After Muhammad Mokaev submitted Jamie Kelly last October and improved his BRAVE CF record to 2-0, with a pro record of 4-0, many kept asking what would be next for the two-time amateur world champion. Well, it seems that Mokaev himself has the answer – and his eyes are set on another IMMAF gold medalist.
“The Punisher” took to social media to call out his next target: Finland’s Abdul “ABBA” Hussein. In his post, Mokaev mentioned that, despite the ongoing Flyweight World Championship Tournament at BRAVE CF, the bout would be the best match-up available in the 57kg division.
“I believe this is the number 1 fight in the BRAVE CF Flyweight Division. The best fight outside of the tournament. I respect this guy (Hussein) but this is my division!”, he wrote.
Mokaev’s arguments are strong, indeed. He holds an undefeated amateur record of 23-0 and won his four professional bouts in dominant fashion. The Dagestani-British fighter is widely regarded as the best junior fighter in the world, pound-for-pound and made an effortless transition to professional mixed martial arts, establishing himself as a star immediately.
Abdul Hussein’s impact on the amateur scene is no smaller, though. ABBA won the IMMAF World Championship and finished his amateur career with a perfect 10-0 record. As a pro, he boasts a 7-1 record and is currently on a three-win streak inside BRAVE Combat Federation. Could a duel between two historic figures of the amateur MMA scene be next?
Mokaev calls out Hussein over Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/p/CKbv6adgZn-/