In collaboration with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF), Brave Combat Federation has announced the entire schedule for the International Combat Week, its biggest event in 2019. The Bahrain-based MMA promotion will return to its home country with yet another explosive fight card preceded by the 2019 IMMAF Amateur World Championships, marking the biggest MMA festival in Asia.
In a press conference, Brave CF president Mohammed Shahid announced the full details of what promised to be the biggest International Combat Week yet. He was joined by IMMAF head Kerrith Brown and Bahrain MMA Federation president Col. Khalid A. Aziz Al Khayyat.
“We’ve had the world championships before they came to Bahrain but the development of the sport at amateur level was very slow,” Shahid stated. “Now, it became our job to work together with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation in the development of MMA and to make sure as many countries and athletes as possible are able to attend. That’s our goal, to put everyone under one roof and that roof is the International Combat Week, the largest combat sports festival in Asia.”
Brown said he expected up 550 athletes from 60 countries to participate in the 2019 IMMAF Amateur World Championships. He praised Bahrain’s initiative of taking the tournament to the highest level of MMA competition.
“Our job is to empower national federations and athletes around the world and our mission needs to have the right partners,” Brown said. “Brave CF and the Kingdom of Bahrain are just that. They have gone above and beyond to help us achieve what we set out to and I can’t wait to deliver our biggest IMMAF World Championships yet.”
Brave International Combat Week will take place in Isa Town, Bahrain on November 9-16, 2019. It will feature hundreds of bouts for the 2019 IMMAF World Championships and the biggest Brave CF event as the crowning moment of the combat sports festival.
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