It has been confirmed that “Brave 14” will be held in Tangier, Morocco on August 18, 2018. This makes Bahrain-based mixed martial arts organization Brave Combat Federation the first international promotion to host an event in Africa.
The announcement was made on the 49th edition of “Brave News,” which was released on July 1, 2018. Prior to the announcement, there were speculations that Brave CF may hold its next event in Brazil, South Africa, Spain or the Philippines.
“Brave 14” will establish a base for upcoming Brave CF events in the continent of Africa. The event will be held under the patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI, the King of Morocco.
In prelude to Brave CF’s entry into Africa, the promotion has secured extensive broadcast coverage in the promotion through the partnership with StarSat and VodaCom. The promotion is currently broadcasting live on Abu Dhabi Sports, Combate, StarSat, VodaCom, Ran Fighting and Fite TV.
This broadcast expansion will help Brave CF achieve its goal to reach 140 countries by the end of 2018. The promotion is expected to host a minimum of eight events during the second half of 2018 including the 2018 Brave International Combat Week, which will take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Before “Brave 14,” Brave CF held its 13th event in Belfast, Northern Ireland. At “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 23, of Baguio City, Philippines successfully defended his title from Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo, 27, of Dublin, Ireland.
The fight card for “Brave 14” has yet to be announced. A week before announcing that its 14 event is taking place in Tangier, Morocco, Brave CF signed two-division African champion J.P. Buys, 22, who served as the cornerman of his fellow South African Chad “Superman” Hanekom, 26, at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution.”
Here is Brave CF president Mohammed “The Hawk” Shahid, 28, announcing Tangier, Morocco as the “Brave 14” venue: