Brave Combat Federation will hold “Brave 24: London” at the Copper Box Arena, inside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London, England on July 25, 2019. In the main event, former Brave CF Lightweight World Champion Lucas “Mineiro” Martins, 30, of Brazil will challenge reigning Brave CF Featherweight World Champion Bubba “Bad Man” Jenkins, 31, of the United States.
“I’ve been coming off a lot of five-round fights so I’ve been training hard for that,” Martins stated. “I think this is going to be the biggest ever Brave CF event.”
Days before the fight night, Martins received trash talk from Jenkins. But instead of retaliating, the Brazilian challenger chose to talk strictly about his training and thank Brave CF for the opportunity to headline a seminal show for the promotion.
“I’m honored and grateful to be a part of this, to be in the main event of that show,” the Brazilian mixed martial artist continued. “I think there will always be pressure and I just want to put on a show for the London people.”
Currently, Martins holds a professional MMA record of 20 wins and 4 losses. Jenkins now has 13 wins and 4 losses.
“Brave 24: London” is an invite-only event to be attended by VIP guests from England including Chris Eubank Sr., 52, Chris “Next Gen” Eubank Jr., 29, Jimi “Poster Boy” Manuwa, 39, Dan Hardy, 37, Paul “Semtex” Daley, 36, Brad “One Punch” Pickett, 40, and Aaron “The Joker” Chalmers, 32. Also gracing the event are Artem “The Russian Hammer” Lobov, 32, of Russia and Ireland and Brazil’s Henrique Fogaça, 45, and Whindersson Nunes, 24.
Seven professional MMA bouts are on the “Brave 24: London” card. In the co-main event, SBG Ireland athlete Cian “The Warrior” Cowley, 25, will fight Brave CF debutante Maciej “MagicMan” Gierzewski, 32, of Poland and Northern Ireland in the lightweight division.
Here are Martins and Jenkins days before the “Brave 24: London” fight night: