Jomar Pa-ac, 22, can be the next mixed martial arts world champion training out of Team Lakay in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines. The Igorot MMA fighter is set to compete for the inaugural flyweight championship title of Bahrain-based promotion BRAVE Combat Federation.
To crown the inaugural BRAVE CF Flyweight World Champion, there will be a tournament including quarterfinal matches in different events. The dates and venues are still being decided and the promotion has yet to officially announce Pa-ac’s opponent.
“We have the deepest flyweight division in the world of mixed martial arts,” BRAVE CF president Mohammed “The Hawk” Shahid stated. “BRAVE CF has some of the best fighters that deserve the chance to be the best in the world. This tournament does just that.”
“The MMA fans are going to see the best flyweights decide their own future to reach the top,” Shahid continued. “If you want to be the best than beat the best as they say.”
On November 16, 2018, BRAVE CF was supposed to crown its first ever champion in the flyweight division through the match between Velimurad Alkhasov, 28, of Russia and Marcel Adur, 27, of Brazil at “BRAVE CF 18″ at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Manama, Bahrain. The undefeated Russian MMA fighter won but the title was not given to him because he failed to make weight.
Adur had the second chance to compete for the belt at BRAVE CF 29” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town in the Kingdom of Bahrain on November 15, 2019. However, his title bout against Jose “Shorty” Torres, 26, of the United States was cancelled.
Also on the “BRAVE CF 18” fight card was Pa-ac’s Team Lakay teammate Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, who defended his BRAVE CF Bantamweight World Championship belt against Felipe Efrain, 26, of Brazil. The Brazilian challenger failed to dethrone the reigning champion due to a unanimous decision loss.
Loman and Pa-ac were two of the hometown winners at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors,” the first ever BRAVE CF event to take place in the Philippines. Meanwhile, here is a teaser for the inaugural BRAVE CF Flyweight World Championship tournament: