Mixed Martial Arts

KHK MMA’s Murtaza Talha to turn pro at ‘BRAVE CF 45’ in Bahrain

Training out of KHK MMA in Bahrain, Murtaza Talha Ali, 26, will make his BRAVE Combat Federation debut at “BRAVE CF 45.” It will also be his professional mixed martial arts debut.

Featuring two amateur MMA matches and seven professional MMA fights, “BRAVE CF 45” will take place at the Bahrain National Stadium in East Riffa, Bahrain on November 12, 2020. In the fifth bout of the evening, Talha will fight Vadim Litvin, 26, of Belarus in the light heavyweight division.

Litvin holds a professional MMA record of 4 wins and 1 loss. He will also make his BRAVE CF debut at “BRAVE CF 45” and he is the only Belarusian MMA fighter on the card.


Talha is undefeated as an amateur MMA fighter. From 2017 to 2019, he won 12 fights under the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF).

The KHK MMA product won two IMMAF World Championship gold medals. He has been instrumental in helping Bahrain achieve the number one spot in the IMMAF rankings with several achievements aside from his two amateur world titles.

Out of Talha’s 12 amateur MMA wins, five were via knockout and one was via submission. He will have a big hurdle to pass as his opponent is in fine form.


Competing professionally since 2018, Litvin is riding a four-bout winning streak. Three of his wins were via knockout.

When Litvin made his professional MMA debut on November 30, 2018 at “The Don Battle” at the Lds Jubilee in Voronezh, Russia, he was submitted by Ivan Lukin (Иван Лукин), 28, of Voronezh. The Belarusian MMA fighter bounced back and knocked out Feng Shun ( 顺风) of Henan, China at “Glory of Heroes 38” on May 25, 2019 in Shantou, Guangdong, China.

On April 11, 2020, Litvin defeated Sergey Chmel of Minsk, Belarus via unanimous decision in the World Total Kombat Federation (WTKF) Grand Prix at the Fight House in Minsk. The former knocked out Aleksandr Galkin (Галкин Александр) of Minsk in the WTKF Grand Prix Finals on May 31, 2020 and Viktor Larchenko of Minsk at “BFC 63” at the Chizhovka Arena in Minsk on October 24, 2020.

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