BRAVE Combat Federation will return to Russia on November 6 to host another electrifying live event—this time around in the bustling city of Rostov-on-Don. From top to bottom, the 11-bout card is loaded with some of the best mixed martial artists on the planet. As the much-awaited extravaganza draws near, fans across the globe share their thoughts on one of the most anticipated contests at BRAVE CF 55.
In the main event, hometown favorite Ali “The King Puncher” Bagautinov is set to lock horns with Jose “Shorty” Torres of the United States in the last semifinal match-up of the BRAVE Flyweight World Title Tournament. According to the latest fan poll conducted on the organization’s official website, 70 percent of the fans believe that the American dynamo will have his hand raised in triumph against Bagautinov.
The 29-year-old native of Chicago, Illinois previously held the flyweight and bantamweight belts in a North American promotion He was also a champion in the amateur ranks, winning the 135-pound category at the IMMAF World Championships two years in a row.
Replicating the same success on the global stage is the next target of Torres, but it will be no easy task as Bagautinov has been in the game for more than a decade and has a wealth of fight experience on his resume.
Aside from that, Bagautinov will have his countrymen behind him on fight night, which will most likely put pressure on Torres to perform to the best of his ability. The winner of the said encounter will earn a seat in the tourney finals to square off with the highly-touted Velimurad Alkhasov to determine the first-ever BRAVE CF Flyweight World Champion at a yet-to-be-announced event.