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 Wales in the upcoming MMA event in Lahore is undefeated fighter Aidan James, 23.
Hailing from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, James trains at Chris Rees Academy. “Brave 17” marks his second Brave CF bout.
When James made his Brave CF debut at “Brave 13: European Evolution” on June 9, 2018, he knocked out Tommy “Tommy Gun” Martin, 23, of Dublin, Ireland via punches in the third round. The Merthyr Tydfil native improved his professional MMA record to 2 wins and 0 loss by defeating his Irish opponent at “Brave 13: European Evolution.”
At “Brave 17,” James will face Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo, 27, who trains with Martin at Straight Blast Gym Ireland. In the sixth bout in the evening, James and Mlambo will compete in the bantamweight division.
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 main event is a welterweight bout between Rodrigo Cavalheiro, 35, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil and Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, of Nantes, France, who are both undefeated in Brave CF.
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: