Brave Welterweight champion Jarrah Al-Selawe has been slowly but surely climbing up the rankings during his professional career. As he looks to defend his title for the first time, at Brave 23 against Abdoul Abdouraguimov, he will fight for the right to be called Jordan’s best-ever fighter.
Holding a professional record of 13 wins and only two losses, “The Jordanian Lion” has yet to taste defeat under the Brave banner and has impressed with six wins in the promotion, an all-time record for Brave. During his stint with the organization, Al-Selawe has been able to avenge his only stoppage loss, dominating Englishman Carl Booth at Brave 9, in 2017.
Victories over Erik Carlsson, Daniele Scatizzi, David Bear and Tahar Hadbi have enabled the Jordanian powerhouse to compete for Brave’s Welterweight title. A first-round KO of Carlston Harris has put Al-Selawe on top of the Arab MMA world, with his coach and mentor Samy Aljamal claiming his pupil will make history.
“I truly believe in Al-Selawe’s potential to make history for Jordan. He is the man to put the country on the map for MMA fans and I feel like he’s already Jordan’s best-ever fighter. He will have the opportunity to assert himself and I’m confident he will take it”, says Aljamal, who has trained with legendary fighters back in Brazil, such as Marco Ruas, Pedro Rizzo, Amaury Bitetti and Murilo Bustamante.
However, Al-Selawe will have to deal with the biggest challenge of his career. A submission specialist and ground wizard, French-Russian Abdoul Abdouraguimov hasn’t lost as a professional and is 2-0 at Brave, with impressive victories over Sidney Wheeler and Rodrigo Cavalheiro.
Brave 23 takes place in Amman, Jordan, on April 19th. Aside from the main event between Al-Selawe and Abdouraguimov, Brave’s return to Jordanian soil will feature two other title fights, as Eldar Eldarov meets Mounir Lazzez for the inaugural Super Lightweight title; and Jordan’s own Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady defends his Lightweight crown against Brazil’s Luan Santiago.