Corton falls in Brave CF 41
Team Lakay’s John Cris Corton remains optimistic he will return to action anytime soon even as he suffered another defeat in his flyweight bout against Magomed Idrisov in the Brave Combat Federation 41 in Bahrain on Sept. 17.
Corton took to social media last week his gratitude to all those who supported him in his latest fight, as he assured his followers that he will come back strong.
The Russian fighter won via unanimous decision after a grueling bout between two fighters.
It was a three-bout losing streak for Corton in the Bahrain-based promotion after he was defeated by Abdul Hussein of Finland in Brave CF 22 in March 2019 and was likewise defeated via unanimous decision by Zia Mashwani of Pakistan in October 2019.
Corton made a successful debut with the world’s fastest growing mixed martial arts promotion when he defeated Hussein Ayyad of Bahrain via unanimous decision.
Corton’s MMA record dropped to seven wins and six losses while Idrisov made a successful pro MMA debut after he made nine wins and three losses in his amateur bouts.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Fakhreddine made history in the main event of Brave CF 41 by becoming the first Lebanese to become MMA world champion as he went to war with Daniel Gaucho, and knocked him out in the fourth round to claim the middleweight world title.
It was a return to glory for Fakhreddine, a legend from the Arab MMA world, and arguably the most famous name in the scene.
He has fulfilled the dream of a lifetime and will go back to his beloved Beirut, Lebanon with the Brave CF belt around his waist. – Harley F. Palangchao