Abdisalam Kubanychbek Forces Rolando Dy to Retire in Brave CF 47 Headliner

By Tudor Leonte Mar 11, 2021

Brave Combat Federation put on an action-packed show with ten fights that brought nine finishes including eight knockouts.

The Brave CF 47 main event featured a lightweight battle between Abdisalam Kubanychbek (17-2) and Ultimate Fighting Championship alum Rolando Dy (14-10-1). “The Incredible” looked good in the first part of the opening frame as his educated jab found his way to the Kyrgyz fighter’s chin. Kubanychbek was slow in finding his pace, but once he did, he closed the distance and shot for takedowns. After taking “The Incredible” to the mat, Kubanychbek trapped Dy with his back against the fence and punished his opponent with a few punches and elbows. “Omok” finished the first frame by landing an emphatic suplex.

The advantage in the second round for Dy was on the feet, who marked up his opponent from range, until he was taken down. The difficulties Kubanychbek saw on the feet were removed when he set up his takedowns with strikes. Moving the fight to the canvas, “Omok” started pounding on his opponent. When Dy got back on his feet, Kubanychbek dragged “The Incredible” back down, where he landed heavy shots. The Kyrgyzstan native ended the round on top of his opponent, scoring effectively from above. At the end of the one-minute break, Dy’s corner kept their fighter on the stool and he did not answer the call for the third round. The contest officially went in the books as a TKO due to corner stoppage at 5:00 of Round 2. With his victory, “Omok” may have earned the number one contender status with his sights on his division’s belt in the future, although his victory was slightly marred by his missing weight by .6 pounds.

The co-main event saw Tae Kyun Kim (8-0) stay unbeaten after defeating Husein Kadimagomaev (7-1) at featherweight. Kim and Kadimagomaev tested each other’s grappling skills in the opening stanza, with the Swiss fighter dominating the early going. As the round progressed, Kim proved that he could match his opponent’s grappling, pulling off a sweep to end up on top. In the second frame, a clumsy takedown attempt from Kadimagomaev left him wide open, where he was dropped with a stiff jab. Kim leapt on top, landing powerful strikes and cutting the Swiss fighter in the process. After composing himself, Kadimagomaev resorted to his wrestling once again to put his opponent on his back. Kadimagomaev came close to ending the fight with a guillotine choke, but Kim survived to the bell.

Fatigue crept in for both men in Round 3, as Kadimagomaev doggedly pursued the takedown but could not land it. Kim managed to keep the fight on the feet by stuffing every takedown attempt, and eventually the gassed Kadimagomaev fell over to his back, where Kim easily secured full mount. From there, Kim sought the finish, slamming his fists into his opponent until a desperate Kadimagomaev rolled over and was flattened out while trying to escape. The South Korean continued his barrage of punches until his foe was no longer able to defend himself intelligently any longer. The referee stopped the action after 2:43 in Round 3, rewarding Kim with his third victory under the Brave CF banner.

At Brave’s super-welterweight division of 175 pounds, Nursultan Ruziboev (30-8-2) viciously knocked Bellator MMA alum Ibrahim Mane (8-4) out with a slam in the first round. Both Ruziboev and Mane threatened one another with various submission attempts, and Mane locked up a triangle choke. To break up the choke, the Uzbekistani lifted Mane up and slammed him into unconsciousness, ending the fight just 3:12 into Round 1.

Earlier on the card, Nemat Abdrashitov (16-6) made a statement in his promotional debut by slugging his way through Anzor Abdulkhozjaev (11-2) in the second round of their 150-pound catchweight. Abdrashitov dropped Abdulkhozjaev with a right hook, and went on to finish the job with a few follow-up punches on the ground. The Round 2 stoppage came at 2:27.

Elsewhere, 145-pound contender Abdul Azim Badakhshi (11-3) scored his first Brave victory by faceplanting Agshin Babaev (21-7-1) with a nasty two-punch combination. Babaev attempted to slow the fight down and tire his opponent out with takedowns, but he was ultimately unsuccessful. Badakhshi was unconcerned by the repeated attempts, and when the two separated, he made the most of his opportunity to land a murderous uppercut. The Russian wobbled, and Badakhshi sent his adversary crashing face-first to the canvas with a quick but devastating right hand. The walk-off knockout came at 4:23 of the first round.

In a flyweight contest, Ryskulbek Ibraimov (18-4) made his successful promotional debut by outpointing UFC alum Jenel Lausa (7-6) via unanimous decision. Even though his opponent changed the day before the fight and Lausa missed weight by 1.5 pounds, Ibraimov imposed his superior wrestling skills over “The Demolition Man.” The Kyrgyzstani fighter won on all three scorecards, earning scores of 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 from the judges.

In a 135-pound battle, Mohammed Farhad (12-3) shut Uloomi Karim Shaheen’s (5-6) lights out with a lethal counterpunch that put “Somchai” out cold in an instant. A reckless Shaheen did some damage but left himself open early and often, and Farhad was able to take advantage of the defensive gaps to put his foe away with a bomb of a right hand. Referee Declarn Larkin rescued an unconscious Shaheen at 1:18 of the second stanza.

The first fight on the main card came at a 139-pound, when Ali Guliev/a> (6-0) handed Rana Rudra Pratap Singh (11-1) his career first defeat. Singh made Singh pay for coming in four pounds heavy, although the match was marred with a major foul. With Singh’s knee down, Guliev blasted him early with an illegal knee round reminiscent of Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling this past week. Although Singh decided to continue and Guliev was deducted two points, the former never seemed to recover. As soon as Guliev landed punches, Singh went down, and the referee called a halt to the contest at 1:34 of the first frame.
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