BRAVE CF 40: Machaev dominates Yousaf, takes next step towards Featherweight title shot

Manama: BRAVE Combat Federation’s fourth and final consecutive show in Sweden was packed with thrilling bouts and saw the rising of a new star, in the Featherweight contender Mochamed Machaev, who defeated Shoaib Yousaf in the main event of the evening for BRAVE CF 40.Machaev used his superior wrestling skills to keep the control of the fight. Despite being effective in some points while striking, Shoaib wasn’t a match for Machaev in the grappling department, which included a highlight-worthy suplex takedown at the end of the first round. Despite that, ”The Assassin” tried to go for submissions, but Mochamed had the upper hand every time.Machaev lands suplex takedown on Yousaf –

With another win under his belt, Mochamed Machaev extended his professional record to ten wins and no losses. The Austrian now gets close to a title shot for the vacant BRAVE CF Featherweight world title.In the co-main event of the evening, Anton Turkalj and Ibo Aslan brought the intensity and hatred they portrayed during the official weigh-ins to the cage. Both men made sure to exhibit their dislike towards each other and went for it as soon as the belt rang.Aslan started better and managed to hurt Turkalj, whose nose was bleeding profusely. He then gassed out and fell victim of Anton’s grappling skills. In the second round, the Swedish prospect took the opponent down and submitted him with a rear-naked choke.

Anton Turkalj chokes out Ibo Aslan in the second round –

After finishing the fight, instead of squashing the beef, as usually fighters do, Turkalj added fuel to the fire and left the choke cursing Ibo Aslan. The two had to be separated by the referee Dec Larkin.

Sweden’s David Jacobsson asked in his pre-fight statement for a stand-up fight. He actually begged his opponent to avoid grappling and “give the fans what they want”. Well, Corneliu Lascar granted his wish but it seems that not only the fans but Jacobsson himself wanted it more than anything. The Swedish striker knocked his Romanian counterpart in only 48 seconds, getting his second win at BRAVE CF in two weeks.

David Jacobsson finishes Corneliu Lascar –

Husein Kadimagomaev left a great first impression at BRAVE CF with a dominant performance in his second-round win over Sven Fortenbacher. The undefeated Swiss remained with an unblemished record and now boasts a 7-0 pro record.

Husein Kadimagomaev knocks out Sven Fortenbacher –

In the opening bout, Zvonimir Kralj took the control with vicious leg kicks and then followed it up with a brutal ground-and-pound sequence to knock Faith Aktas out and get his second consecutive finish victory under BRAVE CF’s banner.

Zvonimir Kralj with the biggest win of his career –

BRAVE Combat Federation now heads back home, after seven consecutive events in Europe (six in the past six weeks), and will resume its activities in September, with BRAVE CF 41, the first of a series of three fight nights scheduled to take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

BRAVE CF 40 Full results:

Featherweight: Mochamed Machaev def. Shoaib Yousaf by unanimous decision (3x 30-27)
Catchweight (98 kg): Anton Turkalj def. Ibo Aslan by submission (rear-naked choke) – 1m57s – Round 2
Welterweight: David Jacobsson def. Corneliu Lascar by TKO – 48s – Round 1
Catchweight (72 kg): Husein Kadimagomaev def. Sven Fortenbacher by TKO – 1m37s – Round 2
Heavyweight: Zvonimir Kralj def. Fatih Aktas by TKO – 1m14s – Round 2