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 third bout of the evening, Akhmed Magomedov of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia faced Gabriel “Fly” Miranda of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.
Miranda was born in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná on March 25, 1990. Training out of CM System in Curitiba, he made his Brave CF debut on September 7, 2018 at “Brave 15” where he submitted Fernando “Nando” Noriega of Peru via guillotine choke.
“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” marked Miranda’s second Brave CF bout. Three fighters represented Brazil in the event namely Miranda, Bruno Assis and Geraldo Coelho.
Born in Dagestan, Magomedov previously competed in Alliance Fighting Champions. When he made his Brave CF debut on May 11, 2018 at “Brave 12: KHK Legacy,” he submitted Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen of the Netherlands and Indonesia.
“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” marked Magomedov’s second Brave CF bout. Six fighters represented Russia in the event namely Chsiev, Akhmed Magomedov, Usman Nurmagomedov, Ikram Aliskerov, Gadzhimusa Gadzhiev and Marat Magomedov.
Magomedov and Miranda competed in the featherweight division. After three five-minute rounds, the bout was put in the hands of the judges.
In the end, the referee raised the hand of Magomedov. The Dagestani MMA fighter was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
By winning at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia,” Magomedov was able to keep his undefeated record. He now holds a professional MMA record of 5 wins and 0 loss.
On the other hand, Miranda now has 13 wins and 5 losses. The loss to Magomedov ended the Brazilian fighter’s four-bout winning streak.
“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.