BRAVE CF

Founded by Bahrain’s royal family’s Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, BRAVE Combat Federation has emerged as a leading MMA promotion in the Middle East.

The promotion has had some of its best successes of late, with high-profile events taking place in countries like Sweden, Romania, Slovenia, Saudi Arabia, and BRAVE’s native Bahrain in recent months.

On a global scale, BRAVE has also seen several of its longtime fighters – including Khamzat Chimaev, Mounir Lazzez, and Ottman and Abu Azaitar, among others – sign with, and excel in, the UFC.ย 

Below are divisional rankings for the promotion generated by the MMA-Prospects team, led by contributors Gary Friel and former BRAVE CF matchmaker Yousef Nasar.

These rankings were and are compiled and maintained in the spirit of meritocracy. Fighters are graded on their standing within the promotion and recent outings, with an emphasis on the standing and quality of their opposition and their in-cage performances.

Head-to-head fight results are weighted heavily.

These rankings are current as of November 27, 2020, and will be updated as BRAVE CF continues to promote events, sign new fighters, and remove fighters from the roster.

Flyweight – 125 pounds / 57 kilos

A promotional graphic highlighting the BRAVE CF flyweight Grand Prix. Credit: BRAVE CF
FighterNationalityRecordBRAVE RecordLast Fight
1. Jose Torres๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (USA)9-1-11-0-1D, Santella
2. Zach Makovsky๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (USA)21-91-0W, Alkhasov
3. Velimurad Alkhasov๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia)7-13-1W, de Queiroz
4. Sean Santella๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (USA)23-7-10-1-1D, Torres
5. Marcel Adur๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil)14-54-1W, Derik
6. Abdul Hussien๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (Finland)7-13-1W, DeBeer
7. Flavio de Queiroz๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil)12-31-1L, Alkhasov
8. Dansheel Moodley๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (South Africa)6-22-1W, Larsson
9. Hussain Maki๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ (Bahrain)4-34-2L, Zaharovs
10. Jomar Pa-ac๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ (Phillipines)6-23-1W, Behuria

Bantamweight – 135 pounds / 61 kilos

BRAVE CF bantamweight champion Stephen Loman (right) is congratulated by UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (left). Credit: BRAVE CF
FighterNationalityRecordBRAVE RecordLast Fight
1. Stephen Loman (c)๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ (Phillipines)14-26-0W, Sanoudakis
2. Matehus Nicolau๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil)15-2-11-0W, Efrain
3. Kasum Kasumov๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia)13-12-0W, Kostov
4. Hamza Kooheji๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ (Bahrain)10-27-1W, Zhunusov
5. Daniel Santos๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil)10-11-0w, Gandolfi
6. Jeremy Pacatiw๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ (Phillipines)10-46-4W, Efrain
7. Matiss Zaharovs๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป (Latvia)4-02-0W, Tipsaev
8. Mohammad Farhad๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ (India)11-33-1W, Vyas
9. Louie Sanoudakis๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (Canada)8-22-1L, Loman
10. Bair Shtepin

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (Kazakhstan)

9-31-0W, Pereira

Featherweight – 145 pounds / 66 kilos

BRAVE CF 40: Machaev dominates Yousaf, takes next step towards  Featherweight title shot
Mochamed Machaev (right) throws a right hand in a winning effort that placed him atop the featherweight ladder. Credit: BRAVE CF
FighterNationalityRecordBRAVE RecordLast Fight
1. Mochamed Machaev๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น (Austria)10-13-0W, Yousaf
2. Akhmed Shervaniev๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia)15-1-12-1W, Popal
3. Anzor Abdulkhozhaev๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia)11-12-0W, Davoodi
4. Tae Kyun Kim๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท (South Korea)7-02-0W, Chavez
5. Nursultan Rakhmanberdiev๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ (Kyrgyzstan)10-01-0W, Sapargaliev
6. Islam Abdyrazakov๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ (Kyrgyzstan)6-01-0W, Mashrapov
7. Abdulatip Magomedov๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia)5-01-0W, Al-Mudhyan
8. Elias Boudegzdame
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
(Algeria)
16-63-2W, Arnett
9. Mehmosh Raza๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ (Pakistan)10-42-1W, Murrie
10. Shoaib Yousaf๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง (England)7-21-1L, Machaev

Lightweight – 155 pounds / 70.3 kilos

Newly-crowned BRAVE lightweight champion Amin Ayoub poses with his title. Credit: BRAVE CF
FighterNationalityRecordBRAVE RecordLast Fight
1. Amin Ayoub (c)๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท (France)15-45-0W, Silva
2. Cleiton Silva๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil)14-33-1L, Ayoub
3. Luan Santiago๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil)15-45-2W, Gadzhiev
4. Rolando Dy๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ (Phillipines)14-9, 1 NC3-1, 1 NCW, Brewin
5. Sam Patterson๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง (England)6-1-12-0-1W, Silva
6. Lucas Martins๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil)20-52-2L, Jenkins
7. John Brewin๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (New Zealand)6-24-2L, Dy
8. Felipe Silva๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil)9-41-2L, Patterson
9. Alex Martinez๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ (Paraguay)6-0, 1 NC2-0, 1 NCW, Mounir
10. Abdysalam Kubanychiev๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ (Kyrgyzstan)16-32-0W, Askerov

Super Lightweight – 165 pounds / 75 kilos

How Eldar Eldarov met Khabib Nurmagomedov's father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov  โ€“ CONAN Daily
BRAVE super lightweight champion Eldar Eldarov (left) poses with the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, his coach and the father of his former foe, Khaib. Credit: CONAN Daily.
FighterNationalityRecordBRAVE RecordLast Fight
1. Eldar Eldarov (c)๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia)12-14-0W, Lazzez
2. Ahmed Amir๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ (Egypt)11-3-14-2-1W, Cowley
3. Issa Isakov๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช (Belgium)6-12-0W, Chan
4. Flavio Serafim๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil)6-22-0W, Al-Khatib
5. Leonardo Mafra๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil)15-51-1W, Chan
6. Dumar Roa๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด (Colombia)15-82-1W, Entwistle
7. Djamil Chan๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ (Netherlands)15-81-4L, Isakov
8. Gadzhimusa Gadzhiev๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia)9-63-4L, Santiago
9. Cian Cowley๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช (Ireland)2-52-4L, Amir
10. Joรฃo Paulo Rodrigues๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil)39-20-20-1L, Kubanychiev

Welterweight – 170 pounds / 77 kilos

Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi: Made in Jordan - ArabsMMA
BRAVE welterweight champion Jarrah Al-Silawi (top) lands ground and pound on an opponent. Credit: BRAVE CF
FighterNationalityRecordBRAVE RecordLast Fight
1. Jarrah Al-Silawi (c)๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด (Jordan)15-38-1W, van Suijdam
2. Abdoul Abdouraguimov๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia)12-15-1W, Glismann
3. Kevin Ruart๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ (Switzerland)9-32-0W, Surdu
4. Benoit Saint-Denis๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท (France)6-0, 1 NC2-0, 1 NCW, Saeed
5. Akhmed Magomedov๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia)7-0, 1 NC3-0, 1 NCW, Badakhshi
6. Carl Booth๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง (England)9-4, 1 NC3-3, 1 NCL, Abdouraguimov
7. Ibrahim Manรฉ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท (France)8-31-1W, Jacobsson
8. Louis Glismann๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ (Denmark)7-21-2L, Abdouraguimov
9. David Jacobsson๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (Sweden)8-32-1L, Manรฉ
10. Giannis Bachar๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท (Greece)6-21-0W, Habdi

Middleweight – 185 pounds / 84 kilos

BRAVE CF 41 RESULTS - Mohammad Fakhreddine is the new world champion
BRAVE middleweight champion Mohammad Fakhreddine receives his title. Credit: BRAVE CF
FighterNationalityRecordBRAVE RecordLast Fight
1. Mohammad Fakhreddine (c)๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง (Lebanon)14-45-3W, Pereira
2. Ikram Aliskerov๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia)10-19-1W, Tiuliulin
3. Daniel Pereira๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil)9-32-1L, Fakhreddine
4. Mosrafa Rashed Neda๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช (United Arab Emirates)7-32-0W, Fontes
5. Mzwandile Hlongwa๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (South Africa)6-12-1W, Schober
6. Chad Hanekom๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (South Africa)6-22-2L, Pereira
7. Melvin van Suijdam๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ (Netherlands)11-60-1L, Al-Siwali
8. Miro Jurkoviฤ‡๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ (Serbia)10-30-1L, Gustafsson Berg
9. Diego Gonzalez๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (Sweden)20-140-1L, Aliskerov
10. Vasile Suprovici๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ (Moldova)3-31-0W, Kopaei

Light Heavyweight – 205 pounds / 93 kilos

VIDEO] Anton Turkalj pรฅ Bulldog Media Fight Night 2 | ASKARI FIGHTER -  Askari
Sweden’s Anton Turkalj lands ground and pound. Credi: Bulldog Media.
FighterNationalityRecordBRAVE RecordLast Fight
1. Mohamed Said Maalem๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ (Switzerland)11-32-0W, Kralj
2. Anton Turkalj๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (Sweden)6-02-0W, Aslan
3. Todd Stoute๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น (Trinidad and Tobago)11-62-1W, Constantinov
4. Nurlan Toktobakiev๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ (Kyrgyzstan)13-4-10-1L, Guskov
5. Jakob Nedoh๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (Slovenia)3-11-0W, Sedoglavic
6. Ibo Aslan๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น (Austria)8-10-1L, Turkalj
7. Murtaza Talha Ali๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ (Bahrain)1-01-0W, Litvin
8. Athanasios Herkeletzis๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท (Greece)3-20-1L, Turkalj
9. Zarko Sedoglavic๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ (Serbia)2-10-1L, Nedoh

Heavyweight – 265 pounds / 120 kilos

Mike Azab vs Luka Podkrajsek - WFC, World Freefight Challenge Slovenia
BRAVE heavyweight champion Luka Podkrajsek scores a victory in WLF. Credit: Sio1Net.
FighterNationalityRecordBRAVE RecordLast Fight
1. Luka Podkrajsek (c)๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (Slovenia)4-01-0W, Vasiฤ‡
2. Zvonimir Kralj๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (Sweden)7-42-1L, Maalem
3. Irman Smajiฤ‡๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (Sweden)3-01-0W, Aktas
4. Viktor Vasiฤ‡๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ (Bosnia and Herzegovina)6-40-1L, Podkrajsek
5. Mandeep Singh๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ (India)2-20-1W, Beech
6. Fatih Aktas๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท (Turkey)5-50-2L, Kralj