South African mixed martial arts sensation Chad “Superman” Hanekom, 26, has signed for his second fight with Brave Combat Federation. He will compete at “Brave 13” on June 9, 2018 at the SSE Arena at Belfast, Northern Ireland, the event that marks the entry of the Bahrain-based MMA promotion to Europe.
Hanekom previously fought at “Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises” in Amman, Jordan where faced Ikram Aliskerov, 25, from Dagestan, Russia in the middleweight division. The fight went the distance but Aliskerov won the bout by split decision, maintaining his undefeated record while giving Hanekom the first loss in his career.
The fight in Belfast is an opportunity for Hanekom to bounce back from the loss he suffered in the organization. His opponent is not revealed yet but it has been confirmed that he will compete in the middleweight division again.
Currently, Hanekon has won four out of his five appearances. Representing Under Armor and BSN, he is currently undergoing training under the tutelage of Richard Quan at the Fight Fit Militia in South Africa in preparation for “Brave 13.”
“This is going to be for the first time that I will be fighting in Europe,” Hanekom said. “I’m not superstitious, I like the number 13. People think 13 is a number that brings bad luck. I think their bad luck is my true luck and the harder I work, the luckier I get.”
Meanwhile, “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” is scheduled to take place in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 11, 2018. Watch the promo here: