Brave 20: Khamzat Chimaev knocks out Sidney Wheeler in 35 seconds
Nine days notice and a weight up. No problem for Khamzat Chimaev, who stayed undefeated with the biggest win of his young career as he overwhelmed Sidney Wheeler in the main event of Brave 20, held in Hyderabad, India.
The Sweden representative needed only 35 seconds to close the show as he surprised the American wrestler with a takedown in the opening moments of the bout and proceeded to rain down punches until referee Marc Goddard stopped the fight, just as Wheeler as tapping out, unable to defend himself.
Chimaev, who made his Brave debut back in November at Welterweight, is now 4-0 as a professional, and 2-0 under the Brave Combat Federation banner. Wheeler drops to 8-4 as a pro and is now 1-2 for Brave.
In the co-main event, Anas Siraj Mounir had a great performance as he dominated John Brewin en route to a unanimous decision victory, giving the Bali MMA prospect his first loss as a professional.
Meanwhile, Jalal Al Daaja became a top contender with a second-round TKO of Kantharaj Shankar. After his third straight win, the Jordanian called out Bantamweight champion Stephen Loman.
Finally, Brazil’s Maria Ribeiro made a winning start to her Brave Combat Federation career as she overwhelmed Italian sensation Micol di Segni with a barrage of punches for a first-round TKO victory.
Full Brave 20 results:
Middleweight: Khamzat Chimaev def. Sidney Wheeler by submission (strikes) – R1
Lightweight: Anas Siraj Mounir def. John Brewin by unanimous decision
Bantamweight: Jalal Al Daaja def. Kantharaj Shankar by TKO – R2
Strawweight: Maria Ribeiro def. Micol di Segni by TKO (strikes) – R1
Featherweight: Ali Qaisi def. Nelson Paes by submission (armbar) – R1
Heavyweight: Rob Beech def. Mandeep Singh by Verbal Submission – R1
Bantamweight: Angad Bisht def. Kushal Vyas by TKO – R1
Lightweight: Farhad Hazrat Zada def. Nidhin Koshy by TKO – R2
Middleweight: Oloan Silalahi def. Satendar Bankura by TKO (strikes) – R1
Flyweight: Satya Behuria def. Sarabjit Singh by submission (triangle choke) – R3