Two of the newest mixed martial artists signed with Bahrain-based MMA promotion Brave Combat Federation are from the Philippines. They are Ariel “The Lady Boxer” Oliveros and Arben “Big Bang” Escayo.
Oliveros and Escayo will make their Brave CF debut in the promotion’s 17th event. Including them, there are three Filipinos on the fight card.
Featuring 10 MMA bouts, “Brave 17” will take place at the Nishtar Park Sports Complex in Lahore, Pakistan on October 27, 2018. Both Oliveros and Escayo are facing hometown heroes.
In the third bout of the evening, Oliveros will face Haider “The Giant” Farman of Pakistan in the strawweight division. In the seventh bout, Escayo will compete in the featherweight division against Mehmosh “The Renegade” Raza of Pakistan.
In the main event, Rodrigo Cavalheiro of Brazil will face Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov of France in the welterweight division. The latter is of Russian descent.
In the co-main event, Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw of the Philippines and Uloomi “Kratos” Karim Shaheen of Pakistan will compete in the bantamweight division. Reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman of the Philippines is Pacatiw’s Team Lakay teammate.
Shaheen represents Team Fight Fortress. He will be the first Pakistani fighter to compete in a co-main event of an international MMA event.
Including the Philippines, Pakistan, Brazil and France, 12 countries will be represented in the historic sports event. The other countries are Afghanistan, Kuwait, New Zealand, China, Ireland, Wales, South Africa, Bahrain.
With 20 fighters representing 12 countries, “Brave 17” will be the first international MMA event to take place in Pakistan. It will be the most broadcast combat sports event to take place in the history of sports in the country.
“Brave 17” will be broadcast live on Abu Dhabi Sports in the Middle East and North Africa. Here is the official promo of the upcoming MMA event in Pakistan: