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BRAVE CF Kicks Off 2024 with a Smash: Light Heavyweight Main Event Set between Erko Jun vs. Said Maalem at BRAVE CF 81 in Slovenia

Light Heavyweights will collide in Slovenia, with a shot at the vacant world title within sights for the winner

BRAVE CF 81 main event poster

BRAVE Combat Federation is hitting 2024 with a headline-grabber: BRAVE CF 81 Main Event features European sensation Erko Jun, who is gearing up for the fight of his life against Mohammed Said Maalem in a Light Heavyweight clash at the top of the BRAVE CF 81 card, happening April 20, in partnership with WFC.

Erko Jun left an indelible mark last year by securing a standout win in his BRAVE CF debut, taking down the local hero Marko Drmonjic in Slovenia. As the action returns to this Balkan nation, Jun is back in the spotlight, ready to dazzle once more.

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But it's no walk in the park for him this time. He's up against one of the MENA region's finest, Algeria's Mohammed Said Maalem. A former light heavyweight world champ in BRAVE CF, Maalem's looking to bounce back after a rollercoaster ride – his win over Mohammad Fakhreddine got nullified due to illegal moves, and he's coming off a loss in their rematch.

Now, Maalem, known as ‘’L’Ambiance,’’ and a celebrated athlete in Algeria, is hungry for victory as he steps back into the most international MMA arena. With fights in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Italy under his belt, he's no stranger to the big stage.

For Erko Jun, beating a former world champ like Maalem isn't just another win; it's a giant leap towards a world title opportunity in BRAVE CF. Dubbed ‘’The Bounty Hunter,’’ Jun is all set for this monumental challenge, with eyes on the prize.

Set in the Hala Tivoli Arena, Ljubljana, Slovenia, in collaboration with the premier regional body WFC, BRAVE CF 81 is the launchpad for the promotion's 2024 European Tour. With stops planned in the Netherlands, Croatia, Germany, and France, it's set to showcase Europe's elite fighters.

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