Full fight card released for Brave's invite-only event in London
BRAVE Combat Federation is set to take the world of mixed martial arts in Europe by storm as it will hold an exclusive, invite-only event in London, on July 25th. BRAVE 24 is set to connect the sport to the highest class of influencers, celebrities, and politicians, and will empower MMA on the continent. The fight card for the explosive event has been made official and will be headlined by a featherweight world title fight, as champion Bubba Jenkins defends his throne against former lightweight kingpin Lucas "Mineiro" Martins.
Jenkins made waves in his debut, dethroning former champion Elias Boudegzdame with a dominant decision victory in Abu Dhabi, and is excited to continue to help BRAVE expand its message throughout the world, with yet another country added to his passport in England. "I'm a Bad Man" has been vocal with his wishes to help MMA take over globally and is a perfect fit with His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa's vision of uniting the world through mixed martial arts.
Meanwhile, Lucas Martins is straight back into title contention, this time at his original weight division. After earning a title shot at Featherweight, the Brazilian striker fell ill on the eve of his fight against then-champion Boudegzdame and went up to Lightweight, where he captures the interim world title, only to relinquish it against Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady. Back at featherweight, he wants to make sure he becomes the first-ever two-weight world champion at BRAVE Combat Federation.
In the co-main event, Lightweight sensation Cian Cowley looks to bounce back from his first BRAVE CF loss against dangerous Maciej Gierszewski, who makes his promotional debut in the biggest card of the year so far. Also set for the main card is the return of prodigy Aidan James. On the cusp of a title shot at bantamweight, the Welsh rising star takes on England's Cameron Else, while Amir Albazi welcomes prospect Blaine O'Driscoll to the flyweight division.
BRAVE 24 is set to take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, inside the Copper Box Arena, in a night to remember for everyone connected with mixed martial arts, as influencers, celebrities and politicians will come together to celebrate the sport.
BRAVE 24 official fight card:
Featherweight title fight: Bubba Jenkins (c) vs. Lucas Martins
Lightweight: Cian Cowley vs. Maciej Gierszewski
Bantamweight: Aidan James vs. Cameron Else
Flyweight: Amir Albazi vs. Blaine O'Driscoll
Welterweight: Rami Hamed vs. Paul Lawrence
Bantamweight: Louie Sanoudakis vs. James Brum
Bantamweight: Gamzat Magomedov vs. Ian Cleary
Flyweight: Hussain Ayyad vs. Mitchell Johnson