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Filipino fighter Rolando Dy is set to return to mixed martial arts action next month.

BRAVE Combat Federation announced on Wednesday night, Feb. 17, its first main event for “Kombat Kingdom” with Dy and Kyrgyz contender Abdisalam Kubanychbek headlining BRAVE CF 47: Asian Domination on March 11.

BRAVE released its teaser on social media, which lasted for one minute and 38 seconds, hyping up the fight between two lightweight fighters, which will serve as a world title eliminator.

Whoever wins gets a crack at the belt against current titleholder Amin Ayoub (15-4) of France.

The 29-year-old Dy, who holds a 14-9 record, was named BRAVE CF Fighter of the Year after his redemption in 2020.

Dy etched his name back in the MMA scene since scaling up from the featherweight division, beating the likes of Maciej Gierszweski of Poland and John Brewin of New Zealand in two-month span.

Kubanychbek, for his part, rides on a 9-0 win streak since 2018 including three straight wins — all via stoppage — in the Bahrain-based promotion for an impressive 17-3 record.

BRAVE CF 47 is the first of four events for “Kombat Kingdom” within the 21-day span. It will be a series of fight nights that culminates on April 1 in celebration of the promotion’s 50th edition at the National Stadium in Riffa City. 

Source: Manila Bulletin (