Russia and Lebanon 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 co-main event of the evening, Gadzhimusa “Deadshot” Gadzhiev of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia faced Rami “The Russian” Hamed of Beirut, Lebanon.
Born in Russia on April 25, 1991, Hamed is training out of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, United States. He has been competing professionally since 2015 and previously competed in Desert Force, Cedar Fighting Championship and Titan Fighting Championship.
“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” marked Hamed’s Brave CF debut. He was the only fighter who represented Lebanon in the event.
Born in Russia on June 29, 1992, Gadzhiev has been competing professionally since 2013. He previously competed in Eurasian Pankration League and Absolute Championship Berkut, among others.
“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” marked Gadzhiev’s sixth Brave CF bout. Six fighters represented Russia in the event namely Gadzhiev, Rustam Chsiev, Akhmed Magomedov, Usman Nurmagomedov, Ikram Aliskerov and Marat Magomedov.
Gadzhiev and Hamed battled it out in the welterweight division. The referee put a stop to the contest in the first round when the Lebanese fighter knocked out his Dagestani opponent.
Winning at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” improved Hamed’s professional MMA record to 7 wins, 2 losses and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Gadzhiev now has 9 wins and 5 losses.
“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” Main Event
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, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Japan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Syria were also represented at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia.” Check the complete results here.