Brave champ Carlston Harris accepts Al-Selawe as a possible challenger, willing to fight in Jordan
Brave Welterweight champion Carlston Harris wants to fight outside of Brazil and defend his title in a foreign country. Even though he’s from Guyana, “Moçambique” has spent his entire career fighting in Brazil, a place he calls home for nearly eight years now. And he knows his next opponent could very well be Jarrah Al-Selawe, who moved to 3-0 with Brave Combat Federation after shutting down Carl Booth at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions.
And with “The Jordanian Lion” campaigning for a Brave fight card in his home country, Harris isn’t opposed to defending his belt at his opponent’s home turf. Actually, the Welterweight champion relishes the challenge.
“I would love to fight outside of Brazil, I’ve stated that many times. I wouldn’t mind fighting in my opponent’s backyard. I actually love it. I’ve been in that position before, and I always turn the negative energy from the crowd in my favor. However, this is not my decision, nor Al-Selawe’s call. This is for Brave Combat Federation to decide and I’ll be there to defend my title. Wherever and whenever, be sure of that”, claimed Harris.
The champ was impressed with the discipline shown by Al-Selawe, who stuck with his gameplan, but claims the Jordanian’s victory was somewhat facilitated by a flaw in Booth’s own plan for the fight.
“I felt Al-Selawe did a good job of shutting down Booth’s striking like I did in our title fight. He was very aware of when Carl would come in heavy and changed levels very well. But I think Booth made a mistake of initiating the clinch whenever he was within range. He could have kept things at a striking distance and pepper Al-Selawe with shots, but he clinched too much, which made Al-Selawe’s job easier”, analyzed “Moçambique”.
Champion Ottman Azaitar presents superstar Cristiano Ronaldo with Brave belt
Newly-crowned Brave Lightweight champion Ottman Azaitar is in Abu Dhabi to watch the soccer World Club Cup and cheer for his personal friend, superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. And to help the legendary portuguese achieve his goals of winning back-to-back trophies, “The Bulldozer” had a special gift: he presented his friend with his Brave belt during a dinner party before Ronaldo’s Real Madrid faced Al Jazira in the semifinals.
Azaitar’s friendship with the Ballon D’Or winner was reflected during his last fight. While walking out to face Alejandro “Pato” Martínez for the inaugural Brave Lightweight title at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions, the Moroccan phenom wore his Cristiano’s autographed Real Madrid shirt.
And the jersey proved to be a good luck charm as Azaitar dominated the stand-up department against the Mexican grappler and showed improved jiu-jitsu defense to avoid submissions from his rival on his way to a third-round Knockout.
“I wore his shirt during my walk-out for my title fight and promised that if I won the belt, I would dedicate it to the athlete I look up the most. My dear title is in the best hands now”, said Azaitar.
BRAVE NEWS #27: Secret Agent Ottman Azaitar; Klidson and Harris project title defenses
Brave News, the online show that updates fans around the world on everything related to the fastest-growing MMA promotion in the world, comes back this week with words from the two champions crowned at last August’s Brave 8: The Rise of Champions.
Light Heavyweight champion Klidson de Abreu has revealed his eagerness at defending the title he conquered after beating Germany’s Timo Feucht. The Brazilian says he would like to fight in Bahrain after being impressed with everything related to Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions, but had special praise for the local crowd, calling the fans “special”.
Carlston Harris, who’s from Guyana but fights out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, also wants to defend his Welterweight title as soon as possible. “Moçambique”, who beat Carl Booth to capture the inaugural 77 kg. belt, thinks Jarrah Al-Selawe, who’s 3-0 with Brave Combat Federation, deserves the next title shot and revealed he doesn’t mind fighting “The Jordanian Lion” at his home country. He also broke down the two Welterweights fights at Brave 9, between Al-Selawe and Booth, and Fakhreddine against Hadbi.
Meanwhile, Brave’s Lightweight champion Ottman Azaitar has started a small series of videos on social media where he incorporated the classic spy charact, and wore his belt as a sidekick. You can see the full and hilarious sequence at Brave’s Facebook Fanpage at www.facebook.com/bravemmaf.
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