Fresh off a legendary night in London, England, Brave Combat Federation continues its world tour with a return to Brazil, one of its homes. It will hold “Brave 25” at the Minas Tenis Clube Arena in Belo Horizonte on August 30, 2019 featuring some of the best fighters in the world in one of the richest countries for mixed martial arts talents.
Brazil is the home of reigning Brave CF Lightweight World Champion Luan “Miau” Santiago, 24, and former Brave CF Lightweight World Champion Lucas “Mineiro” Martins, 30. It is also home to other standouts, such as former title challengers Marcel Adur, 27, and Felipe Efrain, 25, as well as knockout artist Cleiton “Predator” Silva, 33, and submission machine Bruno “Brunão” Assis, 27.
Santiago will headline the card and defend his Brave CF Lightweight World Championship title against Silva in a bout featuring two of Brazil’s most feared strikers. Currently 4-1 under the Brave banner, the defending champion won the title by defeating former champion Abdul-Kareem “Pride of Palestine” Al-Selwady, 24, of Jordan with an incredible spinning-back elbow back at “Brave 23” in Jordan.
Meanwhile, Silva will have the chance of a lifetime after starting his promotional career with two finishes. In 2018, he knocked out Ahmed “The Butcher” Amir, 28, of Egypt in Brazil and submitted Marcelo “Chelo” Bustos, 28, of Argentina in Colombia.
While a lightweight title fight will be the “Brave 25” main event, another Brazilian duel will co-headline the show. Efrain will look to bounce back from losing his title shot against reigning Brave CF Bantamweight World Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 24, of the Philippines.
Training out of Chute Boxe, Efrain will face his countryman Matheus Nicolau Pereira, 26, in a bantamweight bout. Previously competing at flyweight fighter, the latter will make his promotional debut in search of a signature win that could eventually propel him towards a title shot of his own.
“Brave 25” will be the fourth Brave CF event to take place in Brazil. It will be the promotion’s second event Minas Gerais’s capital Belo Horizonte.
Meanwhile, watch one of Santiago’s previous bouts in Brave CF here: