Pakistan and the Philippines were among the eight countries represented at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.” It was the first show of Bahrain-based mixed martial arts Brave Combat Federation to be held in the Philippines.
Featuring nine MMA bouts, “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on March 15, 2019. In the sixth bout of the evening, Rolando Gabriel “Dy Incredible” Dy, 28, of Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines faced Mehmosh “The Renegade” Raza, 23, of Islamabad, Pakistan.
It marked Dy’s return to Brave CF. He and Raza were both competing in the promotion for the second time.
Raza was born on March 16, 1995 in Islamabad. He has been competing professionally since 2015.
On October 27, 2018, Raza made his successful Brave CF but at “Brave 17” in his home country where he submitted Arben “Bigbang” Escayo, 31, of Manila, Philippines via guillotine choke. Before joining the promotion, the Pakistani fighter was the Aspera FC Featherweight Champion.
Born on August 11, 1991 in Parañaque City, Dy is the son of World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight Champion Rolando Navarrete, 61. As an MMA fighter, Dy has been competing professionally since 2011.
Dy won one of his three bouts in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and defeated Izzeddine Al Derbani of Jordan at “Abu Dhabi Warriors 5.” His Brave CF debut on April 23, 2017 at “Brave 5” against Nelson Paes of India ended in a No Contest due to accidental head clash.
With Thomas Fan as the referee, Dy and Raza competed in the featherweight division at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.” The Filipino contender knocked out his Pakistani opponent in the first round.
Winning at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” improved Dy’s professional MMA record to 11 wins, 7 loses and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Raza now has 9 wins and 4 losses.
“Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” Main Event
Cian “The Warrior” Cowley, 25, of Dublin, Ireland and John “The Trouble” Brewin, 24, of Auckland, New Zealand competed in the lightweight division in the co-main event of the evening. The Kiwi contender won via split decision.
In the main event, former Brave CF Featherweight Champion Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame, 25, of France challenged reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 23, of the Philippines. The Filipino defending champion knocked out his French-Algerian opponent via strikes.
Bahrain, Finland, France, India, Ireland and New Zealand were represented at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.” Dy was one of the 11 Filipino fighters on the card while Raza was the sole representative from Pakistan.
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