Elias Boudegzdame will become the first champion in Brave Combat Federation to defend his championship title for the second time.
Boudegzdame, the featherweight division winner, was crowned champion by Supreme Council for Youth and Sports first deputy chairman and Bahrain Athletics Association president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa during Brave 4 hosted in Abu Dhabi. Boudegzdame claimed the championship after submitting ex-UFC fighter Masio Fullen in the first round.
Boudegzdame became the first champion in the organisation to defend the championship when he faced Jakub Kowalewicz in Amman, Jordan during Brave 10. Elias was honoured in his home country of Algeria by the country’s Minister of Sports, El Hadi Ould Ali.
He will be defending his championship against 2011 NCAA Wrestling Champion Bubba Jenkins at Brave 16 in Abu Dhabi on September 21 at the Mubadala Arena. The title defence makes Boudegzdame the only Brave champion to defend his title multiple times. The event will be broadcast live on Abu Dhabi Sports, Fite TV, Brave TV, B1B Sport and Combate.