Clash of experience and youth in play at Brave 17 main event
Brave 17 will be the first-ever global MMA show to hit Pakistan and the main event will feature a clash between Brazil and France. Brazilian Rodrigo Cavalheiro will face frenchman Abdoul Abdouraguimov. Cavalheiro will go for his third promotional victory and hopes another KO win will lead him to a title shot.
At 35 years old and with a professional record of 23 wins and 7 losses, the American Top Team and Noguchi Team representative has experience on his side and hopes to use it against a rising star in Abdouraguimov. Cavalheiro has 17 KO wins in his 30-fight career and has fought in other top promotions before.
The jiu-jitsu national champion in France, meanwhile, has a short but victorious career. “Sinistro” has never lost professionally, with eight wins and one No Contest in nine bouts to his name. At 23, he hopes to add another victim to his list in the biggest bout of his young career. Abdouraguimov earned his shot at Cavalheiro by running through another Brave prospect in Sidney Wheeler.
At Brave 14, the frenchman used his great grappling to control and surprise the american wrestler on the ground on his way to a technical knockout victory in the first round. As he continues his development as a true mixed martial artist, Abdouraguimov can certainly learn in his main event bout against the experienced Cavalheiro.
Brave 17 is set for October 27, at the Nishtar Park Sports Complex in Lahore, Pakistan. Brave 17 marks the first International mixed martial arts event hosted in the history of Pakistan and will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Representation by athletes from 12 nations are confirmed in the first edition of the show in Pakistan and the next bouts will be announced in the coming days.