Category Archives: BRAVE COMBAT FEDERATION

Tense staredowns steal the show at Brave 13 weigh-ins Brave Combat Federation

Tense staredowns steal the show at Brave 13 weigh-ins Brave Combat Federation hosted the ceremonial weigh-ins this Friday, ahead of its European debut, this Saturday, at The SSE Arena, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Brave 13: Europe Evolution will be headlined by Stephen Loman's first Bantamweight title defense against Frans Mlambo. Both fighters made weight and were polite…
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Rustam Khabilov visits KHK MMA Bahrain ahead of Brave 13

(Image caption: Rustam Khabilov (center) with fighters at KHK MMA Bahrain Russian mixed martial artist and Combat Sambo World Champion, Rustam Khabilov visited KHK MMA Gym in Bahrain. He is the first Russian fighter to appear in a UFC main event. Khabilov interacted with the fighters of KHK MMA Fight Team and trained alongside the…
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Brave 13: Kavanagh predicts KO win for pupil Mlambo

Brave 13: Kavanagh predicts KO win for pupil Mlambo After seven professional MMA fights, with five wins and two losses, Frans Mlambo gets his first crack at a world title when he takes on Bantamweight champion Stephen Loman at Brave 13: Europe Evolution, set for June 9th, in Northern Ireland. And his team is optimistic…
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Brave Flyweight Bruno Malfacine makes jiu-jitsu history

Brave Flyweight Bruno Malfacine makes jiu-jitsu history Jiu-jitsu legend Bruno Malfacine closed out his career in amazing style as he became a world champion for the tenth time last Sunday, finishing all of his opponents on the way to another gold medal at the IBJJF World Championships. The Brazilian icon turned to professional MMA last…
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Tarek Suleiman withdraws, opponent announced for Hanekom

​ Tarek Suleiman confirmed that he will not be competing in Brave 13: Europe Evolution. The middleweight fighter from Syria suffered an injury during the wrestling session. Suleiman is the sole representation from Syria in Brave Combat Federation and was scheduled to face Chad Hanekom. Though he was ready to go into the fight despite…
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Kavanagh praises Mlambo’s commitment ahead of Brave title fight

Kavanagh praises Mlambo's commitment ahead of Brave title fight Through SBG Ireland, John Kavanagh has made a lasting impact in the MMA world, nurturing talents from Conor McGregor to Gunnar Nelson. Next on the coach's list is Frans Mlambo, who takes on Stephen Loman in the main event of Brave 13: Europe Evolution, set for…
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Amir Khan announces his presence at Brave 13 in Belfast

Amir Khan announces his presence for Brave 13 in Belfast ​ ​ British professional boxer, Amir Khan has announced that he will make his presence at Brave 13: Europe Evolution. The fight night is hosted on 9th June at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The event marks the entry of Brave Combat Federation…
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Erick da Silva replaces Al-Selwady at Brave 13

Erick da Silva replaces Al-Selwady at Brave 13 After Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady announced a hand injury would prevent him from facing Erik Carlsson next week, Brave Combat Federation has moved swiftly in finding a replacement for the "Pride of Palestine". Officials announced today that Brazilian Erick "Índio Brabo" da Silva will now take on Carlsson, from…
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Norman Park has an eye on Selwady

Norman Park has an eye on Jordanian MMA Sensation   Norman Parke is set to fight the rematch against Myles Price at Brave 13: Europe Evolution in the co-main event. The rematch had been a point of discussion during the points of career of both fighters and is finally nearing the conclusion on June 9th at the…
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Brown: May be you’re looking at a legend one day

Brown: May be you’re looking at a legend one day ​ Kerrith Brown, President of IMMAF appreciated Frans Mlambo in securing the championship title opportunity at Brave Combat Federation. Brown was speaking to Jason van Schalkwyk from Scuffle media during the IMMAF African Open.  Mlambo is a gold medalist at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships…
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Brazilian stars helping Suleiman ahead of Brave 13

Brazilian stars helping Suleiman ahead of Brave 13   Middleweight Tarek Suleiman will try to achieve his first Brave Combat Federation victory at the promotion's first-ever show in Europe, set for June 9th, in Northern Ireland. The Syrian fighter will take on South-African Chad Hanekom, and he enlisted the help of two Brazilian heroes and a…
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Mlambo looking for quick finish against champ Loman at Brave 13

Mlambo looking for quick finish against champ Loman at Brave 13 Frans Mlambo will get the first crack at Stephen Loman's Bantamweight title at Brave 13: Europe Evolution, set for June 9th, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. And while he admits his opponent is a good fighter, "The Black Mamba" hopes for a quick finish in his…
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Aidan James set to make history for Wales at Brave 13

Aidan James set to make history for Wales at Brave 13 After a long and victorious amateur career, Welsh Aidan James made his professional debut with yet another big win and he will look to take this form on to his Brave Combat Federation debut. The Featherweight takes on Tommy Martin at Brave 13: Europe…
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Press Release – Parke 100% confident in smashing Price up

​ The war of words have reached a new level as Norman Parke is set for the rematch against Myles Price. Parke had previously fought Price eight years ago where he defeated Price by way of submission by Guillotine Choke in the very first round. The rivalry will be settled once an for all at…
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MMA legends hail Brave Combat Federation as revival of Pride FC

After Bertrand Amoussou, president of the French MMA sanctioning body, compared Brave Combat Federation to Pride Fighting Championships, other Pride fighters chimed in the discussion, agreeing with the French pioneer on the matter. Former Pride champion and MMA legend Wanderlei Silva recently said that the focus Brave gives to fighters is reminiscent of his Pride…
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Erik Carlsson: Many fighters doesn’t want to face Selwady

Erik Carlsson is two weeks away from facing the Middle Eastern Lightweight sensation, Abdul Kareem Al Selwady in the edition of Brave Combat Federation on 9th June at Belfast, North Ireland. Carlsson is among the first European fighters to have signed with the promotion. Carlsson is making his return to the cage after the awe inspiring bout…
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Brave Combat Federation reaches landmarks with maiden Europe trip

Brave Combat Federation reaches landmarks with maiden Europe trip After less than two years of being in business, Brave Combat Federation, a Bahrain-based MMA promotion, has reached a number of landmarks that have taken the combat sports world by storm. Brave 13: Europe Evolution, set for June 9th, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, marks the promotion's…
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Cavalheiro plans to call out champion Harris after Brave 13

Cavalheiro plans to call out champion Harris after Brave 13 Rodrigo Cavalheiro is riding high after his explosive Brave Combat Federation debut. Back in April, the veteran Welterweight brutally knocked out Alessandro Gambulino in the first round to set up a clash with Karl Amoussou, at Brave 13: Europe Evolution, set for June 9th, in…
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Full Fight card revealed for Brave 13: Europe Evolution, Belfast Brave Combat Federation has announced the full fight card for Brave 13: Europe Evolution hosted on 9th June at the SSE Arena at Belfast, Northern Ireland. The event marks the entry of the Bahrain based global promotion to Europe. The main event features the bantamweight champion, Stephen Loman from Philippines defending the title against Frans Mlambo from Ireland. The bout is a rematch between the prospect from SBG Ireland coached by John Kavanagh facing the champion from Asia’s top fight team, Team Lakay coached by Mark Sangiao. The co-main event features the superstar from Northern Ireland, Norman Parke fighting Myles Price from the Republic of Ireland in the lightweight division. The bout is also a rematch reviving their age old rivalry. Other bouts include Rodrigo Cavalheiro from Brazil facing Karl Amoussou from France. Andy Young facing Bryan Creighton and Zack Zane facing Declan Dalton. Lebanon’s Mohammad Fakhreddine will make his return to face Sidney Wheeler. Top Middle Eastern superstar, Abdul Kareem Al Selwady will also make his return after the tenth edition of the event to face Erik Carlsson. The undercard is also stacked with local and international athletes. Glen Irvine will fight Konrad Iwanowski, Chad Hanekom will fight Tarek Suleiman, Cyan Cowley will fight Oktawian Olejniczak, IMMAF gold medalist Ben Bennette will fight Adam Byrne, Piotr Tokarski will fight Sam Slater, Aidan James will fight Tommy Martin and Jonathan Reid will fight Constantin Gnusarev. A total of 28 fighters will represent 15 nations in the fight card. The fights will be broadcasted live on Abu Dhabi Sports, Combate, StarSat and VodaComm in the respective territories apart from streaming across the official website of Brave Combat Federation. The fight card also features two IMMAF gold medalists, Frans Mlambo and Ben Bennette. The fight card is also special for Straight Blast Gym Ireland for featuring multiple athletes alongside being involved in the championship title fight in the main event. ​ Main card Stephen Loman vs. Frans Mlambo (Bantamweight World Title) Norman Parke vs. Myles Price (Catchweight (73kg)) Karl Amoussou vs. Rodrigo Cavalheiro (Welterweight) Andy Young vs. Bryan Creighton (Flyweight) Declan Dalton vs. Zack Zane (Featherweight) Mohammad Fakhreddine vs. Sidney Wheeler (Catchweight) Abdul Kareem Al Selwady vs. Erik Carlsson (Lightweight) Undercard Poland Konrad Iwanowski vs. Glen Irvine (Middleweight) Tarek Suleiman vs. Chad Hanekom (Middleweight) Cyan Cowley vs. Oktawian Olejniczak (Catchweight (73kg)) Ben Bennette vs. Adam Byrne (Catchweight (79kg)) Poland Piotr Tokarski vs. Sam Slater (Featherweight) Aidan James vs. Tommy Martin (Featherweight) Jonathan Reid vs. Constantin Gnusarev (Lightweight)

Full Fight card revealed for Brave 13: Europe Evolution, Belfast Brave Combat Federation has announced the full fight card for Brave 13: Europe Evolution hosted on 9th June at the SSE Arena at Belfast, Northern Ireland. The event marks the entry of the Bahrain based global promotion to Europe. The main event features the bantamweight…
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Al-Selwady looks to make history against Erik Carlsson at Brave 13

Al-Selwady looks to make history against Erik Carlsson at Brave 13 Jordan's Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady is one of Brave's most victorious fighters. With four promotional wins to his name, he will look to join countryman Jarrah Al-Selawe in the "Five Wins club" against Sweden's Erik Carlsson at Brave 13: Euro Evolution, set for June 9th, in…
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Hadbi reveals broken arm sustained during Brave 12

Hadbi reveals broken arm sustained during Brave 12 Tahar Hadbi walked into the Brave cage for the fourth time in his career determined to beat Jarrah Al-Selawe and guarantee a title shot at Welterweight. And even though he lost a tough decision to "The Jordanian Lion" on the co-main event of Brave 12: KHK Legacy,…
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Norman Parke signs for Brave, faces Myles Price in Northern Ireland

Norman Parke signs for Brave, faces Myles Price in Northern Ireland Former UFC fighter Norman Parke has signed with Brave Combat Federation and will make his promotional debut at home. "Stormin' Norman" takes on longtime rival Myles "Magic" Price in a Catchweight of 73 kg, at Brave 13: Euro Evolution, set for June 9th, at…
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McGregor’s teammate to fight for world title at Brave 13

McGregor's teammate to fight for world title at Brave 13 SBG Ireland's Frans Mlambo has his next fight set as he takes on current Bantamweight champion Stephen Loman in the main event of Brave 13: Euro Evolution, set for Belfast, Northern Ireland, on June 9th. The Irishman, who was inserted into the spotlight after he…
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Brave 12: KHK Legacy Official Results

Brave 12: KHK Legacy hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia concluded after bringing multiple unique elements into the table by Brave Combat Federation. The fight night featured multiple athletes from Dagestan making their debut with Brave Combat Federation backed by none other than Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father and coach of Khabin Nurmagomedov. Eldar Eldarov returned to the cage…
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Brave 12: Eldarov dominates Hooi; Al-Selawe beats Hadbi

Brave 12: Eldarov dominates Hooi; Al-Selawe beats Hadbi Brave Combat Federation's first foray into South East Asia ended with a dominant performance for KHK MMA's Eldar Eldarov as he returned from injury with a unanimous decision over a tough Brian Hooi. In the co-main event, Brave 12: KHK Legacy saw Jarrah Al-Selawe survive a good…
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ObyFight vs. Kingdom Fighters is set for Brave 12: KHK Legacy

The official weigh-ins of Brave 12: KHK Legacy witnessed the fuming rivalry between two of the strongest fight teams in the promotion. Tahar Hadi fighting out of ObyFight, France will take on Jarrah Al Selawe representing Kingdom Fighters, Jordan. The fight is scheduled as the co-main event of the evening. This marks the second time…
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Official Weigh-in Results: Brave 12: KHK Legacy

Official Weigh-in Results: Brave 12: KHK Legacy Brave Combat Federation hosted the public weigh-ins for Brave 12: KHK Legacy hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event was held at the Hotel Santika Premiere in Jakarta, Indonesia. Out of 24 fighters featured, 22 fighters had made weight. The fight card features athletes from fifteen nations including Russia,…
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Jakarta set to host public weigh-ins for Brave 12

Brave Combat Federation will be hosting the public weigh-ins at 05:00 PM on 10th May in the Hotel Santika Premiere in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event marks the twelfth edition of the Bahrain based global mixed martial arts promotion. The event marks the first time the promotion is hosting a major event in South East Asia.…
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Al-Selawe looks for history and title shot at Brave 12

Al-Selawe looks for history and title shot at Brave 12 Jordan's Jarrah Al-Selawe became one of two fighters to have four Brave Combat Federation wins when he beat David Bear by submission back at Brave 10. And even though that victory guaranteed him a title shot against Carlston Harris, "The Jordanian Lion" chose to stay…
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Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov makes his presence at Brave 12

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, one of the most famous and sought-after coaches in Russia, will be present during Brave 12: KHK Legacy hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia. The veteran coach brought up a huge number of titled fighters, including the current UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. He had trained Eldar Eldarov and will be at the corner of…
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Eduardo Dantas previews victory for new teammates at Brave 12

Eduardo Dantas previews victory for new teammates at Brave 12 Former world champion Eduardo Dantas temporarily left his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a special trip to Bahrain, where he's training at KHK MMA, founded under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, for his next bout. While there,…
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New fight added to Brave 12 as Magomedov takes on Anthony Engelen

New fight added to Brave 12 as Magomedov takes on Anthony Engelen Russian newcomer Akhmed Magomedov will make his promotional debut at Brave Combat Federation's first trip to Southeast Asia as a new bout has been added to the already star-filled Brave 12: KHK Legacy, set for May 11th, in Jakarta, Indonesia. He will take…
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Hanekom announces return to Brave in Belfast

Chad Hanekom has signed for his second fight with Brave Combat Federation. Hanekom will compete in Brave 13 hosted on 9th June in the SSE Arena at Belfast, Northern Ireland. The event marks the entry of Brave Combat Federation to Europe. Hanekom had previously fought in Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises hosted in Amman, Jordan.…
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Mafra hoping to carry on Brazilian tradition at Brave 12

Mafra hoping to carry on Brazilian tradition at Brave 12 Brave Combat Federation has forged a close connection to Brazilian MMA, hosting three events in the country and counting on two local fighters as current champions - Klidson de Abreu at Light Heavyweight and Lucas "Mineiro" Martins as interim Lightweight titleholder. Welterweight Leonardo "Macarrão" Mafra…
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Lucas “Mineiro” ready for next chapter as new Brave champion

Lucas "Mineiro" ready for next chapter as new Brave champion Lucas "Mineiro" Martins became only the second Brazilian to win Brave gold after beating Luan "Miau" Santiago A couple weeks after the grueling battle, who pundits and fans were unanimous in calling Brave Combat Federation's greatest-ever title fight, the new interim Lightweight champion spoke of…
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