Pakistani MMA has a new hero, and his name is Abbas Khan

Abbas Khan came into BRAVE CF 71 determined to prove BRAVE CF president Mohammed Shahid right, after Shahid said he was the biggest fighter from Pakistan. And prove Shahid right he did by shutting out Omar Hussein with a dogged performance that showcased a maturity beyond his years.

With only five pro fights to his name prior to last Monday, Khan relied on the traits that made him Pakistan’s number one fighter according to Shahid: his amateur experience and the fact that he competed in multiple sports; his physicality and cardio; and his world-class training partners, which helped guide him to yet another successful BRAVE CF outing.

That recipe meant his performance didn’t go unnoticed and, now at 5-1, he will have bigger fish to fry in the BRAVE Combat Federation ever-growing Super Lightweight division. But his story so far wasn’t without its problems.

From humble beginnings, Abbas traveled to the Kingdom of Bahrain in search of a better life for himself and his family. He started off at the bottom, with odd jobs, including working in fast-food chains as a cleaner and delivery boy  – but found himself in boxing and dreamed of making it in the sport.

That was until he met – and fell in love with MMA. All his dreams changed, and the new and improved Abbas Khan now has a clear goal in mind: to become the first Pakistani world champion in the most global MMA organization in the world. As he establishes himself as the leading athlete in mixed martial arts coming out of Pakistan, Abbas showcased his gritty side, being able to grind out a unanimous decision and showing new levels to his well-rounded MMA game. 

 BRAVE CF 71 Official Results

Featherweight: Omar Solomanov beat Ilyar Askhanov via unanimous decision (30-27 30-27 30-27)

Bantamweight: Velimurad Alkhasov beat Nicholas Hwende via unanimous decision (30-27 30-27 30-27)

Super Lightweight: Abbas Khan beat Omar Hussein via unanimous decision (30-27 30-27 30-27)

Super Lightweight: Mahmoud Sebiebeat Oussama Zeidi via submission (rear-naked choke) – 1:12s – Round 1

Lightweight: Ramazan Gitinov beat Abderrahman Errachidy via submission (D’Arce choke) – 1:55s – Round 1

Super Lightweight: Khamzat Maaevbeat Elias Farah via KO – 41s – Round 1

Flyweight: Maysara Mohamed beat Ruel Panales via KO – 1:25s – Round 1

Bantamweight: Abdullah AlYaqoob beat Kenneth Maningat via TKO (due to strikes) – 3:15s – Round 2

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