Manama : Elias Boudegzdame will become the first champion in Brave Combat Federation to defend his championship title for the second time. Boudegzdame is the champion at the featherweight division and had been crowned the champion by HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa during Brave 4 hosted in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Boudegzdame claimed the championship after submitting ex-UFC fighter, Masio Fullen in the first round.
Boudegzdame became the first champion in the organisation to defend the championship when he faced Jakub Kowalewicz in Amman, Jordan during Brave 10. Elias was honoured in his home country of Algeria by the country’s Ministry of Sports, El Hadi Ould Ali. Elias was invited to the headquarters of the Ministerial Department of Youth and Sports to declare his victory a matter of national achievement for representing Algeria at a global level.
Elias Boudegzdame will be defending his championship against 2011 NCAA Wrestling Champion, Bubba Jenkins at Brave 16 hosted in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 21st September at the Mubadala Arena. The title defence marks Boudegzdame as the only champion in Brave Combat Federation to have defended his title multiple times.