“Brave 13: Europe Evolution” took place 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 celebrity athletes including Conor “Notorious” McGregor, 29, Darren “The Gorilla” Till, 25, and Amir Khan, 31, among others.
In the seventh bout of the evening, Erick Carlos “Indio Brabo” Silva, 29, of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil and Erik “The Last Viking” Carlsson, 25, of Sweden competed in the lightweight division, which is currently dominated by reigning Brave CF Lightweight Champion Ottman Azaitar, 28, of Morocco.
The lightweight bout between Silva and Carlsson was the opening bout of the main card. With Till on his corner, the Brazilian contender won the fight by unanimous decision.
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