Brave Combat Federation announced three title fights to take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain during Brave 18 hosted on 16th November at the Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town. Kingdom of Bahrain 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 in the Kingdom of Bahrain ahead of his upcoming fight in Philippines. Also Abdul Kareem Al Selwady is hinted to compete for the vacant lightweight title.
So far, the bantamweight fighters revealed by Brave Combat Federation to be a part of Brave 18 are Felipe Efrain and Hamza Kooheji. Both the fighters had stellar wins in their previous fights. The promotion is 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 Selwady fearing potential loss 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 is yet to be revealed. Bubba Jenkins and Jarrah Al Selawe is least expected to defend the championship considering that they were crowned as champions only on 22nd September which will give them least time to recover and start preparations for the event taking place during 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. 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”, said Mohammed Shahid, President of Brave Combat Federation.