Manama: Russia’s Roman Bogatov is only a few days away from his much-anticipated BRAVE Combat Federation debut, and the Lightweight couldn’t be more excited about opening this new chapter in his career.
“I almost fought for BRAVE CF before, but it was a short notice fight and it ended up not happening”, he revealed. “Since I wasn’t quite ready then, we kept talking and they offered me a contract on very good terms, which I accepted immediately. It was even better to know that I could make my debut at home”.
Bogatov said that he’s been following BRAVE CF steps for a while now and pointed out what he found more appealing about the organization. “I really like BRAVE CF, and I’ve been following for a long time now. It has had events in pretty much every continent in the world, so many good fighters competing for the promotion and doing really well. It is amazing”.
Scheduled to face Nurzhan Akishev, from Kazakhstan, in a featured main card bout at BRAVE CF 46, on January 16, in Sochi, Bogatov sees similarities between him and his opponent and predicted an epic showdown for the fans watching around the world.
“I don’t think he (Akishev) and I are very different. We both love fighting, it’ll be all about who wants it more, who is down to leave it all inside the cage. I know Kazakh people have lots of character and will fight until the very end, and so do I, that means we’ll have a battle for ages. Wait and see…”, he stated.
With a professional record of 10 wins and a single loss, Roman Bogatov boasts a 60% finish-ratio. Across the cage, Nurzhan Akishev is 11-1 in his pro career and is currently on a 4-win streak.
BRAVE CF 46 takes place on January 16, in Sochi, Russia. The event, which marks the very first card of the truly global MMA promotion in Russia, will be held in association with the local promoters of Krepost Selection. In the main event of the evening, the Super Lightweight champion Eldar Eldarov will put his title on the line against the challenger Leonardo Mafra, from Brazil.