Former Brave Combat Federation Lightweight World Champion Abdul-Kareem “Pride of Palestine” Al-Selwady has a date with destiny later tonight, November 15, and he believes that a statement win will send a message across the featherweight division on how serious he is on dominating his new weight class.
Al-Selwady will face Dumar “Corazon de leon” Roa of Columbia in a three-round featherweight affair at BRAVE CF 29, which takes place at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain.
This will be Al-Selwady first trip to the 145 lbs. weight class since joining the Bahrain-based promotion and he is fired up about testing his skills against the world’s best of the division, but more than that, the 24-year-old would like to show that he is currently at his best form.
“This is my first time competing back in featherweight in the last 5 years. I’m feeling confident right now and I believe this is the perfect weight class for me,” said Al-Selwady
After collecting his only loss in his Brave Combat Federation campaign in his World Title defense against Luan Santiago of Brazil at BRAVE CF 23 in Jordan last April, the Fortis MMA representative looks to bounce back strong and end his 2019 campaign on top.
“I’ve been preparing a lot for this fight, especially that this is my comeback fight. I worked every aspect of my game for this fight,” said Al-Selwady
“I’m going to take this fight wherever it needs to go for me to get the finish. I’m coming back to make a statement on this fight,” he added.
With couple of hours to go before his return to the Brave Combat Federation stage, Al-Selwady shared that he is now all set and ready to perform at his best.
“This will be a high-pace fight, there will be a lot of blood and violence on Friday night. I’m not just promising a good striking or ground game contest but I promise violence,” Al-Selwady shared
Despite Al-Selwady’s intentions and motivations to win are already set, it won’t change the fact that he will still be facing a dangerous Columbian who is also looking to end the year strong after failing to capture the win in his Brave Combat Federation debut last September.
But for the “Pride of Palestine,” regardless of Roa’s intentions, he is unfazed and would gladly to test his might against his Columbian counterpart.
“There will be a lot of hitting on Friday night, you always see that on all of my fights, win or lose you guys will be witnessing a violent match,” he ended.