Conor “Notorious” McGregor, 29, Darren “The Gorilla” Till, 25, and Amir Khan, 31, were among the celebrity athletes who attended “Brave 13: Europe Evolution” gathered at the SSE arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 9, 2019. It was Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation’s first event in Europe.
On the preliminary card, Cian “The Warrior” Cowley, 25, of Ireland and Oktawian “Obi-Wan” Olejniczak of Poland in a catchweight of 73 kg. It was the sixth bout of the evening.
A close friend and training partner of McGregor, Cowley was clinched up at the beginning of the fight. On the other hand, Olejniczak tried to avoid his striking with wrestling moves and dropping his Irish opponent.
However, Olejniczak left an opening. Cowley recovered and used his Muay Thai skills to throw a brutal knee and finish his Polish opponent on the ground with hammer fists and elbows.
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