Light Heavyweight champion of the Brave Combat Federation, Klidson Farias de Abreu will defend his championship for the first time against the newly signed, Kennedy Nzechukwu. Kennedy Nzechukwu is a team mate of Abdul Kareem Al Selwady at Fortis MMA and has an undefeated MMA record. Standing at 193 cm tall with an incredible reach advantage he is a legitimate thread for the current champion. 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.
His opponent, Kennedy Nzechukwu currently residing in Dallas, Texas. His previous fight was at the Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series 7 against Anton Berzin as the main fight of the card. He won the bout by split decision. 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.