His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of the General Sports Authority, and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, witnessed the first round of fights of the first edition of the MMA Super Cup which is held within the activities of the BRAVE International Combat Week.
The event is being held under the patronage of His Highness and organized by the Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF), in cooperation with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and the KHK SPORTS. The event will also feature BRAVE CF 57 which will take place on Friday, March 11 headlined by a BRAVE CF World Bantamweight Title between Hamza “The Bahrain of Pride” Kooheji and Brad “Superman” Katona.
On this occasion, HH Shaikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa praised the levels witnessed by the competitions on the first day of the championship, stressing that the displays delivered by the fighters reflect their strong preparations ahead of the Championship. His Highness added that the MMA Super Cup carries high value and is a great addition to the competitions organized by the IMMAF, stressing that it will contribute to advancing the MMA sport globally. Finally, HH Shaikh Khalid wished the participants the best of luck.
The teams of Bahrain, Ireland, Mexico, and Kazakhstan managed to advance to the semi-finals of the MMA Super Cup. The results of the first round include Ireland’s 5-4 victory over Oceania. Meanwhile, Mexico defeated the Arab champions team 5-4, while Kazakhstan outclassed the Balkan Champion with five clean victories. Finally, Bahrain secured a resounding 7-2 victory over Tajikistan.
The semi-finals will take place on Thursday, starting at 15:00 (GMT+3) with Mexico facing Ireland. Bahrain will take on Kazakhstan at 18:30 (GMT+3). Team Bahrain made a strong start in the tournament after its victory over Tajikistan, where the fighters showcased great capabilities, confirming their intention to win the title. Team Bahrain was the only team in the tournament to finish all 9 rounds, despite gaining a leading victory by the 7th round. This is a testament to the dedication the team possesses to proving to the world that Bahrain has the number one amateur mixed martial arts team in the world.