Brave Combat Federation will hold “Brave 25” at the Minas Tenis Clube Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil on August 30, 2019. In the co-main event of the evening, Felipe Efrain, 25, of Sao Paulo, Brazil will face promotional debutante Matheus Nicolau, 26, of Belo Horizonte in the bantamweight division.
A truly international fighter, Efrain has traveled around the world looking for a challenge. Before joining Brave CF, he fought in the United States and Japan with different organizations but it was not until he signed with the Bahrain-based MMA promotion that his career and his passport were filled with trips around the globe.
Since joining Brave CF, Efrain has fought in Bahrain twice and once both in Jordan and in Morocco aside from his native Brazil. In a way, his career is a testament to the promotion’s international reach.
Brave CF strives on putting exciting shows on all corners of the world and Efrain’s explosive style has been one of the stalwarts of the promotion’s influence in international MMA. During his stint with the promotion, he has become known for his crazy techniques and knockout power in all of his limbs as a true Muay Thai representative.
No matter where Efrain is training, he wants to be the hardest worker in the room. That discipline, coupled with his natural striking talent, makes for an explosive combination.
In a nutshell, Efrain is vicious inside the arena but a friendly and calm person outside. He was described as a class act when he unsuccessfully challenged reigning Brave CF Bantamweight World Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 24, of the Philippines.
Loman defeated Efrain via unanimous decision at “Brave 18” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain on November 16, 2018. The Brazilian fighter was neither saddened nor discouraged.
Instead, Efrain was grateful for the opportunity and keen to make sure that Loman had his moment. The Sao Paulo native has never publicly disclosed the hand injury he suffered during the initial rounds at “Brave 18,” which would be diminishing Loman’s feat, something the Brazilian fighter would never do.
Now, Efrain is injury-free and ready to go. Nicolau will be his first fellow Brazilian opponent in Brave CF.
“Brave 25” marks Efrain’s second Brave CF bout held in Brazil. Here is a clip featuring the Sao Paulo native: