MMA

Aidan James, Cian Cowley, Chad Hanekom, Rodrigo Cavalheiro earn Brave CF’s performance bonus

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Brave Combat Federation has announced the performance bonus for the fighters who competed at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution.” The event embraced the concept of performance bonus to reach out to more athletes.

“Brave 13: Europe Evolution” marked the first time the performance bonus was introduced by the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion. This is different from the traditional concepts set by other promotions such as fight of the night, submission of the night and knockout of the night.

Brave CF shortlisted Aidan James, Cian Cowley, Chad Hanekom and Rodrigo Cavalheiro for the performance bonus. They were among the 12 winners at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” which took place at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 9, 2018.

James won Performance of the Night after fighting three rounds of action where he gained a TKO victory over Tommy Martin from SBG Ireland in the third round. Hanekom made a statement with his return following a loss by split decision at “Brave 10: Kingdom Rises” to Ikram Aliskerov.

At “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” Hanekom slammed Dominic McConnell following it up with a Kimura lock, which ended up in submission in the first round. Cowley made a triumphant return after a one-year break to secure a TKO victory over Daniel Olejniczak with elbows and punches while Cavalheiro knocked out Karl Amoussou with a huge left hook.

The reward system was announced on top of the win bonus, which was already provided to the athletes. Brave CF president Mohammed Shahid stated, “Rewarding athletes aptly is necessary for the growth of the sport as well as to sustain the fighters, so we hope that this movement will benefit the fighters.”

“Apart from motivation, this will lead the fighters to be competitive and to deliver quality performance,” Shahid continued. “I am glad that we are bringing such changes that have a positive impact in global mixed martial arts.”

Meanwhile, reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman successfully defended his title from Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo in the main event of “Brave 13: Europe Evolution.” Watch their five-round bout here:

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