France and Poland were among of 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 Sun City Resort in North West, South Africa on December 8, 2018.
“Brave 19: South Africa” featuref 10 MMA bouts. In the eighth bout of the evening, Pawel Kielek, 22, of Olsztyn, Poland faced David Bear, 27, of Paris, France.
Bear is of Algerian descent and was born in France on December 9, 1990. Training out of MMA Factory in Paris, he is known as an excellent grappler.
“Brave 19: South Africa” marked Bear’s second Brave CF bout. The French-Algerian fighter was coming out a submission loss to Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 28, of Jordan at “Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises” on March 2, 2018.
Kielek was born in Poland on January 12, 1996. Training out of Arrachion Olsztyn, he has been competing professionally since 2013.
“Brave 19: South Africa” marked Kielek’s third Brave CF bout. He was coming out of a unanimous decision victory over Mehdi “The Sultan” Baghdad, 33, of Los Angeles, California, United States at “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” at Balai Sarbini in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 11, 2018.
Kielek and Bear competed in the welterweight division at “Brave 19: South Africa.” The referee put a stop to the contest in the first round when the French fighter knocked out his Polish opponent.
Winning at “Brave 19: South Africa” improved Bear’s professional MMA record to 8 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Kielek now has 9 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw.
“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. 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, Egypt, England, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, the U.S. and Zimbabwe will also be represented at “Brave 19: South Africa.” Check the complete results here.