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Updated: Aug 11, 2021

The mastermind who relentlessly executed the vision of creating the fastest growing mixed martial arts organization in the world into reality. Mohammed Shahid is a former professional MMA fighter, who had experienced the sport as a competitor in its early days and then made a difference to sports and the athlete community with the support and guidance of HHSK.

by Andrés Pereáñez

Published on Aug 18, 2020

BRAVE Combat Federation President Mohammed Shahid has been one of the driving forces behind the development of mixed martial arts in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the growth of BRAVE CF as the fastest growing professional MMA promotion in the world. . Under the guidance and leadership of His Highness Shaikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Shahid has contributed to historic milestones for the sport and for Bahrain.

"The Hawk" was a martial arts enthusiast from an early age and became the first athlete to compete outside of Bahrain in professional mixed martial arts. To achieve that, he taught martial arts and financed himself on trips to Thailand, to fight in Muay Thai, and to India, to compete in MMA.

Mohammed was always self-taught and made it his mission to learn more about these disciplines in his home country, embarking on a true odyssey to find the best places for martial arts training, showing that his love for the sport had no end, even in the worst conditions.

His knowledge of the sport and his experience traveling and fighting around the world has been instrumental in BRAVE CF's rise to the top of the MMA world.

When he returned to the Kingdom, Shahid started the Bahrain MMA gym and was the first coach of future Bahraini superstar Hamza Kooheji. As Kooheji made waves in the Middle East with dominating performances, the work done by "The Hawk" in his gym began to garner attention as his prized student rose through the ranks locally and internationally.

Since sharing the same drive and passion for the sport, Shahid has worked hard to implement the vision that His Highness has MMA first with the Bahrain national MMA team, then with KHK MMA and finally with BRAVE Combat Federation, the game of fastest growing mixed martial arts, promoting the arts in the world and the largest sports property in Bahrain. His Highness Shaikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa has found a loyal and unwavering soldier in his quest to take MMA to the next level, a vision that is increasingly closer to reality.

BRAVE CF president Mohammed Shahid talks about his motivations as a fighter in footage from his professional days.


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