Todd Stoute Obliterates Short-Notice Foe Cristian Constantinov in Brave CF 36 Main Event

By Tudor Leonte Jul 27, 2020

Brave Combat Federation returned with Brave CF 36 at the Berararia H, in Bucharest, Romania, on Monday.

In the main event, Todd Stoute (11-6) faced MMA newcomer Cristian Constantinov in a 230-pound catchweight bout. "The Black Hulk" was initially scheduled to lock horns with Amilcar Alves, who had to pull out due to travel restrictions and was replaced by Constantinov.

Stoute was able to exploit Constantinov's kickboxing background and shot for a takedown as soon as the fight started. After landing in his opponent's half guard, Stoute took the mount and started mauling Constantinov with elbows and punches. After taking a few shots, the Moldavian fighter tapped out at the 2:12 mark of the opening stanza. Stoute is now 2-1 under the Brave CF banner.

The co-main event featured a welterweight clash between Kevin Ruart (9-3) and Ion Surdu (10-1). Surdu started the fight by dominating Ruart on the feet, while the latter seemed to be inviting his opponent to grapple. Surdu managed to defend several takedown attempts from his opponent, but he could do nothing when Ruart caught him right on the chin with a left hook followed by a straight right that sent Surdu to the canvas. Ruart followed up with a few hammer fists, rendering Surdu unconscious at the 3:14 mark of the opening round. Given his seven-bout winning streak, Ruart might rightfully claim a shot at Jarrah Al-Selawe's 170-pound belt.

In other action, it took little more than a minute for Maciej Gierszewski (7-5) to solve the Bogdan Mihai Suru (0-2) puzzle, as "The Magic Man" took home a first-round TKO victory at 1:08 mark. Elsewhere, up-and-coming Austrian fighter Mochamed Machaev (9-0) made a statement, as he dominated Ciprian Maris (14-7) for the better part of two rounds. The doctor called a stop to the action at the end of Round 2, judging Maris unable to take more punishment.

In the opening fight on the card, Matiss Zaharovs (4-0) smashed Bilal Tipsaev (1-1) via TKO at the 2:16 mark of Round 3 in their bantamweight encounter.

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