Representing Team Lakay, Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw, 22, of Baguio City, Philippines emerged victorious at “Brave 17” on October 27, 2018. The Filipino mixed martial artist managed to defeat a hometown hero.
Featuring nine professional MMA bouts and one amateur MMA match, “Brave 17” took place at the Nistar Sports Complex in Lahore, Pakistan. In the co-main event of the evening, Pacatiw competed in the bantamweight division against Uloomi “Kratos” Karim, 27, of Pakistan.
After three five-minute rounds, the bantamweight bout between Pacatiw and Karim was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, it was the Filipino fighter who had his hand raised and declared the winner via unanimous decision.
By winning at “Brave 17,” Pacatiw improved his professional MMA record to 5 wins and 3 losses. It was his seventh bout in Bahrain-based MMA promotion Brave Combat Federation.
Now, Pacatiw is riding a two-bout winning streak. Before “Brave 17,” the Team Lakay fighter won at “Brave 14” via split decision against Keith “Killa” Lee, 21, of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States in Morocco on August 18, 2018.
Losing to Pacatiw downgraded Karim’s professional MMA record to 5 wins and 5 losses. Training at Team Fight Fortress in Islamabad, Pakistan, the Pakistani fighter made his Brave CF debut at “Brave 17.”
Karim is now riding a two-bout losing streak. Right before joining Brave CF, he lost to Emran Tarakhil via unanimous decision at “SLFC: Fight Night Afghanistan 4” on August 3, 2018.
Pacatiw was the only Filipino fighter to win at “Brave 17.” The two other athletes who represented the Philippines, namely Ariel “The Lady Boxer” Oliveros and Arben “Big Bang” Escayo, 31, also faced Pakistani opponents.
In the third bout of the evening, Oliveros faced Haider “The Giant” Farman, 22, in the strawweight division. The latter submitted the former via ninja choke in the second round.
In the seventh bout of the evening, Escayo competed in the featherweight division against Mehmosh “The Renegade” Raza, 23. The latter submitted the former via guillotine choke in the first round.