Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine, 35, of Beirut, Lebanon is one of the first mixed martial artists who expressed interest in the inaugural KHK World championship belt. He just earned his third victory in the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation at “Brave 27.”
“Hey, guys, I would like to thank Brave Combat Federation for giving me a chance to compete again and a platform to showcase myself and my skills,” Fakhreddine said in his “Brave 27” post-fight interview. “I want to be in the tournament. I want that US$100,000 and I want to hold that gold belt. Let’s go!”
On October 5, 2019, Brave CF held “Brave 27” at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with 10 MMA bouts. In the sixth bout of the evening, Fakhreddine fought Christofer Silva, 29, of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who is representing the American Top Team branch in the UAE.
With Marc Goddard as the referee, Fakhreddine and Silva competed in the middleweight division. Goddard put a stop to the contest after 40 seconds in the first round.
Just days after “Brave 27,” Brave CF announced the inaugural KHK World championship tournament. It will be a one-night, four-men, open weight tournament, which will serve as the biggest attraction of an already historic Brave International Combat Week in November 2019.
On the line is a belt made of 6.2kg of solid gold, making it the most prestigious prize in sports. Its weight in gold surpasses that of the World Cup of football as well as other huge prizes in sports such as the Ryder Cup in golf, the Wimbledon trophy for tennis, the Vince Lombardi Trophy given to the NFL champions and the Larry O’Brien trophy destined for the NBA Champions.
Aside from the belt, the KHK World championship tournament winner will go home with a US$100,000 cash prize. For those who want to participate in the tournament, go to Conan Daily for the details.
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Fakhreddine: