South Africa and Egypt were among the 11 countries represented at “Brave 19: South Africa,” the first ever international mixed martial arts events in the country. Bahrain-based MMA promotion Brave Combat Federation held the historic event at the Sun City Resort in North West, South Africa on December 8, 2018.
“Brave 19: South Africa” featured 10 MMA bouts. In the third bout of the evening, Nkosi “King” Ndebele, 23, of Diepsloot, Johannesburg, South Africa faced Ahmed “Prince” Faress, 27, of Cairo, Egypt.
Born in Egypt on August 18, 1991, Faress is one of the faces of Egyptian MMA today. He is representing Saracens Team, which is based in Cairo.
“Brave 19: South Africa” marked Faress’s third Brave CF bout. After losing to Christian “El Taylon” Quinonez, 22, of Mexico via knockout at “Brave CF 2: Dynasty ” in Isa Town, Bahrain on December 2, 2016, Faress submitted Bharat “Daring” Khandare, 29, of India via triangle choke at “Brave CF 5” in Mumbai, India on April 23, 2017.
Ndebele is training out of the Nova MMA Academy in Kempton Park, South Africa. He made his Brave CF debut and professional MMA debut at “Brave 19: South Africa.”
As an amateur fighter, Ndebele had 12 wins and 4 losses. He previously competed in Fightstar Fighting Championship South Africa.
Faress and Ndebele competed in the featherweight division at “Brave 19: South Africa.” The South African fighter won the match via technical knockout via doctor stoppage.
The victory made Ndebele an undefeated professional MMA fighter with 1 win and 0 loss. On the other hand, Faress now has 14 wins and 3 losses.
“Brave 19: South Africa” Main Events
In the co-main event of the evening, Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo, 27, of Dublin, Ireland and Dansheel “Mamu” Moodley, 26, of Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa competed in the bantamweight division.
In the co-main event of the evening, Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo, 27, of Dublin, Ireland and Dansheel “Mamu” Moodley, 26, of Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa competed in the bantamweight division. The Irish contender submitted his South African opponent in the first round.
In the main event, Adam “Pride Time” Townsend, 30, of Hampton, Tennessee, United States faced Mark Hulme, 22, of Sunninghill, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa in the welterweight division. The South African defeated his American opponent via unanimous decision.
Canada, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, the U.S. and Zimbabwe were also represented at “Brave 19: South Africa.” Check the complete results here.