Brave 23 from Amman, Jordan was another highly anticipated event for the Bahrain-based organisation, and Saracens MMA were right there, front and centre, to ensure the show got the kind of opening it deserved!
With Muhammed ‘MVME’ Aly (5-0) making his promotional debut against undefeated Iraq native Hassan Talal, the tone for the entire show, a night of upsets and new champions, was set. With Aly displaying the heart of a warrior as he went in search of a finish in his first fight on a major stage, Talal had to be at his very best to ensure his lights weren’t dimmed by a series of advances in the very first round. A well-matched fight, Aly showed exactly why he had been called up to compete at Brave Combat Federation – and next time, we have no doubt one of Saracens MMA’s most popular fighters will prevail in scintillating fashion!
Shortly thereafter, Egyptian legend Ahmed ‘The Butcher’ Amir took to the cage to face surging Englishman Sam Patterson, a man who tasted defeat just once in his career. With Amir looking for his fourth victory inside the Brave CF cage, Patterson had to be at his defensive best to avoid being choked out in the first round. A turbulent second followed for Patterson, as ‘The Butcher’ pressed for a finish to improve his overall mark to 10-3.
Credit to Patterson, a strong showing in the third round divided all three judges, their collective decision resulting in a rare Split Draw. While Amir and his Saracens MMA brethren no doubt feel he did enough to grab the win with a strong showing, Ahmed will head back to KHK to ensure that next time there is no doubt left in the mind’s of the judges!
One thing is for sure – when the Saracens MMA team get the call from a major MMA organisation, a night of intense, action-packed excitement is guaranteed!