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 with each other during the staredown. However, it was the exception as most staredowns were full of tension between the athletes involved.
Norman Parke and Myles Price, who will co-headline the show in a Catchweight bout, used their post-staredown interview to provoke each other and exchanged trash talk throughout the event.
Brazilian Rodrigo Cavalheiro and France's Karl Amoussou also had a tense staredown, as Cavalheiro slapped Amoussou's wrist when it came close to his face, but the two ended up shaking hands and smiling after an intervention by Brave officials.
Meanwhile, the Catchweight bout between Sidney Wheeler and Mohammad Fakhreddine was canceled after Wheeler fell ill during his weight cut. Ben Bennett and Chad Hanekom had their opponents changed for the same reason and will now face Sebastian Kozok and Dominic McConnell, respectively.
Northern Ireland will become the ninth country to host a Brave Combat Federation event after Bahrain, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Jordan, and Indonesia.
Brave 13 Weigh-In results
Bantamweight: Stephen Loman (60,6 kg) x Frans Mlambo (60,6 kg) - For the title
Catchweight (73 kg): Norman Parke (73 kg) x Myles Price (73 kg)
Welterweight: Karl Amoussou (77,5 kg) x Rodrigo Cavalheiro (77,6 kg)
Flyweight: Andy Young (56,7 kg) x Bryan Creighton (60,2 kg)*
Featherweight: Declan Dalton (66,1 kg) x Zack Zane (66,5 kg)
Catchweight (72 kg): Erick "Índio Brabo" (72 kg) x Erik Carlsson (71,7 kg)
Middleweight: Konrad Iwanowski (83,9 kg) x Glenn Irvine (84,4 kg)
Middleweight: Chad Hanekom (84 kg) x Dominic McConnell (84,4 kg)
Catchweight (73 kg): Cian Cowley (77,3 kg) x Daniel Olejniczak (76,8 kg)
Catchweight (79 kg): Ben Bennett (78,9 kg) x Sebastian Kozok (78,6 kg)
Featherweight: Piotr Tokarski (69,9 kg) x Sam Slater (70,5 kg)
Featherweight: Aidan James (66 kg) x Tommy Martin (66,5 kg)
Lightweight: Jonathan Reid (70,1 kg) x Constantin Gnusarev (70,2 kg)
*Didn't make weight and will be deducted from his fight purse