Brave CF 52 ‘Bad Blood’ Results: Said Maalem Stops Fakhreddine, Claims Light Heavyweight Title

On Sunday, Aug. 1, Brave CF hosted Brave CF 52 ‘Bad Blood’ from Milan, Italy.

In the night’s main event, Mohammad Fakhreddine and Mohamed Said Maalem battled for the light heavyweight title. They were scheduled to fight at Brave CF 50 last April, but the bout was cancelled due to Fakhreddine falling ill. Fakhreddine holds a pro record of 14 wins, four defeats and one no-contest. He is a knockout machine, with 11 of his 14 victories coming by stoppage. This includes snatching the middleweight title from Brazilian Daniel Pereira.

For the Swiss-Algerian Maalem, this was his third appearance in Brave. He made his debut in December 2019 winning by decision. Last November he knocked out Croatian fighter Zvonimir Kralj in the first round. His pro record is 11-3 with six knockouts and five decisions. He had won his last six, five by knockout and four in the first round.


The action aired on pay-per-view below via Fite TV at 2 p.m. ET.

Mohamed Said Maalem def. Mohammad Fakhreddine by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:20 – for light heavyweight title
Rustam Chsiev def. Enrico Cortese by TKO (corner stoppage). Round 1, 5:00
Valeriu Mircea def. Ayub Gaziev by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:43
Gamzat Magomedov def. Mochamed Machaev by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:54
Benoit Saint-Denis def. Arkaitz Ramos by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 1, 3:09
Elias Boudegzdame def. Brice Picaud by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 1:31
Ahmad Labban def. Virgiliu Frasineac by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:09