Unanimously acknowledged because the top-rated 175-pounder within the territory, Santalahti put the group’s total division on discover by taking a short-notice bout in opposition to Lebanon’s Georges Eid at BRAVE CF 48: ARABIAN NIGHT final March.
Despite the fact that he managed to eke out a cut up choice victory over his sport Lebanese counterpart in an exhilarating conflict, the 27-year-old Finnish standout is much from glad together with his efficiency in his promotional debut and makes no secret of his goal to climb the ranks.
“I’m actually hungry to get again in there. My debut occurred on days’ discover, however it was a possibility that’s arduous to move up. Now I’m eagerly ready to showcase my complete ability set as a result of I’ve a lot to supply. Once I get again contained in the cage, I’ll certainly go for the end,” Santalahti declared.
Becoming a member of Santalahti as a member of the roster is compatriot Abdul “ABBA” Hussein, a submission specialist who holds a 7-2 standing and has been a flyweight mainstay since 2018.
In the meantime, Danish spitfire Louis “Spartacus” Glismann (8-2) is likewise doing his share of labor in placing a premium on the Nordic European model of MMA as a part of BRAVE CF, successful two of his final three assignments in thrilling vogue.
Finishing the lineup is a steady of Swede exports led by Zvonimir “The Croatian Sensation” Kralj (7-4), a 100-percent deadly finisher who’s ranked because the No. 1 heavyweight in Nordic Europe.
Holding up the fort alongside Kralj are Anton “The Pleasure Man” Turkalj (7-0), David “Fats Boy Slim” Jacobsson (8-3), Andreas “Actual Metal” Stahl (12-4) and Bilal “Borz” Tipsaev (1-1).
Santalahti is admittedly blown away by the extent of expertise that BRAVE CF possesses, main him to laud its scouting program.
“I can say that BRAVE CF is taking up Europe,” he mentioned. “The fighters they’re getting are excessive degree. Although they originated from the Center East, I feel they’re additionally the highest European group in the meanwhile.”
“BRAVE CF is a high-level group, and it’s my pleasure to be a part of the roster,” Santalahti added.
Ever since its inception in 2016, BRAVE CF has bolstered its profile as a world MMA promotion, staging 50 exhibits in 21 totally different nations–six of that are European nations equivalent to Northern Eire, England, Sweden, Russia, Slovenia and Romania.
Regardless of the ravaging results of COVID-19 final 12 months, BRAVE CF remained dedicated to its mission to empower the European MMA scene by internet hosting 4 consecutive playing cards in Sweden throughout the weekends of August 2020.
General, BRAVE CF was capable of maintain seven occasions in a calendar 12 months within the area, doing it underneath extraordinary circumstances because of the international well being disaster.
This previous January, the group even kicked off the 12 months with BRAVE CF 46 in Sochi, Russia.
BRAVE CF will probably be breaking new floor in Europe on June 4, including Belarus to the lengthy record of nations that the corporate has visited by the years.
In partnership with Rukh Sport Administration, BRAVE CF 51: THE FUTURE IS HERE is about to emanate from the state-of-the-art Falcon Membership Enviornment within the Belarusian capital of Minsk.
Santalahti believes that BRAVE CF will push the boundaries additional within the years to return.
“To me, that is simply the beginning. I eagerly look ahead to fighters from different nations in Europe to affix BRAVE CF,” he said. “They did occasions in Sweden final autumn. Hopefully, they’ll additionally come to Finland and maintain an occasion in my dwelling nation. The probabilities are countless.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Government Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and likewise a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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