J.P. Buys to represent South Africa at ‘Brave 17’ in Lahore, Pakistan

Chad Hanekom (center), J.P. Buys (rightmost)

Chad Hanekom (center), J.P. Buys (rightmost)

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 South Africa in the upcoming MMA event in Lahore is J.P. Buys, 22.

Hailing from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Buys is making his Brave CF debut at “Brave 17.” In the eighth bout of the evening, he will compete in the bantamweight division against Gamzat Magomedov, 22, of Bahrain.

Before becoming a professional MMA fighter, Buys was a champion in amateur wrestling. As an amateur MMA fighter, he was undefeated with 6 wins.

Buys currently holds a professional MMA record of 5 wins and 2 losses. He trains at the Fight Fit Militia with Richard Quan.

The last time Buys was defeated in the cage was on August 22, 2017. He lost to Joby Sanchez, 27, of Albuquerque, New Mexico via ground and pound in the second round at “Dana White’s Contender Series 2017.”

At “Brave 13: European Evolution,” Buys was the cornerman of Chad “Superman” Hanekom, 26, who also hails from Johannesburg. The latter defeated Dominic McConnell of Northern Ireland in the middleweight division.

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. In the main event, Rodrigo Cavalheiro, 35, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil and Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, of Nantes, France, will compete in the welterweight division.

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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