Brave 22: Ayyad makes Bahrain proud with a dominant win in the Philippines
Brave 22: Storm of Warriors showcased the best MMA has to offer. In a night full of knockouts and submissions, Bahrain’s own Hussain Ayyad flew the flag of his country to the highest pole with a dominant victory over Jason Vergara, who was fighting in front of his home fans at the iconic Mall of Asia, in Manila, Philippines. Ayyad put on a show as he was able to quickly tap out his opponent with a slick triangle choke.
It was the second win in a row for the KHK MMA product, who is climbing up the Flyweight rankings at a steady pace. “Iron” had beaten Mohamed Abo Ali back in November of last year, at Brave 18. Thi time around, however, he was fighting against the crowd, which was no problem for him. Ayyad didn’t let Vergara’s fans faze him, as he dominated the entire fight, which was ended by him in the very first round.
The sole representative of Bahrain showcased once again the improvements made in the KHK MMA headquarters, as he proved to be well-rounded since his last win was by TKO and he’s now finished an opponent once again by submission.
In the main event of Brave 22: Storm of Warriors, Bantamweight champion Stephen Loman maintained his title with a TKO victory over challenger Elias Boudegzdame. He is the first man to finish “Smile” inside the Brave cage and stayed perfect under the promotion’s banner, improving to 5-0, and three title