Seef District, Bahrain – Since its inception, BRAVE Combat Federation, the premiere Mixed Martial Arts promotion from the Kingdom of Bahrain founded by His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has put the creation of a new system to the sport of MMA and the empowering of regional markets around the globe as its main goals.
A prime example of this vocation is the current Bantamweight World Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman. The first and only titleholder in the history of the 61kg division, Loman is part of the long development plan put together by BRAVE CF and he has reached stardom through it.
Loman joined BRAVE CF in the promotion’s very first event, as one of the biggest prospects fighting out of Baguio City’s prestigious Team Lakay. Within the promotion, he blossomed into a world class athlete and a dominant world champion.
The close fostering of Filipino talent was a goal of BRAVE CF since day one. This ultimately led to developing a home-grown champion who broke multiple records inside the promotion and now holds the world title since November, 2017.
The investment and nurturing paid off, and Stephen Loman represented the country of the Philippines around the world on multiple occasions. He also headlined the historical BRAVE CF 22 fight night in his home country, in front of a passionate crowd in Manilla and millions watching through the television.
Such grand achievements gave Loman acclaim in the Philippines, including through official recognition of the Filipino government in different levels, as he was commanded by municipalities and the congress for his outstanding contributions to the country’s sports internationally.
As the days go by, Stephen Loman’s record of almost three years as the BRAVECF Bantamweight World Champion becomes harder and harder to be beaten. Despite that, with the support of a strong system and, of course, his own meryth, “The Sniper” wrote his name in BRAVE CF’s history and also in the sports of Philippines.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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