Louie “Leonidas” Sanoudakis, 30, of Canada will challenge reigning BRAVE Combat Federation Bantamweight World Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 23, at “BRAVE CF 30,” BRAVE CF has confirmed. It will be the main event of the evening.
Brave CF will hold “BRAVE CF 30” in Hyderabad, Telangana, India on November 23, 2019. The defending champion in the main event, who is training out of Team Lakay in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines, is the longest reigning champion of the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion.
Loman became the inaugural Brave CF Bantamweight World Champion on November 17, 2017. He defeated Gurdarshan “Saint Lion” Mangat, 32, at “Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain.
On June 9, 2018, Loman retained his title by defeating Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo, 28, of Ireland in a rematch at “Brave 13: European Evolution” in Belfast, Northern Ireland. On November 16, 2018, Felipe Efrain, 24, of Brazil failed to dethrone Loman at “Brave 18: Bahrain” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena.
On March 15, 2019, BRAVE CF made its Philippine debut with “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In the main event, Loman retained his belt by knocking out former Brave CF Featherweight Champion Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame, 25, of France.
Currently, Loman holds a professional MMA record of 13 wins and 2 losses. The Team Lakay fighter has three successful title defenses as the reigning BRAVE CF Bantamweight World Champion.
On the other hand, Sanoudakis has 8 wins and 1 loss. He earned his second BRAVE CF win at “Brave 24: London” took place at the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England on July 25, 2019.
Sanoudakis is riding a three-bout winning streak. “BRAVE CF 30” marks his third outing in BRAVE CF.
“BRAVE CF 30” marks the third time BRAVE CF is holding an event in India. The promotion’s first event in the country was “Brave 5: Go for Glory,” which took place at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai, India on April 23, 2017.
On December 2, 2018, BRAVE CF returned to India for “Brave 20.” The event took place at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Loman: