Cole Miller could make his return to the cage, and have a huge weight disadvantage in November, as the featherweight veteran was announced as one of the 15 fighters in the draft to enter a one-night, four-man openweight grand prix at Brave 29, set for Nov. 15 in Bahrain.
After “hundreds of athletes” applied to enter the openweight tournament and fight for a chance to pocked a $100,000 check, Brave revealed the list of 15 fighters that will now be part of a random draw that will select four contestants and one alternate on Tuesday.
Both semifinals and final will take place on the same card on Nov. 15. The two-round semifinals match-ups will also be announced on Oct. 15. The tournament final will be a three-round contest. The tournament belt has 13.6 pounds of gold, but a fighter must win the openweight tournament three times to be the permanent owner of the item.
Check the full list of fighters below.
Guto Inocente (7-4, light heavyweight)
Mohammad Fakhreddine (12-3, 1 no-contest, middleweight)
Aleksander Emelianenko (28-7-1, heavyweight)
Jeremy Kennedy (14-2, featherweight)
Gilbert Yvel (40-16-1, 1 no-contest, heavyweight)
Ole Laursen (8-4, welterweight)
Josh Copeland (18-6-1, heavyweight)
Yasubey Enomoto (19-11, middleweight)
Azamat Murzakanov (7-0, light heavyweight)
Christophe Vandijck (8-5, middleweight)
Matheus Scheffel (13-6, light heavyweight)
Cole Miller (21-11, 1 no-contest, featherweight)
Amir Aliakbari (10-1, heavyweight)
Rashad Coulter (9-4, light heavyweight)
Alex Garcia (15-7, welterweight)