Jordan and South Africa were among the 16 countries represented at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” on April 19, 2019. It was the second Brave Combat Federation event to take place in the country.
Featuring 12 mixed martial arts matches, which included three title bouts, “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” took place at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan. The ninth bout of the evening was between Hashem “Cavaca” Arkhagha, 30, of Jordan and Jeremy “Pitbull” Smith, 34, of South Africa.
Arkhagha was one of the five hometown heroes at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” while Smith was one of the two fighters who represented South Africa. Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Russia, Sweden, Tunisia, the United States and Wales were also represented.
Smith made his successful professional MMA debut in 2009. He joined Brave CF in 2017.
“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marked Smith’s third Brave CF bout. He previously competed in Xtreme Fighting Championships and Extreme Fighting Championship Worldwide, among others.
Arkhagha made his successful professional MMA debut in 2010. He went on hiatus from 2013 to 2018.
“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” marked Arkhagha’s Brave CF debut. He previously competed in Desert Force MMA.
Arkhagha and Smith competed at a catch weight of 86 kg. It was the third bout on the main card.
The referee put a stop to the catchweight contest in the first round. Arkhagha knocked out Smith.
Winning at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” improved Arkhagha’s professional MMA record of 5 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Smith now has 8 wins and 6 losses.
“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” Title Bouts
Luan “Miau” Santiago, 24, of Brazil challenged Brave CF Lightweight Champion Abdul-Kareem “Pride of Palestine” Al-Selwady, 23, in the first co-main event. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]
Mounir “The Sniper” Lazzez, 31, of Tunisia and Eldar “Khan” Eldarov, 27, of Bahrain competed for the inaugural Brave CF Super Lightweight Championship title in the second co-main event. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]
Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, challenged reigning Brave CF Welterweight Champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan in the main event. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]
Check all the official results on Conan Daily.