Brave Combat Federation debutante Felipe Silva, 34, of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil did not waste any time in his promotional debut as he rolled through Dumar “Corazon de Leon” Roa, 28, of Bogota, Colombia in the main event of “Brave 26” on September 7, 2019 in Bogota. In front of a sold-out and passionate Colombian crowd, the Brazilian contender showcased his entire Muay Thai arsenal, getting a first-round technical knockout in the process.
After the fight, Silva thanked his family and spoke of the sacrifice of being away from his newborn son for two months, before sending a menacing message to newly crowned Brave CF Lightweight World Champion Cleiton “Predator” Silva, 33, of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. The latter dethroned Felipe’s pupil Luan “Miau” Santiago, 24, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil in a week.
“You know, this victory tastes extra sweet because it was in my Brave CF debut,” Felipe said. “I’m really happy to be here and I have to thank Brave CF, my family, friends and my newborn son, who didn’t have me for two months while I was training for this.”
“I know there’s a new champion of the world out there and I won’t even say his name,” Felipe continued. “I know he’s talked about me after winning the title but I’ll tell you guys now. His head will roll soon or later.”
In the co-main event of “Brave 26,” Gabriel “Fly” Miranda, 29, of Curitiba went back to winning ways with a dominant submission victory over Jon “The Problem” Zarate of Medellin, Colombia. Both men traded in the pocket early on before Miranda took over with his grappling, eventually locking a guillotine choke in the second round.
In the other two bouts of the main card, Ilia Topuria, 22, of Georgia and Spain and Luana Pinheiro, 25, of Belo Horizonte came out victorious. They submitted Luis Gomez of Colombia and Yasmeli Araque of Venezuela, respectively.
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