His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa announced the details of the launch of Brave International Combat Week 2017 which will take place during 12th November till 19th November in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Over 400 athletes from over 60 nations will be a part of the massive event hosted in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The event will consist of a premium edition of Bahrain’s Brave Combat Federation (Brave 9), 2017 IMMAF World Championships and a series of expos focused on business, combat sports and sports based initiatives.
Brave International Combat Week 2017 will feature the first ever IMMAF World Championship to be held outside the United States of America. This is considered as a massive victory for Bahrain as a leading force in combat sports.
The week-long tournament will crown the best martial artists from the world. The resulting event have also prompted foreign investments, brand collaborations and surge in investments opportunities in the fitness, tourism, hospitality and service sectors.
After starting its operations in July of last year, Brave Combat Federations held its first event in Sept.2017, with Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady coming out victorious against Rami Aziz in the main event of Brave 1 “The Beginning”. Less than two months after, Brave 2: Dynasty saw the promotion returning to Khalifa Sports City Arena for a Welterweight main event for the ages as Carl “The Bomber” Booth TKO’d Gadzhimusa Gaziev in the second round.
In March of 2017, however, Brave started a world tour that saw the organization putting on events all over the world: Brazil (twice), Mexico, India, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates have hosted Brave events throughout 2017. During trips to Abu Dhabi and Curitiba, the promotion also crowned three champions, as Elias Boudegzdame became the first Featherweight titleholder, while Carlston Harris and Klidson de Abreu captured the Welterweight and Light Heavyweight titles, respectively.
While there have been no bouts announced yet for Brave 9, French Welterweight Tahar Hadbi has claimed he will be a part of Brave’s return to Bahrain, and promises to make up for his controversial debut at Brave 5: Go For Glory.