Middle East-based BRAVE CF to return to Russia by end of 2021
- BRAVE CF will return to Russia towards the end of the year
- BRAVE CF started 2021 with an event in Russia, led by Eldar Eldarov
- The Bahrain-based promotion recently announced that it will introduce a FIFA-like system for MMA
Bahrain-based BRAVE CF has announced that it will hold a card in Russia towards the end of this year, hoping to complete the year as the company started it.
The promotion began its 2021 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) calendar with BRAVE CF 46 on January 16, with Eldar Eldarov’s successful defense of his welterweight title against Leonardo Mafra headlining.
The January card allowed the Russian public to see their greatest fighters in action.
Russian MMA legend Ali Bagautinov made his promotional debut against Oleg Lichkovakha, which he won by unanimous decision.
Bagautinov later announced he would join the BRAVE CF flyweight world title tournament, facing his fellow UFC veteran Dustin Ortiz at BRAVE CF 50 – another fight the Russian won by unanimous decision.
There are a ton of Russia’s best MMA fighters on BRAVE CF’s stacked list, such as Roman Bogatov, Ikram Aliskerov, Rustam Chsiev, Kasum Kasumov and Velimurad Alkhasov.
Further details on the promotion’s return to Russia will be announced in the coming weeks, mostly focused on which fighters will be on the card.
Besides Russia, the promotion has already held cards in 23 different countries. He visits his 24th country on Saturday September 25 when Konin, Poland, hosts the BRAVE CF 54.
BRAVE CF lightweight champion Amin Ayoub of France will defend his belt against Egypt’s Ahmed Amir in the main event.
BRAVE CF is one of the fastest growing MMA organizations in the world, thanks to its drive to create a sustainable ecosystem that will help promote and develop the sport.
Meanwhile, the team recently announced that they plan to establish a FIFA-like club system on the European football scene.
BRAVE CF believes that having an MMA specific club system will work extremely well for all parties involved.