Anticipation building in Bahrain for MMA pioneer Gesias Cavalcante’s Brave debut

Anticipation building in Bahrain for MMA pioneer Gesias Cavalcante's Brave debut

Lightweight Gesias Cavalcante will be making his Brave Combat Federation debut at the promotion's biggest-ever show, Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions, on November 17th, in Bahrain. And the country already has JZ-fever. As soon as Cavalcante's bout with former UFC fighter Alan Omer was announced, sports fans from Bahrain have been desperate to see the MMA pioneer in action.

Ahmed AlWazzan, owner of Team Red Wolf MMA, an associate of KHK MMA, is one of the sport's fans who is keen on watching Gesias in action for the first time in the Middle East and has used social media to reach out the Lightweight fighter and let him know that the Bahrain crowd will be on his side at the Khalifa Sports City Arena.

"I can't believe that Gesias Cavalcante is coming to Bahrain to fight at Brave! His opponent will get hurt! This is JZ! For me, you are the true main event of Brave 9. Show them all who is the real Spartan, Gesias", read the message sent to "JZ" by AlWazzan.

With a legendary fighting career that saw him win world titles in USA and Japan, while fighting for several top promotions throughout the world, such as Shooto, Hero's, Strikeforce, Dream, WSOF and Titan FC, Gesias Cavalcante brings to Brave an MMA record of 21 wins, 10 losses, one draw and 2 No Contests. He will face UFC veteran Alan Omer, who has 20 victories and five defeats in his MMA career and beat Robbie Peralta in his promotional debut.

Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions marks the promotion’s return to Bahrain after a year. During 2017, the organization has put on groundbreaking events in countries such as Brazil (twice), Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, India, and Kazakhstan. Brave 9 will be the culmination of the International Combat Week, alongside the IMMAF World Championships, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions Fight Card:

Main card:

Lightweight: Ottman Azaitar x Alejandro Martínez (for the inaugural title)

Featherweight: Elias Boudegzdame (champion) x Lucas Mineiro

Bantamweight: Gurdarshan Mangat x Stephen Loman (for the inaugural title)

Welterweight: Jarrah Al Selawe x Carl Booth

Lightweight: Gesias Cavalcante x Alan Omer

Lightweight: Erick “Índio Brabo” x Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady

Welterweight: Mohammad Fakhreddine x Tahar Hadbi


Preliminary card:

Bantamweight: Mohammad Farhad x Hamza Kooheji

Bantamweight: Felipe Efrain x Nawras Abzakh

Lightweight: Ahmed Amir x Erik Carlsson

Bantamweight: Frans Mlambo x Michael Deiga-Scheck

Middleweight: Jeremy Smith x Ikram Aliskerov

Catchweight (150 lbs): Hardeep Rai x Alex Trinidad

Lightweight: Charlie Leary x Daniele Scatizzi

Bantamweight: Jeremy Pacatiw x Jalal Al Daaja

Strawweight: Atif Mohammed x Haider Farman


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