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BRAVE CF are extending their stay in Stockholm, Sweden for a little longer than they originally intended. In their fourth show in as many weeks in the country, the organisation will stage BRAVE CF 40 on Monday, August 24 and a couple of undefeated fighters are set to return to action after winning this summer.
Two young promising European talents have been booked to meet in the headliner at featherweight. Following his TKO victory over Mariș Ciprian at BRAVE CF 36 on July 27, Mochamed “The Beast” Machaev returns to action and is expected to face Shoaib “The Assassin” Yousaf in the main event of the card.
Machaev (9-0) is 2-0 with the company and both of those wins have come this year. The Vienna-based fighter, who relocated to Sweden to train at Allstars Training Centre this summer, is looking to extend his undefeated professional record in yet another short notice fight. He is scheduled to take on Yousaf (7-1), who fights out of Manchester, England.
After becoming the 2016 IMMAF World Champion, Yousaf began his professional run at ACB and later became the UKFC Interim Lightweight Champion in 2019. He made his BRAVE CF debut last December, when he scored a submission victory over Hassan Talal and extended his current win streak to five. ‘The Assassin’ has finished his opponent in 6 of his 7 professional wins.
In the co-main event, Swedish fan favorite Anton Turkajl (5-0) is set to face Ibo “The Last Ottoman” Aslan (8-0) at a catchweight of 98 kg (216 lbs). Turkajl is coming off a quick first round victory over last-minute replacement, Athanasios Herkeletzis, at BRAVE CF 37. He is scheduled to face accomplished BRAVE CF debutant, Ibo Aslan, an undefeated Austrian prospect. Aslan last fought in June 2019 when he defeated Ivan Vičić at Vendetta 18 for the IFG Light Heavyweight Championship. He’s also the Austrian FC Light Heavyweight Championship. Neither Turkajl or Aslan has ever gone the distance in their professional career.
BRAVE CF 40, which is being held in association with local promoter, Bulldog Fight Night, starts at 4PM GMT on August 24. Additional bouts will be added to the card in the coming days.
Current BRAVE CF 40 fight card:
Featherweight main event: Mochamed Machaev (9-0) vs. Shoaib Yousaf (7-1)
Catchweight (216 lbs): Anton Turkajl (5-0) vs. Ibo Aslan (8-0)