Eldar Eldarov Makes Historic Submission Of Denis Maher At BRAVE CF 67
He became the first person in BRAVE CF to submit via kneebar.
The future stars of Arabian MMA shone in Seef, Bahrain as part of BRAVE CF 67.
Fans were kept on the edge of their seats at BRAVE CF 67 since seven out of the eight fights ended in stoppages.
The last event on the BRAVE CF schedule for 2022 included some masterful performances as fighters from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, and Lebanon competed for a lucrative BRAVE Combat Federation contract.
Eldar Eldarov, the BRAVE CF Super Lightweight champion, defeated Denis Maher of Belarus in the opening round of the main event’s Super Welterweight contest.
Eldarov made history by being the first sportsperson in BRAVE Combat Federation to successfully submit using a knee bar. The Super Lightweight champion was shrewd as he went in and out, combining in feints while delivering punches to annoy Mayer’s timing and rhythm. Maher displayed stunning Dutch kickboxing that nearly paid off.
Eldarov launched a well-timed double-leg takedown that resulted in a stunning knee bar transition just as Maher was about to refocus.
“I feel amazing. So many people came to support me, and I felt a huge responsibility on my shoulders. Thank you to my team, my family and especially to Shaikh Khaled, he’s the reason for all of our successes ” said Eldarov in the post-fight interview
By stopping Russian fighter Bair Shtepin in the second round of their Featherweight match, Yannis Ghemmouri of France and Algeria debunked “leg kicks don’t win bouts.”
Shtepin ultimately met his demise thanks to Ghemmouri’s low kicks and deft footwork, who appeared uneasy as he took trunk-like punches to the shins.
When Ghemmouri detected blood in the second round, he quickened the tempo with an all-out assault that included leg kicks and jabs to build up heavier blows that caused Shtepin to submit, prompting the referee to stop the fight.
BRAVE CF will now travel to Germany for BRAVE CF 68 this weekend.