After wins over Pacatiw and Pitpitunge, Al Daaja aims to take out Loman after Brave 20

Jalal Al Daaja will return to Brave Combat Federation after a break to compete in Brave 20 taking place in Hyderabad, India. Al Daaja will face an uphill battle as he clashes with the local hero and undefeated bantamweight sensation, Kantaraj Agasa. Agasa is undefeated in his previous 10 bouts and holds a perfect record of 10-0-0. A national Judo champion, Kantaraj overcame odds to become one of the most respected athletes in the Indian MMA scene. The bout marks one of the biggest challenges for the Jordanian bantamweight who had won his previous two appearances with Brave Combat Federation.

Al Daaja faced two of the upcoming stars from Team Lakay in his previous appearances. He came out with first-round finishes against both the fighters from Team Lakay. Al Daaja won by TKO against Pacatiw during Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions held in Bahrain, while he submitted Pitpitunge during Brave 10 held in Amman, Jordan. After the wins, he called out Loman. However, the world champion went ahead to face the bantamweight world championship title contender, Frans Mlambo and subsequently Felipe Efrain. With Loman coming up with dominating wins over Mlambo and Efrain, a win is crucial for the Jordanian to get a step closer to his dream fight for the world championship.

“I have taken out two of the teammates of the current world champion. By 2019, I aim to bring the third world championship gold to the Kingdom of Jordan by winning the bantamweight championship. After winning against some big names, my focus will be to face Stephen Loman for the world championship title. I am dedicating these days to bring the best version of myself in each bout”, said Al Daaja.

Currently, Jalal Al Daaja is training in the camp that is home for the reigning welterweight world champion of Brave Combat Federation, Jarrah Al Selawe and the Jordanian Middleweight powerhouse who will soon debut at Brave 21 in Saudi Arabia, Hashem Arkagha.

“2018 had been a year for Jordan. The fighters who had started training in Jordan using the facilities available have climbed the global mixed martial arts scene. With Jarrah Al Selawe conquering the world championship a new era has begun. I know that I will be fighting a national hero in India. He has a 10-0 record. I am not afraid and the records don’t count when the cage doors are shut. I will prove that it is the fighter’s quality that matters over the records”, added Al Daaja.


Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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