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
Fighter Nationality Record BRAVE Record Last Fight
1. Jose Torres ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (USA) 9-1-1 1-0-1 D, Santella
2. Zach Makovsky ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (USA) 21-9 1-0 W, Alkhasov
3. Velimurad Alkhasov ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia) 7-1 3-1 W, de Queiroz
4. Sean Santella ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (USA) 23-7-1 0-1-1 D, Torres
5. Marcel Adur ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil) 14-5 4-1 W, Derik
6. Abdul Hussien ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (Finland) 7-1 3-1 W, DeBeer
7. Flavio de Queiroz ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil) 12-3 1-1 L, Alkhasov
8. Dansheel Moodley ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (South Africa) 6-2 2-1 W, Larsson
9. Hussain Maki ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ (Bahrain) 4-3 4-2 L, Zaharovs
10. Jomar Pa-ac ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ (Phillipines) 6-2 3-1 W, Behuria

Bantamweight – 135 pounds / 61 kilos

BRAVE CF bantamweight champion Stephen Loman (right) is congratulated by UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (left). Credit: BRAVE CF
Fighter Nationality Record BRAVE Record Last Fight
1. Stephen Loman (c) ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ (Phillipines) 14-2 6-0 W, Sanoudakis
2. Kasum Kasumov ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia) 13-1 2-0 W, Kostov
3. Hamza Kooheji ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ (Bahrain) 10-2 7-1 W, Zhunusov
4. Daniel Santos ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil) 10-1 1-0 w, Gandolfi
5. Jeremy Pacatiw ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ (Phillipines) 10-4 6-4 W, Efrain
6. Matiss Zaharovs ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป (Latvia) 4-0 2-0 W, Tipsaev
7. Mohammad Farhad ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ (India) 11-3 3-1 W, Vyas
8. Louie Sanoudakis ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (Canada) 8-2 2-1 L, Loman
9. Bair Shtepin

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (Kazakhstan)

9-3 1-0 W, Pereira
10. Bernardo Sopai

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ (Albania)

8-1 1-0 W, Ismail

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
Fighter Nationality Record BRAVE Record Last Fight
1. Mochamed Machaev ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น (Austria) 10-0 3-0 W, Yousaf
2. Akhmed Shervaniev ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia) 15-1-1 2-1 W, Popal
3. Anzor Abdulkhozhaev ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia) 11-1 2-0 W, Davoodi
4. Tae Kyun Kim ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท (South Korea) 7-0 2-0 W, Chavez
5. Nursultan Rakhmanberdiev ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ (Kyrgyzstan) 10-0 1-0 W, Sapargaliev
6. Islam Abdyrazakov ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ (Kyrgyzstan) 6-0 1-0 W, Mashrapov
7. Elias Boudegzdame
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
(Algeria)
16-7 3-2 L, Arnett
8. Mehmosh Raza ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ (Pakistan) 10-4 2-1 W, Murrie
9. Shoaib Yousaf ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง (England) 7-2 1-1 L, Machaev
10. Ulan Emilbekov ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ (Kyrgyzstan) 6-4 1-0 W, Khikmatov

Lightweight – 155 pounds / 70.3 kilos

Newly-crowned BRAVE lightweight champion Amin Ayoub poses with his title. Credit: BRAVE CF
Fighter Nationality Record BRAVE Record Last Fight
1. Amin Ayoub (c) ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท (France) 15-4 5-0 W, Silva
2. Cleiton Silva ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil) 14-3 3-1 L, Ayoub
3. Luan Santiago ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil) 15-4 5-2 W, Gadzhiev
4. Rolando Dy ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ (Phillipines) 14-9, 1 NC 3-1, 1 NC W, Brewin
5. Abdysalam Kubanychiev ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ (Kyrgyzstan) 17-3 3-0 W, Saidjamolov
6. Sam Patterson ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง (England) 6-1-1 2-0-1 W, Silva
7. Lucas Martins ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil) 20-5 2-2 L, Jenkins
8. John Brewin ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (New Zealand) 6-2 4-2 L, Dy
9. Felipe Silva ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil) 9-4 1-2 L, Patterson
10. Sameer Siraj ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil) 5-0 1-0 W, La Torre

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.
Fighter Nationality Record BRAVE Record Last Fight
1. Eldar Eldarov (c) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia) 13-1 5-0 W, Mafra
2. Ahmed Amir ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ (Egypt) 11-3-1 4-2-1 W, Cowley
3. Issa Isakov ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช (Belgium) 6-1 2-0 W, Chan
4. Flavio Serafim ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil) 6-2 2-0 W, Al-Khatib
5. Dumar Roa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด (Colombia) 15-8 2-1 W, Entwistle
6. Leonardo Mafra ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil) 15-6 1-2 L, Eldarov
7. Djamil Chan ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ (Netherlands) 15-8 1-4 L, Isakov
8. Gadzhimusa Gadzhiev ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia) 9-6 3-4 L, Santiago
9. Cian Cowley ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช (Ireland) 2-5 2-4 L, Amir
10. Joรฃo Paulo Rodrigues ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil) 39-20-2 0-1 L, 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
Fighter Nationality Record BRAVE Record Last Fight
1. Jarrah Al-Silawi (c) ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด (Jordan) 15-3 8-1 W, van Suijdam
2. Abdoul Abdouraguimov ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia) 12-1 5-1 W, Glismann
3. Kevin Ruart ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ (Switzerland) 9-3 2-0 W, Surdu
4. Benoit Saint-Denis ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท (France) 6-0, 1 NC 2-0, 1 NC W, Saeed
5. Akhmed Magomedov ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia) 7-0, 1 NC 3-0, 1 NC W, Badakhshi
6. Carl Booth ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง (England) 9-4, 1 NC 3-3, 1 NC L, Abdouraguimov
7. Ibrahim Manรฉ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท (France) 8-3 1-1 W, Jacobsson
8. Louis Glismann ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ (Denmark) 7-2 1-2 L, Abdouraguimov
9. David Jacobsson ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (Sweden) 8-3 2-1 L, Manรฉ
10. Giannis Bachar ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท (Greece) 6-2 1-0 W, 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
Fighter Nationality Record BRAVE Record Last Fight
1. Mohammad Fakhreddine (c) ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง (Lebanon) 14-4 5-3 W, Pereira
2. Ikram Aliskerov ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (Russia) 10-1 9-1 W, Tiuliulin
3. Daniel Pereira ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Brazil) 9-3 2-1 L, Fakhreddine
4. Mostafa Rashed Neda ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช (United Arab Emirates) 7-3 2-0 W, Fontes
5. Mzwandile Hlongwa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (South Africa) 6-1 2-1 W, Schober
6. Chad Hanekom ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (South Africa) 6-2 2-2 L, Pereira
7. Melvin van Suijdam ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ (Netherlands) 11-6 0-1 L, Al-Siwali
8. Miro Jurkoviฤ‡ ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ (Serbia) 10-3 0-1 L, Gustafsson Berg
9. Diego Gonzalez ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (Sweden) 20-14 0-1 L, Aliskerov
10. Vasile Suprovici ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ (Moldova) 3-4 1-0 L, Alkhasov

Light Heavyweight – 205 pounds / 93 kilos

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Sweden’s Anton Turkalj lands ground and pound. Credi: Bulldog Media.
Fighter Nationality Record BRAVE Record Last Fight
1. Mohamed Said Maalem ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ (Switzerland) 11-3 2-0 W, Kralj
2. Anton Turkalj ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (Sweden) 6-0 2-0 W, Aslan
3. Todd Stoute ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น (Trinidad and Tobago) 11-6 2-1 W, Constantinov
4. Murtaza Talha Ali ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ (Bahrain) 2-0 2-0 W, Krivulets
5. Nurlan Toktobakiev ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ (Kyrgyzstan) 13-4-1 0-1 L, Guskov
6. Jakob Nedoh ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (Slovenia) 3-1 1-0 W, Sedoglavic
7. Ibo Aslan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น (Austria) 8-1 0-1 L, Turkalj
8. Athanasios Herkeletzis ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท (Greece) 3-2 0-1 L, Turkalj
9. Zarko Sedoglavic ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ (Serbia) 2-1 0-1 L, 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.
Fighter Nationality Record BRAVE Record Last Fight
1. Luka Podkrajsek (c) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (Slovenia) 4-0 1-0 W, Vasiฤ‡
2. Zvonimir Kralj ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (Sweden) 7-4 2-1 L, Maalem
3. Irman Smajiฤ‡ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (Sweden) 3-0 1-0 W, Aktas
4. Viktor Vasiฤ‡ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 6-4 0-1 L, Podkrajsek
5. Fatih Aktas ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท (Turkey) 5-5 0-2 L, Kralj