Erik Carlsson from Sweden (6-2-0) will face Ahmed Amir from Egypt (5-1-0) at Brave 9 in Bahrain. Ahmed Amir made his name in the global scene through an upsetting victory over the Jiu Jitsu legend, Richie Martinez from USA against overwhelming odds. The following fight was yet another upset as Ahmed had won by Technical Submission over Kevin Koldobsky who trains at Straight Blast Gym, Ireland under John Kavanagh who trains Conor McGregor.
The bout will take place on November 17th, at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions at Khalifa Sports City, during the International Combat Week. Erik Carlsson became a quick favourite for the promotion after a dominating victory by viciously knocking out Gadzhimusa Gaziev with a knee to the body at Brave 6: Kazakhstan. Erik who is from Gothenburg, Sweden trains out of Frolunda Kampsportcenter.
2017 Brave International Combat Week is the biggest Mixed Martial Arts event ever hosted in the Middle East and also features the first ever IMMAF World Championships to be hosted outside the United States of America.