It has been more than 12 months since Kasum Kasumov last stepped foot in the BRAVE Combat Federation cage, but he has never lost sight of his long-term goals in the sport of mixed martial arts.
Recovering from an injury that sidelined him for long, Kasumov is poised to make a big splash in his return to action.
He is set to collide with Mochamed “The Beast” Machaev at BRAVE CF 55, which emanates from Rostov-on-Don, Russia on November 6th in association with PRO FC.
The Russian submission artist has been turning heads since he made his promotional debut, forcing Rany Saadeh to tap with the rare Von Flue choke in the second round of their November 2019 clash before strangling Dimitar Kostov with a first-round arm-triangle choke in October 2020.
Kasumov could take another step towards the top prize at 135 pounds if he gets an impressive win over Machaev, who seeks his first win as a bantamweight after losing to Gamzat Magomedov via 54-second knockout at BRAVE CF 52: Bad Blood last August.
Despite being only one of many top Bantamweights going for a chance at the elusive world title, Kasum Kasumov is confident he can stand out from the pack and hopes a flawless performance against Machaev will get him near a title shot.
BRAVE CF 55 is headlined by a pivotal Flyweight Tournament Semi-Final bout between Jose “Shorty” Torres and Ali “Puncher King” Bagautinov and will be broadcasted live from Rostov-on-Don, Russia on Saturday November 6th at 1:00PM GMT