McGregor teammate arrested in NY signs with Brave CF
The good news for SBGi welterweight Cian Cowley was his teammate Conor McGregor wanted him to go on an adventure, immediately. Bad news was it was to get arrested in New York for injuring fighters and amusing Khabib Nurmagomedov. Good news is Cowley has been signed by Brave Combat Federation. Cowley will make his promotional debut at the organization’s first trip to Europe, for Brave 13: Euro Evolution, set for June 9th, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, vs. Daniel Olejniczak.
Cowley will be in search of his first professional MMA win after a loss in his debut. He’s a multiple time Irish Muay Thai champion and who recently switched over to MMA. Head coach John Kavanagh describes Cowley’s style as “beautiful blend of boxing and subtle technical Thai boxing.” He’s 3-1 as an amateur, including wins in the 2016 IMMAF World Championships.
The Irishman became the subject of media attention after an incident in which he and teammate Conor McGregor attacked a bus outside Barclays Center, in Brooklyn. They ended up in jail but were released on bail. A settlement is likely.
Olejniczak, meanwhile, looks to for his second MMA win, after three fights – he has a record of one victory, one defeat, and one draw. However, the Polish athlete had gone undefeated as an amateur, racking up four straight wins before turning professional.
Brave 13: Euro Evolution will be held at The SSE Arena, in Belfast. The main event will be a rematch for the bantamweight title 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 pounds (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.