Al-Selawe looks for history and title shot at Brave 12
Jordan's Jarrah Al-Selawe became one of two fighters to have four Brave Combat Federation wins when he beat David Bear by submission back at Brave 10. And even though that victory guaranteed him a title shot against Carlston Harris, "The Jordanian Lion" chose to stay active while the Welterweight champion heals from an injury. He faces Tahar Hadbi in the co-main event of next Friday's Brave 12: KHK Legacy, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
For Al-Selawe, a bout against Hadbi was too good to pass. A victory against the French-Algerian boxer, who is coming off a big win against another huge name in the division in Mohammad Fakhreddine, will cement him as a worthy contender in the Welterweight division.
"When I beat Hadbi, I will become the first fighter to have five wins at the Brave Combat Federation. I cannot wait to fight again and win once more. After my last fight, I felt really good, like I wanted to compete soon to keep the momentum, so that's why I asked for another fight. I know I am ready for the title shot now, but after Hadbi there will be no doubts that I am the number one contender", claims Al-Selawe.
When he takes on "Fast Hands", the Welterweight star knows he'll be facing a man looking for revenge, since Hadbi is David Bear's teammate at OBYFight, in Paris, France. However, Al-Selawe isn't concerned with the extra motivation for his opponent.
"I know he feels like he needs to get back at me, but I don't care. I'm ready to get my title shot. This fight is way too important to me, I can't be distracted by anything else", explained Jarrah.
The main event of Brave 12: KHK Legacy features a Lightweight bout between Russia's Eldar Eldarov and Brian Hooi from the Netherlands. The show also marks the debut of newly-signed stars Mehdi Baghdad, Leonardo Mafra, Khalid Taha and Anthony Engelen.
In addition, Brave 12 will also feature athletes from the KHK MMA Fight Team, hosted in Bahrain, and found by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Eldar Eldarov, Hamza Kooheji, Hussain Ayyad, Marat Magomedov, Gamzat Magomedov, Akhmed Magomedov and Mehdi Baghdad have been training at the world-class facilities in preparation for fight night in Jakarta.
Brave 12: KHK Legacy full fight card:
Lightweight: Eldar Eldarov (Russia) vs. Brian Hooi (Netherlands)
Welterweight: Tahar Hadbi (Algeria) vs. Jarrah Al Selawe (Jordan)
Welterweight: Mehdi Baghdad (France) vs Pawel Kielek (Poland)
Light Heavyweight: Vincent Majid (Indonesia) vs. Jing Yi Chong (Malaysia)
Featherweight: Hamza Kooheji (Bahrain) vs. Khalid Taha (Germany)
Featherweight Marat Magomedov (Russia) vs. Luke Adams (USA)
Catchweight: Gadzhimusa Gaziev (Russia) vs. Leonardo Mafra (Brazil)
Lightweight: Hardeep Rai (UK) vs. John Brewin (New Zealand)
Catchweight: Jeremy Pacatiw (Philippines) vs. Kaan Ofli (Australia)
Flyweight: Hussain Ayyad (Bahrain) vs. Jomar Pa-ac (Philippines)
Bantamweight: Gamzat Magomedov (Russia) vs. Zeck Lange (USA)
Catchweight: Akhmed Magomedov (Russia) vs. Anthony Engelen (Netherlands)