Saudi Arabia and Egypt 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 eighth bout of the evening, Abdullah Al-Qahtani of Saudi Arabia faced Islam “The Egyptian Zombie” Reda of Egypt.
Born in Egypt on December 16, 1993, Reda is training out of Saracens Team in Cairo, Egypt.
“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” marked Reda’s Brave CF debut. He was the only fighter who represented Egypt in the event.
Al-Qahtani was coming out of his successful professional MMA debut. He defeated “Al Blouishi” Abdullah Muhammad Ali Musalim of the United Arab Emirates via unanimous decision.
“Brave 21: Saudi Arabia” marked Al-Qahtani’s Brave CF debut. Three fighters represented Saudi Arabia in the even namely Al-Qahtani, Ahmad Makki and Mostafa Rashed Neda.
Al-Qahtani and Reda competed in the featherweight division. After three five-minute rounds, the bout was put in the hands of the judges.
In the end, the judges scored the bout 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28. The referee raised the hand of Al-Qahtani, who was declared the winner via split decision.
“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, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Russia and Syria were also represented at “Brave 21: Saudi Arabia.” Check the complete results here.