The VIP list for “Brave 24: London” keeps growing. A few more big names have been added to Brave Combat Federation’s invite-only, exclusive event, a once-in-a-lifetime experience set to empower the sport of mixed martial arts by connecting it to the highest level of businessmen, politicians, celebrities and influencers from around the world.
Retired MMA fighter Jimi “Poster Boy” Manuwa, 39, of England will be in attendance to witness a turning point for the sport in Europe. The Nigerian athlete, who used to compete in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Champion, will watch the highest level of MMA from around the world from a VIP standpoint.
Also appearing in the luxurious fight night is UFC analyst and color commentator Dan Hardy, 37, of England. A former MMA fighter, he is also starting the English Mixed Martial Arts Association (EMMAA) alongside referee Marc Goddard.
Hardy and Goddard designed the EMMAA to focus on the development of the sport in England on a grassroots level. This is in line with Brave CF’s ethos of developing MMA from the ground up with its support of International Mixed Martial Arts Federation-World Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAF-WMMAA) and amateur athletes overall.
Aside from Manuwa and Hardy, world-renowned celebrities have also been confirmed to attend “Brave 24: London.” “MasterChef” Brazil judge Henrique Fogaça and comedian Whindersson Nunes, owner of the fourth largest YouTube channel in the world, will travel from Brazil to cheer on their countryman and friend Lucas “Mineiro” Martins, 30, a former Brave CF Lightweight World Champion.
From lightweight, Martins drops back down to featherweight to challenge reigning Brave CF Featherweight World Champion Bubba “Bad Man” Jenkins, 31, of United States. Their match is the main event of “Brave 24: London.”
Joining Manuwa, Hardy, Fogaça and Nunes in the audience at “Brave 24: London” are Artem “The Russian Hammer” Lobov, 32, of Russia and Ireland as well as England’s Paul “Semtex” Daley, 36, Brad “One Punch” Pickett, 40, and Aaron “The Joker” Chalmers, 32. Also from England, Chris Eubank Sr, Chris Eubank Sr., 52, and his son Chris “Next Gen” Eubank Jr., 29, will attend the star-studded event, too.
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