Brave Combat Federation has been the proving ground of many of the top fighters in mixed martial arts today. From Khamzat Chimaev to Ilia Topuria, from Muhammad Mokaev to Benoit Saint-Denis, many world-class athletes count Brave CF as the first step into their global MMA paths.

On December 8, the next generation of champions is ready to take over as Brave CF 79 brings you a sneak peek of the mixed martial artists that will look to take over the sport in years to come.

Brave CF officials have released the full fight card for Brave CF 79, which features the organization’s top superstars of tomorrow, who are already making huge waves on the scene today.

Perhaps the biggest example of leaving an impact in a short pro career is that of Khamzat Maaev. Dubbed as the doppelganger of Khamzat Chimaev, the Chechnya-born Turkish super lightweight went all out on his promotional debut, destroying his opponent in less than two minutes and going viral.

Maaev’s performance earned the praise of the likes of Chael Sonnen, and Chimaev himself – so much so that he was invited to train with the former Brave CF star in the United Arab Emirates and became part of Khamzat’s team. Maaev takes on Nika Kupravishvili at 165 pounds.

Eliezer Kubanza has also made an immediate impact upon arrival at Brave CF, as his KO victory in his promotional debut last June went viral in Africa, and he was invited to meet DR Congo’s Minister of Sports. As one of two men to defeat amateur GOAT Ramazan Gitinov, the sky’s the limit for “King Kong,” who takes on Adel Ibrahim at super welterweight (175 pounds).

Speaking of Gitinov, the best amateur fighter in IMMAF history is set to continue his path to professional stardom when he takes on Ulukbek Ikashev. Earmarked as the next Muhammad Mokaev, Gitinov is one of few fighters to hold three IMMAF world championship gold medals, as well as a host of other titles, having ended his amateur career with an astonishing 31-2 record.

Rasul Magomedov might not be yet a household name in MMA, but he has certainly made a name for himself in wrestling. Magomedov is one of very few wrestlers to defeat the legendary Kyle Snyder. In MMA, he has already left a very good impression, having won the IMMAF heavyweight world title. Rasul will compete at light heavyweight and takes on Germany’s Farshedi Shamsidin.

Last but not least, one of the best wushu sanda fighters of all time is back and eager to earn a shot at the lightweight world title. Mohsen Mohammedseifi, fresh off another huge campaign with a silver medal at the Asian Games, returns to MMA to face David Forster in Brave CF 79’s curtain-raiser. Mohammedseifi is one of three five-time male wushu sanda world champions.

Brave CF 79 is headlined by a huge middleweight bout between Arab legend Tahar Hadbi and Ismail Naurdiev, in a battle of top strikers. In the co-main, Pavel Dailidko will attempt to become the only fighter to earn three Brave CF KO victories in one calendar year when he takes on Janos Csukas, the first Hungarian fighter in Brave CF history. In total, the fight card features athletes from 13 nations, highlighting Brave CF’s global reach.

Brave CF 79: Full fight card

  • Tahar Hadbi vs Ismail Naurdiev
  • Pavel Dailidko vs Janos Csukas
  • Eliezer Kubanza vs Adel Ibrahim
  • Khamzat Maaev vs Nika Kupravishvili
  • Ramazan Gitinov vs Ulukbek Ikashev
  • Rasul Magomedov vs Farshedi Shamsidin
  • Mohsen Mohammedseifi vs David Forster

Brave International Combat Week: Event calendar

  • December 5: Brave CF 77 – Isa Town, Bahrain
  • December 8: Brave CF 79 – Isa Town, Bahrain
  • December 10-16: IMMAF Asian Championships
  • December 15: Brave CF 80 – Isa Town, Bahrain