Mohammed “The Latest” Fakhreddine is one of the most important names in the Middle Eastern MMA scene. A true pioneer in the region, Fakhreddine held titles in the regional level before joining BRAVE CF and capturing a world title. Now, the Lebanese superstar aims to write history once more, becoming the first Middle Eastern fighter to earn a double-champion status, and the first one to do so in BRAVE Combat Federation, as he takes on Mohamed Said Maalen at BRAVE CF 52.
But Fakhreddine aspirations are threatened by the man across the cage, French-Swiss powerhouse Said Maalem. Speaking with the BRAVE CF crew prior to the biggest fight of his career, “L’Ambiance”, as he’s also known as, acknowledged the importance of the upcoming fight and how the stakes are higher than ever, but made sure to state he won’t let Fakhreddine’s fairytale come to a happy ending.
“Fakhreddine’s dream is to become a double champion, and he is allowed to dream. Everyone dreams and wishes for things to come true but this dream won’t be easy for him to achieve. I will be his nightmare. I won’t let him achieve his dream”, Said Maalem said.
If the match is huge due to Fakhreddine’s potential historical moment, that also means that Mohamed Said Maalem will have a massive stage to showcase his talent, make a statement, and, why not, hit stardom himself.
Mohammed Fakhreddine vs Mohamed Said Maalem will serve as the main event of the evening for BRAVE CF 52: Bad Blood. The event will be held on August 1st, in Milan, Italy, in association with The Golden Cage.