Middleweight wrestler Phil “Zilla” Hawes, 30, of Little Ferry, New Jersey, United States is not concerned with setting lofty ambitions for his tenure with BRAVE Combat Federation. He is ready to make waves in his new home as he prepares for his debut with the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion in the world.
Hawes will take on Dominic “Painless” Schober, 28, of Vienna, Upper Austria, Austria in the co-main event of “BRAVE CF 30” on November 23, 2019 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, India. The American contender is hoping a win can catapult him to the top of the growing division.
On December 7, 2019 at “BRAVE CF 31” in South Africa, Chad Hanekom faces off Daniel Gaucho in the inaugural world title bout at Middleweight, and Hawes feels a win over Schober puts him in line to be the first challenger to the coveted belt.
“I mean, I’m not here to do whatever,” Hawes said. “I came to BRAVE CF to be a world champion like I always felt I am. I’m only focused on Saturday, but I’m going to knock this guy out and will call out whoever will be the champion. Chad, Daniel, it doesn’t matter. I’m coming for that belt, and no one can stop me.”
“BRAVE CF 30” marks the third time BRAVE CF is holding an event in India. The show will be headlined by Bantamweight world champion Stephen Loman’s fourth consecutive title defense against top contender Louie Sanoudakis, plus a host of fighters from India coming up against international stars.