On the main card of Brave CF 23, Khamzat Chimaev (5-0) took on Ikram Aliskerov (8-1). This fight was the 24-year old’s fifth fight in less than 12 months. This fight was his 3rd fight under the Brave CF banner, he previously finished highly touted Brave CF prospects Sidney Wheeler and Marko Kisic.
The first round started fast with Chimaev pushing the pace and looking for an ankle pick. After failing to take his opponent down, the Swede dropped his opponent with a clean punch and poured on pressure from there. A rocked Aliskerov managed to make his way back to the feet and was pinned up against the cage.
He managed to secure a takedown after altering his position against the cage but it wasn’t enough to keep Chimaev down as he sprung back to his feet and clinched the Russian attempting to get his own takedown. After breaking from the clinch Chimaev was landing the cleaner punches until finally stepping in and landing an uppercut which ended the fight putting Aliskerov unconscious on the mat.
Aliskerov was quickly seen to by medical staff after the bout was stopped. That was his first pro loss to date and the win could potentially launch Chimaev into title contention.
The Allstars Training Center fighter ultimately ended the bout with a brutal right uppercut putting the combat sambo fighter to sleep.
The middleweight made his Brave debut back in November and is now 3-0 under the Brave Combat Federation banner and 5-0 overall. “Borz” has stopped all his opponents before the final bell.
Aliskerov turned pro in 2012 and has since been racking up 5 of his 8 wins in the Brave promotion. This is his first loss.