Muhammad “The Punisher” Mokaev has been through the wringer, facing BRAVE Combat Federation’s toughest talents at both flyweight and bantamweight.
For the fifth time under the global promotion’s banner, a tough test awaits him in the form of Ireland’s Blaine O’Driscoll. Both men are scheduled to lock horns in the co-feature attraction of BRAVE CF 54, which emanates live from Konin, Poland on September 25th in association with Galana Exclusive Championship.
O’Driscoll poses to be a tall order for Mokaev on paper as the Irishman owns a 9-4 standing with a 78 percent finishing rate. Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds, the Manchester, England-based Dagestan welcomes the challenge with open arms.
“All guys want to come and smash me. They are all calling me out because they saw my previous fights and they believe they could take me down because someone took me down,” he said.
“I’m the most difficult opponent stylistically for fighters in this division I’m in, I believe. I’m the type of fighter who can fight anywhere. Ground or stand-up, I don’t care.”
With that said, it is clear that Mokaev is confident and prepared to face all comers in the organization, including the eventual winner of the BRAVE CF Flyweight World Title Tournament.
The tourney is near its grand finale as Ali “The King Puncher” Bagautinov is penciled to take on Jose “Shorty” Torres in the last semi-final matchup at an event yet to be announced—with the victor moving on to battle Velimurad Alkhasov in the championship round.