The Press conference for officially revealing more details about the 2017 Brave International Combat Week was held at Golden Tulip Hotel, Bahrain. Brave International Combat Week will feature 2017 IMMAF World Championship hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The press conference was presided by Kerrith Brown IMMAF President, Densign White CEO IMMAF, Mohammed Darwish, Khalid Alkhayyat President of BMMAF and Mohammed Shahid, CEO of KHK MMA.
During the press conference, the mascot for the 2017 IMMAF World Championship was revealed alongside details of the number of nations and athletes who will take part in the World Championships. Kerrith Brown, the President of IMMAF has revealed that the event in Bahrain will be the biggest compared to initiatives held during the UFC Fight Week. The event in Bahrain will feature the most number of athletes along with the highest number of female athletes participating. So far 375 athletes from 45 nations are confirmed for the event making the biggest IMMAF World Championships hosted by any nation so far. The event will be televised live for the first time.
IMMAF World Championship is the world’s most prestigious amateur Mixed Martial Arts tournament, and 2017 will exceptionally mark the first time the event is conducted outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Bahrain will be the first Asian or Arab country to host an IMMAF World Championship, and indeed the first country to host the event outside of the USA. Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions will feature 32 athletes representing 21 nations making it the biggest fight card in the history of Middle East. Three championship titles will be featured in the premium fight card of Brave Combat Federation.