The SSE arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland was the venue of “Brave 13: Europe Evolution” 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 eighth bout of the evening, Zach “The Hurricane” Zane, 33, of Wailuku, Hawaii competed against Decky “The Diamond” Dalton, 26, of Belfast, Northern Ireland in the featherweight division. Currently reigning as the Brave CF Featherweight Champion is Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame, 24, of Algeria.
Both Zane and Dalton made their Brave CF debut at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution.” During their bout, the Hawaiian contender was able to take advantage of a scramble to take the hometown fighter’s back and sank in a rear-naked choke for his first victory in the promotion.
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