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Updated: Aug 11, 2021

by Andrés Pereáñez

Posted on Sep 12, 2020

Muhammad Mokaev, the hottest prospect in MMA is ready for a quick change as he will face Jamie Kelly in BRAVE CF 43, less than two months after his professional MMA debut.

It is the oldest tale ever told; When you do what you can and sacrifice everything to stay around your true passion, eventually the talent shows and eventually success comes.

Inspired by his country's most prominent MMA fighter, Michael Bisping, Mokaev, who started out with wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, decided to transition to mixed martial arts. His results in and out of the gym, the same gyms he used to clean so he could attend free classes, earned him recognition and changed the course of his history.

"I started from scratch, I used to work, get on a train or bus to a different city just to have some kind of training. I used to clean the mats in exchange for a gym membership, because I couldn't afford it. For almost four years, that was my life: long trips, arriving home at 11-12 pm and getting little or no sleep ”.

Before signing with the BRAVE Combat Federation, Mokaev was already making waves on the amateur scene, not just in his home country, but around the world. Between 2015 and 2020, "The Punisher" built a record of 23 wins and no losses, the perfect amateur career was capped off with two moments that he described as the highlights of his career so far: becoming a two-time IMMAF World Champion. “The European Championships and especially the World Championships in Bahrain are by far the most important moments I have experienced so far. But definitely not the last ”, he guaranteed.

“I began to be recognized by the companies and they began to support me, suddenly I was able to pay the rent, the food and cover the expenses of my training camps. Life is definitely not as tough as it used to be, but hunger is exactly the same. I am a full-time professional fighter, I train two or three times a day, I sleep well, I eat healthy and I can travel the world, meet new people and gain experience"

The MMA world stood still for 15 minutes as the sport's biggest prospect took his first steps onto the professional scene with a successful and commanding performance. The world's number one pound-for-pound amateur wrestler, Muhammad Mokaev, did more of the same in his pro debut and dominated Glenn McVeigh en route to a unanimous decision victory at BRAVE CF 37, the first BRAVE CF show in Sweden.

Muhammad Mokaev has signed his first professional contract after completing a legendary amateur career. Mokaev is the latest addition to the BRAVE Combat Federation roster as the young star has signed up to make his professional debut under the banner of the fastest growing mixed martial arts organization in the world. Now a member of the flyweight division of the promotion founded by His Highness Sheikh Khaled, the BRAVE Combat Federation, "The Punisher" has a chance to fulfill his destiny and write another brilliant chapter in his saga.

BRAVE CF President Mohammed Shahid has expressed his joy over the signing, stating that Mokaev is a future mixed martial arts star and an example of the advocacy eye for talent on the global circuit.

"Muhammad Mokaev for me is the new norm of MMA. Having a lot of experience at the amateur level, we have to recognize that Mokaev is special. This boy is pound for pound # 1 in the amateur world. His confidence and skills today, even without fighting. professionals to his name, easily make him one of the best prospects on the road to being the best fighter in the world in the next five years. He is in BRAVE CF to fight the best fighters in the world because he wants to be the best in the world"

BRAVE CF 43 takes place in the Kingdom of Bahrain on October 1st and is the last of three consecutive events scheduled by BRAVE Combat Federation for the “Kombat Kingdom” series.


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