Chad Hanekom repeated the magic at Brave Combat Federation securing his second win in the promotion. Coming after a performance of the night winning first round victory at Brave 13 in Belfast, the South African was confident that he will repeat the magic at Abu Dhabi, UAE. He faced Leon Aliu who was undefeated in his professional career with an eight fight win streak. Aliu suffered his first career loss at the hands of Hanekom. The prospect trained by Richie Quan at Coach Quan University went three rounds of action to be the winner by unanimous decision.
With two wins in a row, Hanekom is behind Ikram Aliskerov who has four wins in Brave Combat Federation and is the only fighter to handover Hanekom a loss in his career. The chances are high that the two Middleweights could clash if a Middleweight title is introduced soon in the promotion. At Brave 16, Hanekom predicted way ahead of the bout that he is set to dominate the clear favourite who had an impressive win streak.
“I knew coming into this fight that my skillset in all areas was far superior to his. He was on a very impressive win streak; but as I said before the fight, at some stage everyone has to lose. Im a different kind of animal in the middleweight division. I knew he had never faced an opponent of my caliber. My next target is to headline the event by Brave Combat Federation in South Africa. I cannot talk much about what the prospects might hold. But what I can say is that, I just won a title contention fight and I dominated it”, said Hanekom.
Chad became the first fighter from South Africa to win in Brave Combat Federation when he locked the Kimura against Dominic McConnell at Brave 13. The Middleweight believes that his game has improved significantly and is ready for the championship title. “For me to improve all aspects of my game is the most important thing. To grow mentally, physically and spiritually is really important. The Brave Combat Federation title would really mean a lot to me. To be a world champion on one of the biggest MMA promotions in the world will be truly humbling experience. I want to use my talents to be a symbol of positivity and hope to the world”, stated Hanekom.