Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches, the 17th event of Bahrain-based MMA promotion Brave Combat Federation will take place at the Nishtar Park Sports Complex in Lahore, Pakistan on October 27, 2018. Including Pakistan, 12 countries will be represented.
The other 11 countries represented at “Brave 17” are Afghanistan, Bahrain, Brazil, China, France, Ireland, Kuwait, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa and Wales. The only fighter to represent China in the upcoming MMA event in Lahore is Yibugele.
A shuai jiao fighter from Inner Mongolia, Yibugele will make his Brave CF debut at “Brave 17.” In the fifth bout of the evening, he will compete in the featherweight division against Zia Mashwani of Pakistani.
Yibugele holds a professional MMA record of 7 wins and 3 losses. The Inner Mongolian shuai jiao fighter is riding a seven-bout winning streak.
Like Yibugele, Mashwani is making his Brave CF debut at “Brave 17.” It also marks the Pakistani contender’s professional MMA debut.
In the co-main event of the evening, Uloomi “Kratos” Karim Shaheen, 27, of Islamabad, Pakistan will compete in the bantamweight division against Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw, 22, of Baguio City, Philippines. The Pakistani contender represents Team Fight Fortress while his Filipino opponent represents Team Lakay.
Also a welterweight bout, the main event is between Rodrigo Cavalheiro, 35, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil and Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, of Nantes, France, who are both undefeated in Brave CF. The Brazilian contender has 2 wins in the promotion while the undefeated French fighter, who is of Russian descent, has 1 win in the promotion.
Seven of the 20 fighters on the “Brave 17” fight card are from Pakistan. The event will be broadcast live on Abu Dhabi Sports in the Middle East and North Africa, making it the most broadcast combat sports event in the history of sports in the country.
“Brave 17” will be the first international MMA event to take place in Pakistan. Here is the official promo of the upcoming MMA event in Pakistan: