Russia and Brazil were among the 11 countries represented at the Brave Combat Federation event “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” held on December 28, 2018 at the King Abdullah Sports City Indoor Sports Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is the final event of the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion in 2018.
Featuring 10 MMA bouts, “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” is the first Brave CF event to be held in Saudi Arabia. In the seventh bout of the evening, Ikram Aliskerov of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia faced Geraldo “Luan Santana” Coelho de Lima Neto of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.
Born in Rondonopolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil on December 9, 1990, Coelho is training out of CM System in Curitiba. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, he has been competing professionally as an MMA fighter since 2011.
“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” marked Coelho’s second Brave CF bout. Three fighters represented Brazil in the event namely Coelho, Bruno Assis and Gabriel Miranda.
Aliskerov was born in Russia on December 7, 1992. A Combat Sambo World Champion, he has been competing professionally as an MMA fighter since 2015.
“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” marked Aliskerov’s fifth Brave CF bout. Six fighters represented Russia in the event namely Aliskerov, Rustam Chsiev, Akhmed Magomedov, Usman Nurmagomedov, Gadzhimusa Gadzhiev and Marat Magomedov.
Aliskerov and Coelho competed in a catch weight of 79 kg. The referee put a stop to the contest in the third round when the Dagestani fighter knocked out his Brazilian opponent.
By winning at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia,” Alisterov was able to maintain his undefeated record. He now holds a professional MMA record of 7 wins and 0 loss.
On the other hand, it was Coelho’s first loss in Brave CF. He now has 12 wins and 4 losses.
“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” Main Events
In the co-main event of the evening, Gadzhimusa “Deadshot” Gadzhiev of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia faced Rami “The Russian” Hamed of Beirut, Lebanon in the welterweight division. The Lebanese fighter knocked out his Dagestani opponent in the first round.
In the main event, Marat Magomedov of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia and Jeremy “JBC” Kennedy of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada battled it out in the featherweight division. The Canadian contender knocked out his Dagestani opponent in the third round.
Bahrain, Canada, China, Egypt, Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Syria were also represented at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia.” Check the complete results here.