Brad Katona, winner of “TUF 27”, challenges Brave CF title in March


The winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 27”, Brad Katona, will continue his race under the Brave CF banner in March.

Promotion officials today announced that Katona (10-2) will face Bahrain’s Hamza Kooheji (11-2) at Brave CF 57 on March 11 with the vacant organization’s bantamweight title on the line.

The card, which is expected to feature three title fights, is streamed live on from the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain.

Katona won the “TUF 27” featherweight tournament in 2018 with a decisive victory over Jay Cucciniello. “Superman” then fell to 135 pounds and won a decisive victory over Matthew Lopez. However, his UFC run ended with back-to-back losses to Merab Dvalishvili and Hunter Azure.

Katona, 30, signed with Brave FC in 2021, winning two fights to earn his chance at the vacant belt.

Meanwhile, Kooheji is leading a five-game winning streak. A longtime member of the promotion, Kooheji is 8-1 under the Brave CF banner, with the only loss coming in 2018 to current UFC bantamweight Khalid Taha.

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