Brave Combat Federation conducted the official weigh-ins ahead of Brave 18 at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Bahrain on 15th November. Joe Taimanglo and Velimurad Alkhasov missed the weight, while Djamil Chan and Lucas Santiago will face in a mutually agreed catchweight bout. Alkhasov will still compete in the title fight under the stipulation that only Marcel Adur will be able to win the world championship in case of a victory. The public weigh-ins were attended by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Lucas Mineiro from Brazil will defend the lightweight championship for the first time against Against Abdul Kareem Al Selwady from Palestine. Also defending the bantamweight world championship will be Stephen Loman from Philippines who will face Felipe Efrain. American Mixed Martial Artist, Sean O’Malley who competes in the Bantamweight division of Ultimate Fighting Championship and has a perfect ten win streak in his professional career attended the public weigh-ins.
Jose “Shorty” Torres will be the guest commentator for the flyweight fight between Velimurad Alkhasov and Marcel Adur. The fight night will take place at the Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town on 16th November. The gates will open from 04:30 PM.
Lucas Mineiro (c) (70.1 Kg) vs. Abdul Kareem Al Selwady (70 Kg) – Lightweight championship bout
Abdul Rakhman Dudaev (61.69 Kg) vs. Joe Taimanglo (67.1 Kg) – Bantamweight bout
Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (66.1 Kg) vs. Robert Emerson (66 Kg) – Featherweight bout
Stephen Loman (c) (61.1 Kg) vs. Felipe Efrain (61.3 Kg) – Bantamweight championship bout
Marcel Adur (56.6 Kg) vs. Velimurad Alkhasov (58.8 Kg) – Flyweight championship bout
Hussain Ayad (56.8 Kg) vs. Hassan Abo Ali (56.5 Kg) – Flyweight bout
Akhmed Sheraniev (66.1 Kg) vs. Antonio Carlos Ribeiro (66 Kg) – Featherweight bout
Luan Santiago (73.7 Kg) vs. Djamil Chan (73.7 Kg) – Catchweight bout
Goyti Dazev (77.6 Kg) vs. Vasiliy Kurochkin (77.5 Kg) – Welterweight bout
Cian Cowley (72.3 Kg) vs. Hardeep Rai (72.7 Kg) – Catchweight bout
Anzor Abdulkhozjaev (66.2 Kg) vs. Nikolay Kondratuk (65.1 Kg) – Featherweight bout
Marko Kisic (77.3 Kg) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (77.5 Kg) – Welterweight bout