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BRAVE CF 60: Lucas 'Mineiro' Martins now takes on Henrique Marques in main event

With Amin Ayoub forced out, July 30 event in Brazil has new headliner.

BRAVE Combat Federation's much-anticipated return to Brazil has a new main event. BRAVE CF 60, scheduled for July 30 in Goiania, will feature former world champion Lucas "Mineiro" Martins (20-6) taking on local superstar Henrique Marques (8-1) in a lightweight bout.

Martins was scheduled to take on a fellow former titleholder in Amin Ayoub, but the Frenchman has been forced to pull out due to injury. "Mineiro" maintains his place at the top of the bill and now takes on Marques.

Lucas is in search of redemption after a couple of losses since he first became BRAVE CF champion. A staple of mixed martial arts in Brazil, he might not have the support of the crowd in Goiania.

That's because he will be taking on a local star in Henrique, who is born and bred in Goiania and will look for his international breakthrough following a respectable 8-1 start to his MMA career.

In the co-main event, another former lightweight world champion will be in action as Luan "Miau" Santiago takes on Moldova's Mihail Cotruta in a super lightweight tilt. Also set for fight night are the much-anticipated returns of the likes of Asu Almabaev, Zach Makovsky, Leonardo Mafra, and more.

BRAVE CF 60 marks the fifth time the promotion lands in Brazil, with Goiania becoming the third city to host a BRAVE CF event, after Curitiba and Belo Horizonte.

The BRAVE CF 60 lineup currently includes:

  • Lucas Martins vs. Henrique Marques
  • Mihail Cotruta vs. Luan Santiago 
  • Leonardo Mafra vs. Cleiton Silva
  • Asu Almabaev vs. Zach Makovsky
  • Abdul Hussein vs. Flavio Queiroz
  • Edilceu Alves vs. Sean Santella
  • Eduardo Mora vs. Nkosi Ndebele