Brave Combat Federation has announced the full fight card for “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” which will take place on June 9, 2018 at the SSE Arena at Belfast, Northern Ireland. The event marks the entry of the Bahrain-based global promotion to Europe.
The main event features reigning Brace CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen Loman of the Philippines defending the title against Frans Mlambo of Ireland. The bout is a rematch between the prospect from Straight Blast Gym Ireland coached by John Kavanagh facing the champion from Asia’s top fight team, Team Lakay coached by Mark Sangiao.
The co-main event features a superstar from Northern Ireland, Norman Parke fighting Myles Price of Ireland in the lightweight division. The bout is also a rematch reviving their age-old rivalry.
Other bouts include Rodrigo Cavalheiro of Brazil facing Karl Amoussou of France, Andy Young of Ireland facing Bryan Creighton of Ireland and Zack Zane of the United States facing Declan Dalton of Northern Ireland. Lebanon’s Mohammad Fakhreddine will make his return to face Sidney Wheeler and top Middle Eastern superstar, Abdul Kareem Al Selwady will make his return after the 10th Brave CF event to face Erik Carlsson.
The undercard is also stacked with local and international athletes. Glenn Irvine will fight Konrad Iwanowski, Chad Hanekom will fight Tarek Suleiman, Cian Cowley will fight Oktawian Olejniczak, Ben Bennett will fight Adam Byrne, Piotr Tokarski will fight Sam Slater, Aidan James will fight Tommy Martin and Jonathan Reid will fight Constantin Gnusarev.
Both Mlambo and Bennett are IMMAF gold medalists. The fight card is also special for SBG Ireland for featuring multiple athletes alongside the championship title fight in the main event.
A total of 28 fighters will represent 15 nations in the fight card. The fights will be broadcast live on Abu Dhabi Sports, Combate, StarSat and VodaComm in the respective territories apart from streaming across the official website of Brave CF.
- Jonathan Reid vs. Constantin Gnusarev (Lightweight)
- Aidan James vs. Tommy Martin (Featherweight)
- Piotr Tokarski vs. Sam Slater (Featherweight)
- Ben Bennett vs. Adam Byrne (Catchweight, 79kg)
- Cian Cowley vs. Oktawian Olejniczak (Catchweight, 73kg)
- Tarek Suleiman vs. Chad Hanekom (Middleweight)
- Konrad Iwanowski vs. Glenn Irvine (Middleweight)
- Abdul Kareem Al Selwady vs. Erik Carlsson (Lightweight)
- Mohammad Fakhreddine vs. Sidney Wheeler (Catchweight)
- Declan Dalton vs. Zack Zane (Featherweight)
- Andy Young vs. Bryan Creighton (Flyweight)
- Karl Amoussou vs. Rodrigo Cavalheiro (Welterweight)
- Norman Parke vs. Myles Price (Catchweight, 73kg)
- Stephen Loman vs. Frans Mlambo (Bantamweight World Title)