BRAVE Combat Federation has reached a new high following a stunning event in Tenerife, Spain, on Saturday night as the most global organisation in mixed martial arts became the only promotion to host events in 30 countries.
BRAVE CF 75 took place in association with local promotion Fight2One and saw the arrival of several new stars, as well as establishing Acoidan Duque as a force to be reckoned with in the super lightweight division.
“El Pei” Duque was the only Spanish fighter to win – and he won big as he weathered the early storm from Donovan Desmae and used his wrestling and grappling to take over.
After a back-and-forth first round, Duque took Desmae down, and after a series of scrambles, came out on top, forcing a knee injury on his opponent, who was unable to answer the bell for the final round, and the Spaniard was victorious via TKO (injury).
Before him, Kevin Cordero came within inches of shocking Levan Kirtadze when the two battled it out in the co-main event. After the Georgian showcased perfect balance between his striking and wrestling throughout the first 10 minutes, Cordero stepped on the gas in the final five minutes and was very close to finishing the fight – Kirtadze was literally saved by the final bell as he came out victorious.
In the third fight, Alexander Mikael and Omar Hussein had an even match-up, with both men alternating dominance in the clinch – Brazil’s Mikael ended up getting the nod in a split decision.
Jawany Scott finished off a wild week with the biggest win of his career, when he shut down the offence of Ubay Gonzalez to earn a unanimous decision. The Englishman did well throughout the fight to alternate his grappling, with tough strikes, and absorbed a huge head kick from Gonzalez to set the tone early on.
In the first fight of the evening, Anuar Bensayiid used huge calf kicks to set up an incredible finish over Quentin Dumont. It was the first TKO due to leg kicks since former middleweight and light heavyweight champion Mohammad Fakhreddine broke Christofer Silva’s leg all the way back at BRAVE CF 27 in October 2019.