“Brave 13: Europe Evolution” gathered thousands of fight fans at the SSE arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 9, 2019. It was the first event of Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation in Europe, which was attended by several celebrity athletes including Conor “Notorious” McGregor, 29, and Amir Khan, 31.
In the ninth bout of the evening, Bryan “The Big Bad Wolf” Creighton of Liverpool, Merseyside, England and Andy “Taz” Young of Newtownwards, Country Down, Northern Ireland competed in the flyweight division. In the middle of the first round, the former found his range and took over by landing a hard body shot and knocking the latter to the ground momentarily.
In the second round, Creighton threw a few combinations, forcing Young to be more aggressive, but he was the victim of more punch combinations from the Englishman. When Young went in for a takedown, Creighton ended up locking in a guillotine choke and getting a huge win in his Brave CF debut.
With 2 matches cancelled, “Brave 13: Europe Evolution” featured 12 bouts in total. Here are the official results:
- Aidan James defeated Tommy Martin by TKO in Round 3
- Sam Slater defeated Piotr Tokarski by unanimous decision
- Benjamin Bennett defeated Sebastian Kozok by doctor stoppage in Round 1
- Konrad Iwanowski defeated Glenn Irwine by submission in Round 1
- Chad Hanekom defeats Dominic McConnell by submission in Round 1
- Cian Cowley defeated Oktawian Olejniczak by KO in Round 2
- Erick Carlos Silva defeated Erik Carlsson by unanimous decision
- Zach Zane defeated Declan Dalton by unanimous decision
- Bryan Creighton defeated Andy Young by submission in Round 2
- Rodrigo Cavalheiro defeated Karl Amoussou by knockout in Round 2
- Norman Parke defeated Myles Price by unanimous decision
- Stephen Loman defeated Frans Mlambo by unanimous decision