Brave Combat Federation has signed Kennedy Nzechukwu from Fortis MMA, Dallas, Texas. He is a team mate of Abdul Kareem Al Selwady and has an undefeated MMA record. Standing at 193 cm tall with an incredible reach advantage he is a legitimate threat for any fighter in the Light-heavyweight division. His previous fights were at the Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series 7 against Anton Berzin at the UFC Fight Pass and against Andre Kavanaugh both of which he had won. At Brave Combat Federation, in Brazil he will face the hometown hero and Light-Heavyweight Champion, Klidson Farias de Abreau for the championship.
Klidson was crowned champion at the eighth edition of the event hosted in Brazil where he faced the high profile German prospect, Timo Feucht. Klidson submitted Feucht in the second round by armbar before of an ecstatic hometown audience, to be crowned as a champion by none other than MMA legend Wanderlei Silva. The event was closely followed by media in Brazil since a comment by Timo Feucht comparing the fight to the football match between Brazil and Germany, where the German national team humiliated Brazilian team 7-1 caused an uproar. The victory also elevated Klidson to be a local hero.
Kennedy Nzechukwu emerged from tough situations where he had to work two jobs a day apart from training to support his mother's ALS diagnosis. He also had to drop out of college to embark a career in mixed martial arts. His first test at Brave Combat Federation will be the next biggest step towards his goal and to take his career to the next level. Meanwhile Klidson will have his first ever championship title defence. Brave Combat Federation will be hosting the event in the Mineirinho Arena at Belo Horizonte, which is the biggest indoor sporting arena in Brazil. The fight night is announced to take place on 13th April, 2018.