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Belarus’s Vladislav Novitskiy: I’ll finish Yanis Ghemmouri in Round 2 at ‘BRAVE CF 51’


Vladislav Novitskiy, 27, of Minsk, Belarus and Yanis “The Galactic” Ghemmouri, 26, of Lyon, France are among the BRAVE Combat Federation debutantes on the “BRAVE CF 51: The Future is Here” fight card. They will battle it out in the bantamweight division.

In association with Rukh Sport Management (RSM), BRAVE CF will hold “BRAVE CF 51: The Future is Here” at the Falcon Club in Minsk on June 4, 2021. It is the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion’s first event in Belarus.

Vladislav Novitskiy (©BRAVE Combat Federation)

Ghemmouri wants to make a statement at “BRAVE CF 51: The Future is Here” at Novitsky’s expense. Knowing this, the Belarusian MMA fighter will not be rolling the dice when he steps into the cage with his French opponent.

“Let him speak whatever he wants,” Novitsky said of Ghemmouri. “I will finish him in the second round. No, he won’t be able to do it because I’m at home. Wherever this fight took place, he could not win and since I’m at home, I will win this fight.”


It somewhat backs up the prediction of Novitskiy. The Minsk native has not gone the distance in his last five outings, finishing it by either submission or knockout.

Meanwhile, Ghemmouri holds an impressive professional MMA record of 9 wins and 1 loss. Four of his wins were by way of submission and one via knockout.


Ghemmouri has not tasted defeat since May 2015, riding high on a six-bout winning streak. He poses as a legitimate threat to spoil Novitskiy’s plan to start his run in BRAVE CF on the right foot but the latter believes that he has the tools and a game plan to get his hand raised.

“He will not have a chance,” Novitsky said of Ghemmouri. “I will not let him do it. Come and watch, there will be a bright knockout in my performance.”


BRAVE CF was founded on September 23, 2016 by Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Among its rivals as the top MMA promotions in the world are the Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipBellator MMA, Professional Fighters League and ONE Championship.

The reigning strawweight champion of ONE Championship is Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 25, of Baguio City, Philippines. His Team Lakay teammates and fellow ONE Championship athletes Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 27, and Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw, 24, are former BRAVE CF athletes.

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