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Brave CF 50: Super welterweight champion Jarrah Al-Silawi set for Ismail Naurdiev test on April 1

MMAJunkie logo MMAJunkie 3/3/2021 Farah Hannoun
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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.

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 10 of his past 11, 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.

Also announced for the night’s co-main event is a matchup between newly crowned French-Algerian lightweight champion Amin Ayoub (15-4) and Egypt’s Ahmed Amir (11-3-1).

Fighting out of France, Ayoub has won his past seven in a row en route to capturing the Brave CF lightweight title with a fourth-round finish of Cleiton Silva. He will make his first title defense against Amir, who’s coming off back-to-back wins over Yousef Wehbe and Cian Cowley.


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