The United States and South Africa 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 main event of the evening, Adam “Prime Time” Townsend, 30, of Hampton, Tennessee, United States faced Mark Hulme, 22, of Sunninghill, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
Hulme was born in South Africa in 1996. He was 16 years old when he started his martial arts training with his fellow Johannesburg native Demarte “The Wolf” Pena, 29, and undefeated fighter and former Extreme Fight Championship Bantamweight Champion.
Training out of Fight Fit Militia under the tutelage of Richard Quan, Hulme is making his Brave CF debut at “Brave 19: South Africa.” Before joining the Bahrain-based MMA promotion, Hulme competed in the EFC and M-1 Global.
Townsend was born in the U.S. on November 28, 1988. He was making his Brave CF debut at “Brave 19: South Africa,” which marked his 25th professional MMA bout.
Before joining Brave CF, Townsend competed in Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Absolute Championship Berkut, among others. He is training out of D-Evil MMA in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Townsend and Hulme competed in the welterweight division at “Brave 19: South Africa.” After three five-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges.
In the end, the referee raised the hand of Hulme, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision. It improved his professional MMA record to 7 wins and 2 losses.
On the other hand, Townsend now has 19 wins and 6 losses. This marked the first time he lost via unanimous decision.
“Brave 19: South Africa” Co-Main Event
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.
Canada, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Poland, Portugal and Zimbabwe will also be represented at “Brave 19: South Africa.” Check the complete fight card here.