Things got pretty heated when two of Europe’s top prospects went face to face.

Two-time IMMAF junior world champion Muhammad Mokaev (4-0) meets SBG Ireland’s Blaine O’Driscoll (9-4) in Saturday’s BRAVE CF 54 co-main event, and the unbeaten rising star took issue with O’Driscoll getting in his face.

When the two fighters pressed heads, Mokaev aggressively shoved O’Driscoll and the pair immediately was separated.

I’ve never let anyone to touch my face first and this guys isn’t different to others! Tomorrow night I gonna smash him In Sha Allah #BraveCF54

— Muhammad Mokaev (@muhammadmokaev) September 24, 2021

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Dagestan-born, British-based Mokaev revealed he turned down an opportunity at Dana White’s Contender Series because he hopes to get a direct shot at the UFC. But first, Mokaev is eyeing BRAVE CF gold and he has to get through arguably his sternest test in O’Driscoll, who has experience fighting high-level opposition such as UFC veteran Jose Torres and reigning Cage Warriors champion Jake Hadley.

BRAVE CF 54 takes place Saturday in Konin, Poland and is headlined by a lightweight title fight between reigning champion Amin Ayoub (16-4) and Ahmed Amir (11-3-1).

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