Mohammed Shahid (born July 8, 1989) is an entrepreneur and a mixed martial artist from Bahrain. He is the CEO of KHK Sports, KHK MMA and the President of the Bahrain-based global mixed martial arts organisation, Brave Combat Federationhttp://www.tradearabia.com/news/MEDIA_368308.html owned by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Mohammed Shahid is the first mixed martial artist from Bahrain to compete in global MMA events. Shahid was assigned to develop mixed martial arts in Bahrain as the CEO of KHK MMA. Bahrain established a national team alongside hosting International athletes to train alongside to facilitate the growth of MMA in Bahrain. Mohammed Shahid diversified the operations of Brave Combat Federation hosting events in 19 nations and played a key role in organizing Brave International Combat Week hosted in Bahrain which features International Mixed Martial Arts Federation World Championships.
Brave Combat Federation
Brave Combat Federation was established on 23 September 2016 by Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa with Mohammed Shahid as the President. BRAVE Combat Federation features mixed martial artists from more than 40 nations located in five continents. BRAVE Combat Federation events are aired though multiple media partners including Abu Dhabi Sports, MTV India, El Rey Network, Combate, Myx TV, S+A, ESPN 5, and Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation. The organization was formally launched in 2016 and has established operations in Dublin, SÃ£o Paulo and Mumbai prior to launching events and for talent relations. Brave Combat Federation, alongside the holding company, KHK MMA and Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation hosted the IMMAF World Championships in November, 2017., a partnership which was renewed for 2018 and 2019. Shahid managed the promotion to organize events in 19 nations after its formation on 23 September 2016. Strategic partnerships were established in Brazil, India, Colombia, Europe, Indonesia, and U.A.E by the promotion. Mohammed Shahid was also among the chief officials who led Bahrain to host 2017 Brave International Combat Week that featured 2017 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation world championships held in Bahrain.
KHK MMA evolved into promoting more sports including Cricket and Boxing.https://sports.abs-cbn.com/boxing/news/2020/05/28/khk-mtk-host-global-boxing-summit-bahrain-68457 KHK Sports and MTK Global have announced the boxing summit to be held in Bahrain in the autumn of 2020.https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/05/23/sports/sports-top/khk-sports-mtk-global-forge-partnership/726580/ It was announced that Bahrain will host its first-ever world title contest which will be broadcast live in the USA, UK, and around the world.https://www.bworldonline.com/brave-cf-to-expand-to-professional-boxing/0 A potential bout between WBA champion Manny Pacquiao and WBO titleholder Terrence Crawford was hinted to take place in autumn.https://gulfnews.com/photos/sports/photos-from-tiger-woods-to-dan-carter---athletes-best-sporting-comebacks-1.1591267090696 The announcement was followed by top British promoter Frank Warren, veteran heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, Briton Amir Khan and former four-weight champion Roy Jones Jr. expressing support for the initiative by Bahrain to expand in Boxing.https://www.thenational.ae/sport/other-sport/bob-arum-lennox-lewis-and-roy-jones-jr-throw-weight-behind-bahrain-boxing-summit-1.1028910 Coca-Cola Bahrain Premier Leaguehttps://www.bahrainthisweek.com/bahrain-premier-league-coca-cola-partnered-khk-sports-exelon/ was organized under KHK Sports in 2018. The initiative is a franchise-based cricket tournament of T20 format.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Mohammed Shahid started his career as a professional fighter in the Super Fight League. He became the first fighter from GCC to be featured in the Super Fight League. He later went on to become the first fighter from the Middle East to headline the main event of an MMA event. He holds a record of 4-2-0 in his professional career.
- Win align=center4â€“2â€“0 Prince Alamgeer Khan TKO (doctor stoppage) SFL 38 - India vs. Pakistan align=center1 align=center2:50 Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Win align=center3â€“2â€“0 Mohammad Younus TKO (Doctor Stoppage) BFMMA - BodyForce MMA 1 align=center1 align=center2:55 Bangalore, India - Loss align=center2â€“2â€“0 Satendar Bankura Submission SFL 24-25 - Super Fight League 24-25 align=center1 align=center0:52 Mumbai, India - Win align=center2â€“1â€“0 Abdul Hamid TKO (Knees) SFL 16 - Super Fight League 16 align=center3 align=center3:17 Mumbai, India - Loss align=center1â€“1â€“0 Vikas Singh DQ (Illegal Knee to Grounded Opponent) SFL 14 - Super Fight League 14 align=center1 align=center0:20 Mumbai, India - Win align=center1â€“0â€“0 Mayura Dissanayake Decision (unanimous) Super Fight League 1 align=center3 align=center5:00 Mumbai, India -
Campaign against UFC 249
Brave Combat Federation initiated an awareness campaign in wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The events announced by the promotion was postponedhttps://www.mmafighting.com/2020/3/19/21185942/brave-cf-wont-pay-fighters-cancelled-events-coronavirus-pandemic until further notice.https://www.fightsports.tv/brave-cf-to-postpone-events-due-to-the-coronavirus/ The organization recruited its athletes as ambassadorshttp://starvisionnews.com/asian-fighters-join-in-support-of-brave-cf-coronavirus-awareness-campaign/ to create awareness in the regions of operation.https://www.mmaweekly.com/brave-cf-recruits-fighters-worldwide-as-ambassadors-for-awareness-campaign-against-coronavirus Mohammed Shahid criticized UFC for continuing with plans to stage the UFC 249 event on April 18.https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/ufc/ufc-blasted-going-ahead-events-21827084 The opinion has received wide support in Asia and Europe which were widely affected by the pandemic.https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/indian-mma-governing-bodies-unite-with-a-message-against-ufc-249/1797461 Due to mounting pressure, UFC 249 was canceled after interventions from California state officials and Disney & ESPNhttps://lockerroom.in/blog/view/Coronavirus-Medical-Community-BRAVE-CF executivesâ€”shortly after the promotion had finalized plans to host their upcoming fight card in Lemoore, CA.https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2020/4/11/21217616/brave-cf-claim-responsibility-ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje-cancellation-tachi-palace-covid-19-news
List of male mixed martial artists
Category:1989 births Category:Living people Category:Bahraini male martial artists