On June 9, 2018, fight fans flocked at the SSE arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland to witness the action at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution.” 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 10th bout of the evening, Karl “Psycho” Amoussou of France and Rodrigo Cavalheiro of Brazil competed in the welterweight division. Cavalheiro took another step towards the top of his division when he faced Amoussou, who was making his promotional debut.
Cavalheiro connected with a brutal left hook that dropped the Frenchman and followed up with a hammer fist for good measure. The fighter from Brazil was declared the winner via technical knockout via strikes.
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