Arguably Egyptian MMA’s stand out fighter, Ahmed ‘The Butcher’ Amir has endured mixed fortunes in his last two outings for Brave Combat Federation.
After a monumental display of guts, heart and tenacity against Swedish lightweight Erik Carlsson saw Amir pick up a crucial third successive win under the Brave CF banner, it’s fair to say that the world had begun to notice this inimitable talent. A personal invite to the famed Straight Blast Gym in Dublin, Ireland from world-revered John ‘Coach’ Kavanagh saw Amir rubbing shoulders with the likes of world class BJJ stand out Dillon Danis, and UFC’s legend-in-his-own-time, Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor, among others.
While Amir would later suffer his first loss as a Brave CF fighter on foreign ground against Brazilian Cleiton ‘Predador’ Silva in Belo Horizonte at Brave 11, Amir is fully focused on bouncing back to his brilliant best. A warrior with an insatiable appetite to become the most elite fighter in the 155 lbs division, it remains to be seen what challenge awaits ‘The Butcher’ next – but still only 27 years old and with a mere 10 fights under his belt, we know it’s just a matter of time before ‘The Butcher’ gets his hands on his first world title.
Now more than ever, the Brave CF roster should be put on notice, because ‘The Butcher’ will soon be back – and if his next ten fights see Amir produce the same kind of leaps-and-bounds progress as his first, you can guarantee he will be a World Champion by the end of it!
After all, this is JUST THE BEGINNING!
7-1 Egyptian MMA fighter Ahmed “The Butcher” Amir will drop to lightweight at Brave 9: Kingdom of Champions as he looks to maintain his unbeaten streak in the Bahrain-based organisation. As he prepares for his toughest challenge yet against Erik Carlsson (6-2), Ahmed reached out to his fans:
“Support and pray for me to win my fight on November 17. At Brave 9: Kingdom of Champions, the number one martial arts event in the Middle East and one of the biggest in the world, I will represent my homeland of Egypt, Kuwait, the country in which I reside, and Bahrain. I have a lot of love for the people of Bahrain and for His Royal Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad who leads the organisation and supports MMA. I will always represent these three countries no matter where I compete and no matter where I live. This will be a very tough fighter, and I believe I will achieve my third consecutive win in Brave CF. Inshallah. Please support me and pray for my win!”
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Ahmed Amir is set to make his official Lightweight debut at November’s Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions. Brave Combat Federation has announced the Egyptian will take part in the groundbreaking event as he looks to improve his promotional record to 3-0. Amir hasn’t fought since last April when he defeated former Conor McGregor training partner Kevin Kodolbsky via technical submission. He follows Alex Trinidad, who has also been added to the event recently.
After starting his career at Welterweight, Ahmed Amir has used his first two Brave appearances to get used to his new weight class, especially against Kodolbsky when he agreed to a Catchweight contest with the Argentinian. At Brave 9, he will make the Lightweight limit of 70 kg. for the first time with an opponent to be announced over the next weeks.
After signing his third bout agreement with Brave Combat Federation, Amir was full of praise for the impact that the promotion had on the Middle East MMA scene and hopes to put on a show at the November event.
“It is a remarkable opportunity for me to be part of the Brave International Combat Week in Bahrain. I would love to use this opportunity to represent the Arab world and to prove our sporting excellence. The growth of MMA was systematic and dynamic in the Middle East due to the intervention of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The current status of the sport is focused on the development of the athletes. Any support that athletes of Middle East receive is valuable and it helps them to highlight the pride and legacy of the Arab World”, said Amir.
Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions is set to take place on November 17th, at the Khalifa Sports City Arena. The event will highlight the International Combat Week alongside the IMMAF World Championships which will also take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain.