When news broke last week that Brave Combat Federation were looking for a replacement for injured bantamweight Arnold ‘Silverback’ Quero at Brave 9: Kingdom of Champions, Director of Brave Alejandro Soto wasn’t exactly besieged with offers to step in and fight talented Brazilian Felipe Efrain. As Soto stated on social media, “No one wants to fight this kid!”
One exception to that statement, however, was The MMA Vanguard’s Ahmed ‘The Prince’ Faress.
Fresh off a twelfth career submission win in Mumbai, India over popular native Bharat Khandare, Faress’ confidence continues to soar. Having spent several weeks training alongside fellow Egyptian ace Ahmed ‘The Butcher’ Amir in the Republic of Kuwait, Faress touched down in Thailand en route to Tiger Muay Thai late last week when news of the injury to Quero broke.
While much of the focus had, understandably, been on Amir’s upcoming bout with Swedish fighter Erik Carlsson at Brave 9, Faress was ready and willing to put his top-ranked status on the line – a sentiment he has since repeated.
“I was, and still am, ready to fight anyone,” Faress stated after news broke that a replacement had already been found for Efrain. “I want to fight, I feel great, I am training well, I am doing all the right things, and I know in my heart I will always be ready.”