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Glenn McVeigh has signed a new five-fight professional contract with BRAVE CF, the organisation revealed earlier this week. The Fight Academy Ireland bantamweight stepped in on short notice to take on two-time IMMAF world champion, Muhammad Mokaev, at BRAVE CF 37 in Sweden. Despite losing a unanimous decision to a dominant Mokaev, BRAVE CF were impressed with McVeigh’s ‘heart display in the cage’ and the courage shown to take on such a tough challenge in his professional debut.
“Glenn McVeigh jumped into one of the scariest fights out there with only two-days notice, after more than 7 athletes refused to face two-time IMMAF World Champion Muhammad Mokaev,” the organisation stated in a press release posted to their website.
McVeigh (0-1) described the roller coaster of emotions after losing to Mokaev to Euro MMA Hub.
“I went up to the [hotel] room and sat in tears, was asked to come down for a pint in the lobby and found out I was getting a contract!”
Having completed an amateur MMA career with an 11-5 record—including titles in two promotions—McVeigh was delighted to be signing with BRAVE CF, describing to Euro MMA Hub that he was “absolutely over the moon. It’s the opportunity I’d been dreaming of!”
The Irishman may have been dominated by Mokaev, but he believes that with a full camp to get in better fighting shape that the outcome would have been different.
“If I’d have fought the Glenn that got in the cage I’d have ended him in the first. Mokaev has nothing on me and it’ll show when I’m in shape for the rematch,” McVeigh proclaimed.
While McVeigh is excited to begin his five-fight contract, he’s still keeping an eye on Mokaev, as he believes that their paths will cross again sooner rather than later.
“Five fights and assuming all goes well, we get the Mokaev rematch somewhere in them!” McVeigh speculated.
“I’m coming for Mo, and any fights I have in the meantime are just warm-ups. He’d better keep improving or it’ll be a quick one!”
Mokaev and McVeigh have continued to engage with each other on social media, so don’t be surprised if these two young professionals lock horns once again inside the BRAVE CF cage.