On June 9, 2019, “Brave 13: Europe Evolution” gathered thousands of fight fans at the SSE arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 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, Darren “The Gorilla” Till, 25, and Amir Khan, 31.
On the preliminary card, Chad “Superman” Hanekom of South Africa and Dominic McConnell of Northern Ireland competed in the middleweight division. Currently, the division has no reigning championship.
The middleweight bout between Hanekom and McConnell was the fifth bout of the evening. It ended in the first round with the South African contender winning via kimura lock.
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