BRAVE Combat Federation, the number one Mixed Martial Arts promotion in Asia founded by His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa, is known as the truly global MMA promotion, for its international footprints, contemplating and embracing athletes from numerous nationalities.
Having fighters representing all continents, BRAVE CF has had titleholders representing every single continent, except Australia/Oceania, with dozens of different countries having the honor of saying that they’ve formed BRAVE Combat Federation world champions.
Despite having hosted BRAVE CF events twice, Colombia can’t say it has its own world champion. Actually, more than that, a Colombian fighter has never fought for a world title, regardless of the MMA promotion.
But there’s a man determined to change that and his name is Dumar Roa. “Corazón de Leon”, which translates as “Lionheart”, will soon have the chance to become the first Colombian to have a title shot in MMA.
In order to do so, Roa will have to beat a fellow South American at BRAVE CF 49. Roa will face Brazil’s Gabriel Fly, a submission specialist with a professional record of 14 wins and 5 losses.
Roa, on the other hand, boasts a 15-8 record and comes off a two-consecutive BRAVE CF wins, which includes a fantastic knockout over the former Lightweight world champion Abdul Kareem Al Selwady.
At BRAVE CF 49’s main card, Roa and Fly will fight for a spot in the Featherweight world championship bout. For the Lion heart, it means a lot more than an individual motivation. It is the responsibility of representing a whole country that is on the line.
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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