South Africa and England 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” featured 10 MMA bouts. In the seventh bout of the evening, Dino “The Lion” Bagattin, 37, of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa faced Carl “The Bomber” Booth, 28, of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.
Booth is training out of Nottingham MMA Gym under the tutelage of Master Owen Comrie and Paul Lukowski. He was Ultimate Gladiators K1 Grand Prix Winner 2015 and K.O.T.R. WW European Champion 2016.
“Brave 19: South Africa” marked Booth’s fifth bout in Brave CF. He was coming out of a two-bout losing streak.
Bagattin was born in South Africa on September 28, 1981. He has been competing professionally since 2009.
“Brave 19: South Africa” marked Bagattin’s Brave CF debut. Training out of Fight Fit Militia under the tutelage of Richard Quan, he previously competed in the Extreme Fighting Championship Worldwide.
Booth and Bagattin competed in the welterweight division at “Brave 19: South Africa.” The referee put a stop to the contest in the second round when the English fighter knocked out his South African opponent.
Winning at “Brave 19: South Africa” improved Booth’s professional MMA record to 8 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Bagattin now has 12 wins and 8 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. 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, Finland, France, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, the U.S. and Zimbabwe will also be represented at “Brave 19: South Africa.” Check the complete results here.