout is crucial to determine the future contender for the welterweight championship against Jarrah Al Selawe. In the co-main event Uloomi Karim from Team Fight Fortress, Pakistan will face Jeremy Pacatiw from Team Lakay, Philippines.
The fight card also features the return of IMMAF Gold medalist, Frans Mlambo facing Aidan James and yet another IMMAF gold medalist, Gamzat Magomedov facing South African National wrestling champion, JP Buys. Mehmosh Raza will make his promotional debut at Brave Combat Federation fighting against Arben Escayo.
In the undercard, Abbas Khan from KHK MMA will face Sikander Badar in an amateur welterweight bout in the opening bout. Najam Khan from Team Fight Fortress will make his debut at Brave Combat Federation against Mohammed Wasim. Haider Farman will have his third bout in Brave Combat Federation when he will face Ariel Oliveros in a strawweight bout.
Ahmed “The Butcher” Amir will make his return after his first loss in 5 years which ended his 7 fight win streak to face John Brewin. Yibugele, who is the first fighter in Brave Combat Federation under contract from China will face Zia Mashwani from Pakistan.
Brave Combat Federation has entered into a partnership with ARY, House of Rockville Pvt Ltd and MRG Pvt Ltd to bring the initiative to Pakistan. Brave 17 is also supported by GreenHill Sports who is the official merchandise partner for Brave Combat Federation. The fight night will be showcased live in Abu Dhabi Sports, ARY Sports, Brave TV, Fite TV, StarSat, VodaCom, Combate and B1B Sports in the respective territories. The event will be followed by the upcoming Brave International Combat Week 2018 featuring Brave 18 in the Kingdom of Bahrain in the month of November which is the largest combat sports event in Asia till date.
Official weigh-in results
Rodrigo Cavalheiro (77.6 Kg) vs. Abdoul Abdouraguimov (77 Kg) – (Welterweight)
Jeremy Pacatiw (61.1 Kg) vs. Uloomi Kareem (61.2 Kg) – (Bantamweight)
J P Buys (61.2 Kg) vs. Gamzat Magomedov (61 Kg) – (Bantamweight)
Mehmosh Raza (66.3 Kg) vs. Arben Escayo (66.2 Kg) – (Featherweight)
Frans Mlambo (60.8 Kg) vs. Aidan James (61.7 Kg) – (Bantamweight)
Yibugele (66.1 Kg) vs. Zia Mashwani (65.3 Kg) – (Featherweight)
Ahmed Amir (70.6 Kg) vs. John Brewin (70.4 Kg) – (Lightweight)
Haider Farman (52.4 Kg) vs. Ariel Oliveros (52.5 Kg) – (Strawweight)
Najam Khan (77.3 Kg) vs. Mohammed Wasim (76.1 Kg) – (Welterweight)
Abbas Khan (76 Kg) vs. Sikander Badar (76.4 Kg) – (Amateur Welterweight)