Seef District, Bahrain – Featherweight contender Gabriel ”Fly” Miranda is set to resume his chase for the title with his first fight in Bahrain and also his first main event. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu phenom will take on Colombian sensation Dumar Roa in the headliner for BRAVE CF 45, which takes place on November 12th.
Curiously enough, two of Gabriel’s three BRAVE CF contests have taken place in Colombia, the nation represented by his next foe. He fought at BRAVE CF 15, beating Fernando Noriega with a quick guillotine in the first round and returned to Colombian soil to defeat Jhon Zarate, with the same submission, but in the second round of their encounter at BRAVE CF 26.
Sandwiched between those two appearances was Miranda’s only loss under the BRAVE CF banner, as he dropped a decision against Akhmed Magomedov at BRAVE CF 21, in Saudi Arabia. Now, he will have the chance to build on Zarate’s win with another Colombian opponent.
Dumar Roa started off his career with BRAVE CF coming in on short-notice to face off against Felipe Silva at BRAVE CF 26 in a weight-class above his own. After losing his debut, he went down to his natural Featherweight division and earned the biggest win of his career as he knocked out former world champion Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady.
BRAVE CF 45 takes place a week after BRAVE CF 44 and will also happen in Bahrain as the fastest-growing MMA organization in the world looks for other back-to-back events in its home country.