Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Brave Combat Federation officials announced recently that Sidney Wheeler has re-signed with the promotion on a multi-fight contract and will be in action again at Brave 13: Europe Evolution, set for June 9, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ‘The All-American Kid’ takes on Lebanese superstar Mohammad Fakhreddine at a Catchweight of 176 lbs. (80 kg.)

Wheeler is one of the most exciting prospects coming out of the United States, and recently made his debut for the Middle East promotion at Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises, when he was a last-minute replacement against Pawel Kielek, taking home a hard-earned split decision. The debut victory means the American improved his professional record to eight wins against two losses.

He will take on the experienced Mohammad Fakhreddine, who’s fresh off his first Knockout loss after being TKO’d by longtime rival Tahar Hadbi. ‘The Latest’ had to go through surgery after Brave 10, but has recovered well and will look to make an immediate impact upon his return, with eyes set on a new run towards the Brave welterweight world title.

Brave 13: Euro Evolution will be held at The SSE Arena, in Belfast. The main event will be a rematch for the bantamweight belt, as current champion Stephen Loman tries to go 2-0 against challenger Frans Mlambo. The co-main event is set for a Catchweight of 161 lbs. (73 kg.) between former UFC fighter Norman Parke and Myles Price.

Northern Ireland will become the ninth country to host a Brave Combat Federation, after Bahrain, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Jordan, and Indonesia.

Brave 13:
Stephen Loman (c) vs. Frans Mlambo for the bantamweight title
Norman Parke vs. Myles Price
Karl Amoussou vs. Rodrigo Cavalheiro
Andy Young vs. Bryan Creighton
Declan Dalton x Zack Zane
Sidney Wheeler vs. Mohammad Fakhreddine
Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs. Erik Carlsson
Konrad Iwanowski vs. Glenn Irvine
Chad Hanekom vs. Tarek Suleiman
Cian Cowley vs. Daniel Olejniczak
Ben Bennett vs. Adam Byrne
Piotr Tokarski vs. Sam Slater
Aidan James vs. Tommy Martin