Brave CF super welterweight champion Jarrah Al-Silawi will be taking on an ex-UFC prospect.
Al-Silawi (15-3) is set to defend his title against Ismail Naurdiev (20-4) in the main event of Brave CF 50, which takes place April 1 in Bahrain. Brave CF officials announced the news Wednesday morning after an initial report from “Hosheh MMA.”
A historic show with an amazing main event!#BRAVECF50
The best Arab MMA fighter of all time Jarrah Al-Silawi puts his Super Welterweight world title on the line against ”The Austrian Wonderboy” Ismail Naurdiev!
Who takes home a shiny new belt and a place in MMA history? pic.twitter.com/h7RLgjf31J
— BRAVE Combat Federation (@bravemmaf) March 3, 2021
Jordan’s Al-Silawi is regarded as one of the best fighters to come out of the Middle East and North African region. The two-time Brave CF champion has won nine of his past 10, including finishes of Abdoul Abdouraguimov, Carlston Harris, and David Bear. He most recently defeated Melvin van Suijdam via unanimous decision in a non-title middleweight bout in October.
Russian-born, Austrian-based Naurdiev went 2-2 in his UFC tenure, picking up wins over Michel Prazeres and Siyar Bahadurzada. After departing the UFC in March 2020, the 24-year-old picked up a unanimous decision over Tymoteusz Lopaczyk at EMC 5 in September.