PFL signs BRAVE CF welterweight champion Jarrah Al-Silawi
BRAVE CF welterweight champion Jarrah Al-Silawi will be taking his talents Stateside.
Widely regarded as one of the best fighters to come out of the Middle East, Jordan’s Al-Silawi (16-3) has signed with PFL and is expected to take part in next season’s welterweight tournament, Al-Silawi announced on the “Hosheh MMA” podcast Thursday morning. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the news to MMA Junkie.
BRAVE CF also released a statement confirming that they’ve amicably parted ways with their champion, thanking him for all his years in the promotion.
A statement on Jarrah Al-Silawi – https://t.co/dxS2xXKVTx
— BRAVE Combat Federation (@bravemmaf) September 9, 2021
“The Jordanian Lion” is expected to make his promotional debut in a non-regular season bout at next month’s 2021 PFL Championship event, which takes place Oct. 27 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Al-Silawe, a two-time BRAVE CF welterweight champ, has won 11 of his past 12 and is coming off a second-round TKO title defense against ex-UFC fighter Ismail Naurdiev at BRAVE CF 50 in April. The 29-year-old also holds a win over current UFC welterweight Carlston Harris, knocking him out in the first round to claim the BRAVE CF welterweight title in 2018.