Fighting out of Liverpool, Merseyside, England, Bryan “The Big Bad Wolf” Creighton made his Brave Combat Federation debut at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution” on June 9, 2018 at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Ireland. He earned his first win in the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion by conquering his hometown hero opponent.
At “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” Creighton faced Andy “Taz” Young of Newtownwards, Country Down, Northern Ireland. They competed in the flyweight division, which currently has no reigning champion.
The flyweight bout between Creighton and Young ended at 3:43 of Round 2. The fighter from England submitted his opponent from Northern Ireland via guillotine choke.
This is the fifth time Creighton won a professional MMA bout via submission, the first time via guillotine choke.
After defeating Young at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” Creighton improved his professional MMA record to 9 wins and 6 losses. On the other hand, Young now has 11 wins and 11 losses. Among his 6 losses, 4 were also via submission.
“Brave 13: Europe Evolution” featured 12 bouts in total. It was graced by several celebrity athletes including 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 trains at SBG Ireland.
In the main event of the evening, SBG Ireland fighter Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo challenged reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman of the Philippines. Winning via unanimous decision, the Filipino champ retained his title.
McGregor was on Mlambo’s corner while 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. In the co-main event of the evening, Norman “Stormin” Parke of Northern Ireland defeated Myles “Magic” Price of Ireland via unanimous decision.
Also, Irish singer-songwriter Jack “Jack L” Lukeman took to the stage to perform for the crowd at the SSE Arena. Here is a clip from his performance: