There’s quite a buzz about the upcoming installment of Brave Combat Federation. Entitled Brave 2: Dynasty, the event comes just three months after the first show was put together.
Looking objectively at the whole package, it’s fair to say Brave are creating the blueprint for a very successful company. This company may last the distance, succeeding where others have failed.
Beginning with the people behind Brave, H.H Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa and President Mohammed Shahid. Two visionaries who are passionate mixed martial arts enthusiasts first and foremost. H.H Shaikh Khalid has always been an MMA enthusiast. He trains avidly in the sport and has even stepped foot in the cage and secured a knockout victory. Something he did to prove that he’s willing to do what his fighters do.
Much the same for Shahid. In fact, Mohammad Shahid has already fought many times and is very much running the business from the fighters’ perspective. The Brave 1 card proved that he makes exciting match-ups between evenly matched fighters, which can go either way. There were several upsets, including Stephan Loman, Gadzhimusa Gaziev and Ahmed Amir all securing victory against the odds. That night was a game-changer for many fighters. The polished show, anchored by the slick Cyrus Fees commentary, was an impressive debut for Brave.
Just three months later they are back to work and put together a spectacular card, littered with world class international fighters, some proven and some perhaps the champions of tomorrow. They have truly brought the globe to Bahrain, as President Shahid promised, with fighters from Brazil, England, America, Mexico, Dagestan, India and many more nations coming together to compete on a stacked fight card at Khalifa Sports City, in Isa Town, Bahrain.
In a shrewd business move, Brave Combat Federation announced that they will stage their first ever world title fight, in the featherweight division, between Masio Fullen and Alan Omer. Critics will say that giving away a world title so quickly may devalue the prestigious honor, but these are two fighters who have certainly earned the opportunity. Both men are two of the world’s finest mixed martial artists, who have earned this reward through years of hard work and competing at the highest level in the sport. The champion will certainly be a worthy one, and this is a very difficult fight to call between two fantastic fighters. The real winner in this fight will be the fans, who should witness a proper MMA spectacle on December 2nd.
Another guaranteed winner is MMA in the middle-east, as once again we will see some of the best homegrown, Arab fighters, competing against some of the top international fighters in the world. Jarrah Al Silawi, just signed by Brave from Desert Force, will be flying the flag of Jordan and representing the Arab community, as will Bahraini Golden boy Hamza Kooheji, “The Prince” Ahmed Fares, Algeria’s Elias Boudegzdame and Moroccan Ottman Azaitar. These are Arab fighters with big chances in the sport, but must prove their ability when it counts and when the world’s eyes are upon them.
In addition, some young, international fighters are coming with huge credentials. Decorated wrestler Tyree “Xman” fortune and the seemingly unstoppable Alex “Leko” Da Silva are to name a few.heck
Brave seems to have astutely selected a combination of proven talent and unproven talent to compete in Brave 2. But more than that, these are all men who possess the skills and credentials to become great in the sport. The upcoming card features some fighters who we may be hearing a lot of noise about in the coming years. And this is smart business for Brave Combat Federation! The officials seemingly have a clear vision of what their product will be in years to come.