Brave CF 28 round-up

Brave CF made a return to Europe for the first time since the invitation only Brave CF 24 event in London back in July. With Bucharest the host for this evening’s show, a four-fight main card played out to the Romanian capital in what was a dual event with RXF. Seen by many as a growing presence in the world of MMA, Brave still have a long way to go in order to get a firm foot in the door of the European scene but that’s not to take away anything from what is generally a well-run and smooth production, which is exactly what Brave CF 28 was.

Kicking off proceedings on the main card we saw a flyweight encounter between South African Dansheel Moodley and Frenchman Noureddin Hezrat. With Moodley looking slick and threatening in the opening exchanges, the South African put in a dominant performance to score a unanimous decision victory. Unable to respond to Moodley’s dominance on the ground, Hezrat showed moments of danger in the fight but ultimately didn’t have enough in the arsenal to see off Moodley.

Featherweight prospects, Nikolay Grozdev and Issei Moriyama took to the ring next in a fight that drew to a conclusion midway through the first. Fighting out of SBG Ireland, Grozdev moved quickly with an early takedown which resulted in the Moldovan taking the back of his Japanese opponent. Sinking in a deep rear-naked choke, the referee was slow to react as Moriyama was clearly out due to the choke. Fortunately, Moriyama quickly recovered with no real damage done. Grozdev moves to 3-0 following his latest win and is certainly one to keep an eye on.

The co-main event of the evening saw a bloody encounter unfold between Paweł Kiełek and Benoit Saint-Denis in the welterweight division. In a fairly even first round where both fighters exchanged dominance on the ground, the second round came to a bloody conclusion with both Kiełek and Saint-Denis suffering cuts from earlier exchanges. With Kiełek looking to fade slightly towards the end of the second, it was Saint-Denis who came out worse as a nasty cut to the forehead finished the evening off for the Frenchman. With the doctors taking a respective look at both fighters at the end of the second, the fight was over due to the cut sustained by Saint Denis.

In the main event, Bali based New Zealander John Brewin put the lightweight division on high alert as he moved to 6-1 following a first-round submission victory over Maciek Gierszewski. Although a threat with his power, Gierszewski didn’t have many opportunities to unleash on Brewin but did manage to throw an uppercut that Brewin absorbed with seemingly no worries. Towards the end of the first-round Brewin showed his dominance and danger on the ground as he maintained pressure on Gierszewski before setting up a brutal armbar. Unable to see the initial tap, Brewin showed great sportsmanship by releasing the armbar before the referee had noticed. Speaking after the fight, Brewin stated that he released due to hearing Gierszewski’s arm crack.

Brave CF 29 sees the promotion return home on 14th November as the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Bahrain plays host to a main event showdown between Jose Torres and Marcel Adur.

Brave CF 28 Results
Monday 4th November 2019
Bucharest, Romania

Main Event – Lightweight Bout

John Brewin beats Maciek Gierszewski
by submission (armbar) at 3:58 of round 1

Co-Main Event – Welterweight Bout 

Paweł Kiełek beat Benoit Saint-Denis
by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2

Featherweight Bout

Nikolay Grozdev beat Issei Moriyama
by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:08 of round 1

Flyweight Bout

Dansheel Moodley beat Noureddin Hezrat
by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)

Categories
Brave CFMMAResults

Leave a Reply

*

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

RELATED BY

  • UFC 246 Results

    After a painful 3-week layoff, the UFC returned to the T-Mobile Arena for a landmark night headlined by the return of the sport’s most iconic megastars. While the matchmaking...
  • UFC 246 in tweets

    The first event of 2020 is in the books and it certainly didn’t disappoint in Las Vegas. Kicking off the main card was a lightweight bout between former champion...
  • MMA

    UFC 246 weigh-in results

    The highly anticipated opening event of the year is all set despite losing a bout at the eleventh hour as the fighters hit the scales in Las Vegas. In...
  • RIZIN 20 Results

    The pinnacle Japanese promotion held their annual New Year’s Eve event in Saitama Super Arena. What followed was perhaps the pinnacle event of 2019, from the opening ceremonies to...