After hosting 8 international events in just one year, Brave Combat Federation will be returning home to offer one of its most exciting fight cards with 16 bouts and 3 championship bouts.
Brave 9: “The Kingdom of Champions” takes place on the 17th of November, as part of an international Combat Week which includes the 2017 Amateur IMMAF World Championships.
Three title fights headline the card as Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar and Alejandro “Pato” Martínez battle for the inaugural Lightweight title in the main event. Featherweight champion Elias “Smile” Boudezgdame looks to make history as the first-ever Brave champion to defend his crown as he takes on challenger Lucas “Mineiro” Martins. Finally, Stephen Loman and Gurdarshan Mangat will face each other for the right to be called the first Brave Bantamweight champion.
The card also features some of the biggest names on the Arab combat scene including Abdulkareem Al Selwady, Jarrah Al Selawi, Mohammad Fakhredine, Tahar Hadbi, Jalal Al Daaja, and Bahrain’s own Hamza Al Kooheji.
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 Fight 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
- 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