Football icon Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest celebrity to support Brave Combat Federation.
Newly-crowned Brave lightweight champion Ottman Azaitar, who had been closely associated with Ronaldo, is in Abu Dhabi to watch the Club World Cup and cheer the football superstar.
Ottman presented his championship title to Ronaldo during the dinner party before Real Madrid faced Al Jazira in the semi-final. Azaitar’s friendship with the Ballon d’Or winner was reflected during his last fight. While walking out to face Alejandro ‘Pato’ Martinez for the inaugural Brave lightweight title at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions, the Moroccan phenomenon wore a Ronaldo-autographed Real Madrid shirt.
The jersey proved to be a good luck charm as Azaitar dominated the stand-up department against the Mexican grappler and showed improved jiu-jitsu defence to avoid submissions from his rival on his way to a third-round knockout.
“I wore his shirt during my walk-out for my title fight and promised that if I won the belt, I would dedicate it to the athlete I look up to the most. My dear title is in the best hands now,” said Azaitar.