Lucas “Mineiro” Martins, 30, of Brazil hoped to be crowned a new champion at “Brave 24: London.” However, his plans were derailed by a dominant performance from reigning Brave Combat Federation Featherweight World Champion Bubba “Bad Man” Jenkins, 31, of the United States.
A former Brave CF Lightweight World Champion, Martins is still undecided whether to stay at featherweight or go back up to lightweight. Another option for him would be to go up further to super lightweight.
With the limit of 165 lbs (74.8 kg), super lightweight is a recently formed weight class. Brave CF was the first global promotion to approve the division.
Martins has fought in three different weight classes throughout his career, making the bantamweight limit of 135 lbs (61.2 kg) once. He has recently expressed an interest in testing the waters at super lightweight.
Currently reigning as the Brave CF Super Lightweight World Champion is Eldar “Khan” Eldarov, 27, of Bahrain. He attended “Brave 24: London,” which took place at the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England on July 25, 2019.
As the inaugural Brave CF Super Lightweight World Champion, Eldarov has yet to defend his belt. Martins will be an interesting challenger for him.
Jenkins got the biggest victory of his career over Martins in the main event of “Brave 24: London.” It was a groundbreaking show that provided world-class mixed martial arts entertainment to hundreds of VIP personalities from around the world.
Gracious in defeat, Martins vowed to come back stronger and thanked his legion of fans for all their support before, during and after “Brave 24: London.” He said, “Guys, just passing by to thank for all the messages of support and to say that I’m doing well.”
“In this sport, we work towards a result and sometimes they are negative results,” the Brazilian MMA star continued. “I will be back soon and I’ll keep training. The game continues and I’ll be back soon to the Brave cage.”
On March 18, 2017, Martins defeated Fabian Galvan, 37, of Mexico at “Brave 3: Battle in Brazil” at the Ginásio Max Rosenmann in Curitiba, Brazil. It was Brave CF’s first ever event in Brazil.
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