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Team Lakay’s Jeremy Pacatiw vs Brazil’s Felipe Efrain at ‘BRAVE CF 33’ in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Felipe Efrain, Jeremy Pacatiw

Igorot mixed martial artist Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw, 23, will compete in BRAVE Combat Federation before the year ends. He and reigning BRAVE CF Bantamweight World Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 23, are training out of the Team Lakay gym in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines.

On December 27, 2019, BRAVE CF will hold “BRAVE CF 33” at the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium Sports Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. One of the bouts on the card is a bantamweight contest between Pacatiw and Felipe Efrain, 25, of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Both Pacatiw and Efrain are coming out of a loss. “BRAVE CF 33” marks the Filipino MMA fighter’s 10th bout in BRAVE CF, making him still the fighter with the most bouts in the Bahrain-based MMA promotion.

Pacatiw’s ninth BRAVE CF bout was at “BRAVE CF 29,” which took place at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain on November 15, 2019. He lost via unanimous decision to Ali “The Royal Fighter” al-Qaisi, 29, of Jordan in a bantamweight bout.

Losing to al-Qaisi downgraded the professional MMA record of Pacatiw to 9 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Efrain now has 13 wins, 5 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest.

Efrain is riding a two-bout losing streak. On November 16, 2018, he unsuccessfully challenged Loman as he lost via unanimous decision to the reigning BRAVE CF Bantamweight World Champion at “BRAVE CF 18” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena.

On August 30, 2019, Efrain fought BRAVE CF debutante Matheus Nicolau, 26, of Brazil in the co-main event of “BRAVE CF 25” at the Minas Tenis Clube Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Brazilian contender won via unanimous decision.

“BRAVE CF 29” marks Efrain’s seventh bout in BRAVE CF. It is the promotion’s second event to take place in Saudi Arabia.

The first BRAVE CF event in Saudi Arabia was “BRAVE CF 21,” which took place at the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium Sports Hall on December 28, 2018. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Pacatiw:

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