Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation successfully made its European debut on June 8, 2018 with the 12-bout fight card of “Brave 13: Europe Evolution.” The fifth bout of the evening was between Konrad Iwanowski of Ireland and Glenn “The Beast” Irvine of Northern Ireland.
Both Iwanowski and Irvine made their Brave CF debut at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution.” The two competed in the middleweight division, which currently has a vacant championship title.
The middleweight bout between Iwanowski and Irvine ended at 2:56 of Round 1. The former submitted the latter via rear-naked choke.
After defeating Irvine at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” Iwanowski improved his professional MMA record to 6 wins and 2 losses. The only losses in Iwanowski’s record were to Peter “The Showstopper” Queally of Ireland via unanimous decision at “CWFC 70” on August 16, 2014 and to Paul Lawrence of Ireland via split decision at “KSW 40: Dublin” on October 22, 2017.
Taking place at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, “Brave 13: Europe Evolution” was graced by several celebrity athletes. Among them were former Bellator MMA fighter Bubba Jenkins, British professional boxer Amir Khan, English MMA fighter Darren “The Gorilla” Till, who competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and former UFC Lightweight Champion Conor “Notorious” McGregor, who also trains at SBG Ireland.
Till was on the corner of Erick Carlos “Indio Brabo” Silva of Brazil, who defeated Erik “The Last Viking” Carlsson of Sweden in a lightweight division. Also, Irish singer-songwriter Jack “Jack L” Lukeman took to the stage to perform for the crowd at the SSE Arena.
In the co-main event of the evening, Norman “Stormin” Parke of Northern Ireland defeated Myles “Magic” Price of Ireland via unanimous decision. In the main event of the evening, reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman of the Philippines successfully defended his title from Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo of Ireland via unanimous decision.
Here is Iwanowski making his entrance during the event: