Two reigning champions of Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation will defend their respective titles at “Brave 16” on September 21, 2018 at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. They are Carlston “Mocambique” Harris, 30, Guyana and Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame, 24, of Algeria.
Boudegzdame is the reigning Brave CF Featherweight Champion. He will defend his belt in the co-main event of “Brave 16” from 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins, 30, of the United States.
Jenkins is making his Brave CF debut at “Brave 16.” It will be Boudegzdame’s second defense after successfully defending his belt from Jakub Kowalewicz, 25, of Poland at “Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises” on March 2, 2018.
“Brave 16” marks the first time Harris is defending his title as the reigning Brave CF Welterweight Champion. Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan will try to capture the belt from him.
In total, 16 countries will be represented at “Brave 16,” which will be broadcast live through Abu Dhabi Sports, Brave TV, Combate, StarSat, VodaCom and Fite TV. Among them are Albania, Algeria, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Georgia, Guyana, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the United States, the Philippines and Tunisia.
Here is the complete “Brave 16” fight card:
- Flyweight: Hussein “Iron” Ayyad (Bahrain) vs John Chris “Happy Feet” Corton (Philippines)
- Bantamweight: Louis “Leonidas” Sanoukidakis (Canada) vs Nawras “The Honey Badger” Abzakh (Jordan)
- Catchweight: Flavio Serafim (Brazil) vs Vaughn “The Spawn” Donayre (Philippines)
- Lightweight: Guram Kutateladze (Georgia) vs Erick “Indio Brabo” da Silva (Brazil)
- Bantamweight: Hamza Kooheji (Bahrain) vs Crisanto “The Slugger” Pitpitunge (Philippines)
- Middleweight: Chad “Superman” Hanekom (South Africa) vs Leon Aliu (Albania)
- Catchweight: Mounir “The Sniper” Lazzez (Tunisia) vs Dmitrijs “Dima” Homjakovs (Sweden)
- Welterweight: Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine (Lebanon) vs Gadzhimusa “Deadshot” Gaziev (Russia)
- Flyweight: Bruno Malfacine (Brazil) vs Cristian “Sugar Gloder” Rodriguez, Jr. (USA)
- Brave CF Featherweight Championship: Elias “Smile”Boudegzdame (Algeria) vs Bubba Jenkins (USA)
- Brave CF Welterweight Championship: Carlston “Mocambique” Harris (Guyana) vs Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe (Jordan)
Here is a “Brave 16” promo: