Sam “The Future” Patterson, 23, of Walford, England will be a part of his first main event at “BRAVE CF 36,” the second BRAVE Combat Federation event to take place in Romania. It will be one year after his bout against Ahmed “The Butcher” Amir, 28, of Giza, Egypt at “BRAVE CF 23.”
Featuring 12 bouts, BRAVE CF held “BRAVE CF 23” at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan on April 19, 2019. The second bout was between Patterson and Amir, which ended in a split draw.
“I learned a lot in that fight,” Patterson shared. “I’ve always been told to never leave it in the judges’ hands. I think I won but I’m sure Ahmed feels he won too, which is fine.”
“We are all entitled to our own opinions but that fight taught me so much,” Patterson continued. “I always prided myself on having great cardio but I never put it to test before.”
“Against Ahmed, I pushed the pace for three rounds and felt great,” the English mixed martial artist added. “That gave me the confidence I needed to go all out from the start.”
It was that change in mentality that led Patterson to his career-defining win at “BRAVE CF 33” on December 27, 2019. It took place at the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium Sports Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where submitted Cian “The Warrior” Cowley, 23, of Ireland via rear-naked choke in the third round.
The aggressor from the start, Patterson led the way against Cowley at “BRAVE CF 33” scoring with kicks and stinging jabs and putting the latter on the backfoot throughout the fight. It is a strategy that served the English fighter well but now at “BRAVE CF 36,” he will face a man just like him.
Promoted in partnership with local MMA powerhouse RFX, “BRAVE CF 36” will take place in Cluj Napoca, Romania on April 13, 2020. In the main event of the evening, Patterson will battle it out with John “The Trouble” Brewin, 25, of Auckland, New Zealand in the lightweight division.
Patterson knows it is the biggest bout of his career so far as he takes on Brewin in the headlining spot. A win against his Kiwi counterpart could potentially leave the English contender on the cusp of a title shot.