Ahmed Amir is one of the few athletes with a perfect record inside the Brave cage. Chasing his third consecutive win under the Bahrain-based promotion’s banner, the Egyptian will now complete his move down to the Lightweight division and face his toughest challenge so far, Sweden’s Erik Carlsson.
The bout will take place on November 17th, at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions, during the International Combat Week, Brave CF executives made official today.
Ahmed Amir shocked the world at Brave 1 after knocking out the hugely favorite grappler Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez within the first round. At Brave 4, “The Butcher” improved his streak with a submission over SBG’s Kevin Koldobsky.
Erik Carlsson had a rocky start at Brave, with a second-round submission against Jarrah Al Silawi but then the “Last Viking” dropped to his original weight class and made a huge impact, viciously knocking out Gadzhimusa Gaziev with a knee to the body at Brave 6: Kazakhstan.
Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions marks the promotion’s return to the Kingdom of Bahrain after a year spent expanding its operations and putting on groundbreaking events in countries such as Brazil (twice), Mexico, India, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates. Brave 9 will be the culmination of the International Combat Week, alongside the IMMAF World Championships, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
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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.