Will BRAVE CF cancel its Brazil, Romania and Sweden events due to coronavirus? Mohammed Shahid releases statement

Mohammed Shahid (©BRAVE Combat Federation)

Mohammed Shahid (©BRAVE Combat Federation)

UPDATE: On March 16, 2020, BRAVE Combat Federation officially confirmed the postponement of “BRAVE CF 35” in Brazil, “BRAVE CF 36” in Romania and “BRAVE CF 37” in Sweden.

The mixed martial arts community is greatly affected by the worsening coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak around the world. BRAVE Combat Federation has upcoming events in Brazil, Romania and Sweden and the fans are waiting for the Bahrain-based MMA promotion’s decision whether or not these events will be held as scheduled or they will be postponed.

As of March 12, 2020, Brazil has 151 confirmed coronavirus cases with 0 death. As of March 13, 2020, Romania has 95 confirmed cases and 0 death while Sweden has 813 confirmed cases and 1 death.

BRAVE CF is set to hold “BRAVE CF 35” in Balneário Camboriú,  Santa Catarina, Brazil on March 28, 2020, “BRAVE CF 36” in Bucharest, Romania on April 13, 2020 and “BRAVE CF 37″  at Solnahallen in Stockholm, Sweden on April 18, 2020. Here is the full statement from BRAVE CF president Mohammed Shahid:

This is a message for BRAVE Nation. For fighters, fans, managers, reporters, and everyone out there. The world is going through a very difficult moment, and these are the times when we must unite as human beings.

We, at BRAVE Combat Federation, are aware of these very challenging times as we urge you to follow the advice of WHO (World Health Organization) to stop the spread of #CoronaVirus.

This is not something to be taken lightly and I want to personally assure you that BRAVE Combat Federation is working towards a healthy solution for its events.

Because of the nature of this situation, we are not aware of what will happen in the coming months, and we will be taking things step by step. BRAVE CF will be keeping a close eye on all developments, as well as taking the advice of the World Health Organization and the local government authorities. That includes our show in Balneário Camboriú, on March 28th, and our events in Romania and Sweden.

Our job is to put on events and entertain the people. Fighters, managers, and trainers have a job to do, but this is a global issue, a world problem, and these are the priorities.

Every step we take will be in the best interest of the public, the governments, and the people.  This is my personal promise to you and our top priority right now.

Let’s be BRAVE and united we fight,

Mohammed Shahid

President, BRAVE CF


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