BRAVE Combat Federation's first foray into Korea has its first three fights, and five foreigners will bring a truly international flavor to Incheon on April 30, for BRAVE CF 58. Polish standouts Mihail Kotruta and Marcin Bandel return to action against Maciej Gierszewski and Luis Felipe Dias, respectively. Also announced is a Lightweight tilt between Philippines' Rolando Dy and local talent Ho Taek Oh.
Super welterweight Marcin Bandel (20-7-1) earned a very impressive victory in his BRAVE CF debut, submitting previously undefeated Magomed Ayskhanov after dropping him in the first round of their BRAVE CF 54 bout. He welcomes Dias (14-3), who's finally set for his promotional debut.
Dias is widely recognized as one of the top Brazilian fighters in his weight class and has had to deal with two last-minute cancellations. At BRAVE CF 55, visa issues stopped him from fighting in Russia, and at BRAVE CF 57, Nursulton Ruziboev refused to give him a portion of his own fight purse after not making weight and the fight was canceled.
BRAVE CF 58 will also feature a huge super lightweight bout, as Kotruta (13-2) looks for his first win under the BRAVE CF banner against Gierszewski (8-6). Both men are known for their KO prowess, with Kotruta having nine knockouts out of his 13 professional wins and "Magic Man" having all of his wins by the same way.
Finally, it has been announced that 2020 BRAVE CF "Fighter of the Year" Dy (14-11) will get a new chance to move forward in the lightweight division after a disappointing 2021. He faces hometown hero Oh (7-2-1), who makes his promotional debut.
BRAVE CF 58 takes place in association with Beast CF, one of the leading promotions in Korea, and goes down in Incheon on April 30. The show is headlined by Tae Kyun Kim, who faces an opponent still to be announced.
Korea will become the 26th country to host a BRAVE CF event, and the 11th Asian country to do so.