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 first show in the Old Continent and the organization will celebrate a number of records with its first Europe show.
The 15 athletes making their Brave debut will mean the promotion has signed 218 different fighters for their 13 events. In total, Brave 13 will feature 15 nations, with Aidan James and Constantin Gnusarev representing Wales and Romania, respectively, for the first time inside the Brave cage.
In addition, Northern Ireland will become the ninth country to host a Brave Combat Federation, after Bahrain, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Jordan, and Indonesia.
The promotion has featured athletes from 40 different nations, which Brave president Mohammed Shahid sees as a testament to the global vision of the organization.
“Brave Combat Federation is a truly global mixed martial arts organization which is revolutionizing the sport in a scale unimaginable for rest of the promotions. No promotion in the world had crossed the milestone of signing 218 athletes to their shows from 40 different nations within less than two years of existence. This is a remarkable achievement for the Kingdom of Bahrain in the world of sports and media. We thank the leadership and support of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa for leading us towards this achievement.
Brave 13 will be headlined by a Bantamweight title bout as champion Stephen Loman takes on challenger Frans Mlambo in a rematch. The co-main event will also see two old foes face each other once more, as former UFC star Norman Parke will try and make it 2-0 against Myles Price, from England.
Brave 13 full fight card:
Bantamweight: Stephen Loman (c) vs Frans Mlambo – For the title
Catchweight (73 kg): Norman Parke vs Myles Price
Welterweight: Karl Amoussou vs Rodrigo Cavalheiro
Flyweight: Andy Young vs Bryan Creighton
Featherweight: Declan Dalton vs Zack Zane
Catchweight (80 kg): Sidney Wheeler vs Mohammad Fakhreddine
Lightweight: Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs Erik Carlsson
Middleweight: Konrad Iwanowski vs Glenn Irvine
Middleweight: Chad Hanekom vs Tarek Suleiman
Catchweight (73 kg): Cian Cowley vs Daniel Olejniczak
Catchweight (79 kg): Ben Bennett vs Adam Byrne
Featherweight: Piotr Tokarski vs Sam Slater
Featherweight: Aidan James vs Tommy Martin