Crisanto Pitpitunge from Team Lakay has signed with Bahrain-based Brave Combat Federation for the fight card in Jordan. He is a police officer and the former PXC Bantamweight World Champion.
While Pitpitunge was the first fighter from Philippines to be offered a contract with Brave Combat Federation during the launch of the promotion, he initially could not fight due to an injury. His fellow Team Lakay fighter Stephan Loman, the current Bantamweight champion, took the spot and defeated Franz Mlambo, who was training alongside Conor McGregor.
On March 2, 2018 in the King Hussien Sports City, Pitpitunge will face Jalal Al Daaja from Jordan. The bout is decisive as Pitpitunge will look forward to tallying the scores with the fighter from Tiger Muay Thai.
While Al Daaja will have the hometown advantage, Pitpitunge will enter the cage to uphold the fighting pride of the Philippines and Team Lakay, a martial arts group based in Baguio City, Philippines founded by Mark Sangiao. The bout will take place at the 10th edition of the promotion titled “Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises.”
Al Daaja comes off a first round victory over Jeremy Pacatiw at “Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions.” Having competed in Brave Combat Federation’s second, fifth, eighth and ninth edition, Pacatiw is one of the most recurring athletes of the promotion and like Pitpitunge, he is from Team Lakay, which is ranked the best gym by ONE Championship, has represented Philippines at Brave Combat Federation in dominant fashion.
Also at “Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions,” Loman captured the Bantamweight Championship at Brave Combat Federation after leaving Gurdarshan Mangat knocked out in the very first round. Have a glimpse of the bout here: