Curitiba’s Rodrigo Cavalheiro to represent Brazil at ‘Brave 17’ in Lahore, Pakistan

Rodrigo Cavalheiro

Rodrigo Cavalheiro

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 Brazil in the upcoming MMA event in Lahore is Rodrigo Cavalheiro, 35.

Fighting out of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, Cavalheiro is riding two-bout winning streak. In his two most recent bouts, he defeated his opponents in the Brave CF cage, namely Alessandro Gambulino, 28, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Karl “Psycho” Amoussou, 32, of Paris, France.

When Cavalheiro made his Brave CF debut at “Brave 11” on April 13, 2018, he knocked out Gambulino in the first round. On June 9, 2018, the Curitiba native returned to the promotion and knocked out Amoussou in the second round at “Brave 13: European Evolution.”

“Brave 17” will mark Cavalheiro’s third Brave CF bout. In the main event, he will face Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, of Nantes, France in the welterweight division.

Cavalheiro currently holds a professional MMA record of 23 wins and 7 losses. On the other hand, Abdouraguimov is an undefeated fighter with 8 wins and 1 No Contest.

In the co-main event of “Brave 17,” 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.

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:


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