Brave Combat Federation is ready to make its debut in India on April 23rd, and the fight card for the upcoming event looks interesting. The promotion released an eight-fight card, including several international names and basically every single Indian MMA hero out there.
In the co-main event, long-time MMA veteran and 2016 Indian Fighter of the year Abdul Muneer will face Gurdarshan “St. Lion” Mangat, one of the hottest prospects at Brave’s roster and the biggest Indian expatriate fighter. The bout is going to determine who’s India number one fighter and put an end to one of the fiercest rivalries in Indian sports currently.
The main event of the evening is an explosive international fight like India has never witnessed before. England’s Carl “The Bomber” Booth and Tahar “Fast Hands” Hadbi will square off in a welterweight match that will bring the winner closer to Brave’s inaugural belt.
The card features three Arab fighters who will represent the nation on foreign ground.
Bahrain’s Hamza Kooheji (5-1 MMA, 2-0 Brave ) will look to upset the Indian local crowd and stack a third victory under Brave CF when he faces veteran Chaitanya Gavali (6-3). An exciting addition to the roster is former Desert Force featherweight champion Aziz Julaidan (3-2) who joined the promotion and will make his debut against Mohammed Farhad (8-2 MMA 1-0 Brave). The Egyptian ” Prince ” Ahmed Faress will look to bounce back after coming short in his brave debut. He faces former Indian Champion Bharat Khandare who walks into this fight with a 5 win streak.
Besides that, other international stars are among the announced bouts, like Brazilian veteran Paulo “Bananada” Gonçalvez, TUF Latin America contestant Alejandro “Pato” Martinez.
Brave 5: Go for Glory is set to take place at The Dome @ NSCI, in Mumbai, on April 23nd. Tickets for the event are available at bookmyshow.com.
Brave 5: Go For Glory Official Fight Card:
Welterweight: Carl Booth x Tahar Hadbi
Featherweight: Gurdarshan Mangat x Abdul Muneer
Featherweight: Alex Leko x Jakub Kowalewicz
Lightweight: Erick Indio Brabo x Brian Hooi
Bantamweight: Jeremy Pacatiw x Chaitanyia Gavali
Catchweight (68kg): Paulo Bananada x Alejandro Martinez
Featherweight: Rolando Gabriel Dy x Nelson Paes
Bantamweight: Mohammad Farhad x Irfan Khan
Bantamweight: Bharat Khandare x Ahmed Faress
Lightweight: Hardeep Rai x Arnan Chayiasan