- What: Brave CF 65
- Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
- Location: Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Isa Town, Bahrain
- Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
- How to Watch: DAZN
Brave CF 65 takes place on Friday, October 28 from the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Isa Town, Bahrain. In the main event of the MMA card, Hamza Kooheji takes on Eduardo Mora in a featherweight scrap. In the event’s co-main event. former UFC flyweight Jose Torres meets Izzeddine Al Derbani in a bantamweight scrap.
Hamza Kooheji is coming off a November 2021 split decision loss to ex-UFC fighter Brad Katona. The loss ended Kooheji’s five-fight winning streak with the promotion. With the victory, Katona claimed the vacant Brave CF bantamweight title. Eduardo Mora is also coming off a loss. Nkosi Ndebele defeated Mora vid decision in July.
Jose Torres was a victim of the UFC’s flyweight purge in 2018. At the time he was released by the promotion, Torres was 8-1. A multiple time champion with Titan FC, Torres is now 10-1-1 as a pro. His most recent outing was a March 2021 win over Blaine O’Driscoll. Izzeddine Al Derbani has a 13-2 record heading into Brave CF 65. He has wins in his past five fights and is coming off a July submission victory on an ACS Fight Night card.
Brave CF 65 Picks: Hamza Kooheji vs. Eduardo Mora
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Hamza Kooheji vs. Eduardo Mora breakdown and analysis
Hamza Kooheji is a patient fighter, who does not take a step back. He waits for his opponent to step in and when that happens he throws counters. Kooheji is a high-volume striker with the ability to take the fight to the mat and search for submissions. Kooheji has a 10-3 record with six decision wins to go with two knockouts and two submissions.
Eduardo Mora sports a 7-3 record with five victories by decision to go with one submission and one knockout. Mora has a very heavy top game on the mat. His ability to get the fight to the ground and keep it there, creates problems. Once Mora has his opponent down he looks for openings for submissions. He also has the ability to tee off with strikes if the opportunity presents itself.
The best bet in the main event for Brave CF 65 is Eduardo Mora to defeat Hamza Kooheji.
Pick: Eduardo Mora to beat Hamza Kooheji
Brave CF 65 Picks: Jose Torres vs. Izzeddine Al Derbani
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Jose Torres vs. Izzeddine Al Derbani breakdown and analysis
Jose Torres is a well-rounded fighter with a tremendous upside. He has four wins via decision, four knockout victories and two submission triumphs. A two-division champion in Titan FC before he joined the UFC, Torres is an underrated talent.
Like Torres, Izzeddine Al Derbani is a well-rounded fighter with the ability to finish the fight on the ground or on the feet.
I think the difference in this contest will be the high-level experience of Torres. He does not panic and he does not get frustrated.
The best bet in the co-main event of the Brave CF 65 fight card is Jose Torres to beat Izzeddine Al Derbani.
Pick: Jose Torres to beat Izzeddine Al Derbani.
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