Monday, October 08, 2018

Brave Combat Federation has announced three title fights to take place at Brave 18 on 16 November at the Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town,in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The nation will be hosting the Brave International Combat Week for the second time and will showcase the IMMAF-WMMAA Unified Amateur World Championships 2018. So far it had been revealed that Stephen Loman will be defending his title. 

So far, the bantamweight fighters at Brave 18 are Felipe Efrain and Hamza Kooheji. Both enjoyed stellar wins in their previous fights. The promotion has yet to announce a challenger for Stephen Loman. At the same time, the promotion already announced that Abdul Kareem Al Selwady will compete for the vacant lightweight championship. Selwady was named as the contender earlier, however Ottman Azaitar declined to compete and was stripped of the title. Three major names that are in discussion are that of Eldar Eldarov, Luan Santiago, and Lucas Martins.

The third title which will be defended has yet to be revealed. Bubba Jenkins and Jarrah Al Selawe are the least expected to defend the championship considering that they were crowned as champions only on 22nd September, which gives them little time to recover and start preparations to fight on November 16th. There are talks in progress regarding potential titles that will be introduced to strengthen the growing divisions amidst of aggressive athlete signing by the promotion.

“Three prestigious championship title fights will take place during Brave 18 in Bahrain, said Brave president Mohammed Shahid. "Not only this will increase the level of competition in the promotion but will also recognise and add value for the athletes who perform at the highest levels. More details will be revealed in the coming days."