BRAVE Combat Federation is back on schedule. The Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion will once again host events after the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Bahraini MMA pioneer Mohammed “The Hawk” Shahid, the president of BRAVE CF, made the eagerly awaited announcement on June 13, 2020. He said, “BRAVE CF looks forward to recommencing events and safety of our team, fighters and crew is paramount.”
“As well as adhering to existing health guidelines, we are implementing the biggest and strongest COVID policy in sports as of yet and we have taken extra safety measures to ensure our team is protected against the spread of coronavirus,” Shahid continued. “I’m very delighted to have BRAVE CF events back and I have full confidence in the BRAVE CF team to successfully run our upcoming events safely and smoothly.”
While the COVID-19 pandemic was ongoing, BRAVE CF announced that it will also host boxing events under its umbrella in addition to its MMA shows. The promotion aims to globalize MMA and boxing and lift everyone involved with it, namely the fighters, managers, fans, journalists and promoters.
“The vision of His Highness Shaikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa is to develop combat sports internationally,” Shahid said of the BRAVE CF founder. “Now, we are combining the two biggest combat sports in the world.”
Headquartered in Seef District, Bahrain, BRAVE CF is the first MMA organization in the world to launch an international campaign to raise awareness and halt the spread of COVID-19. With the hashtags #UnitedWeFight and #BRAVECombatsCovid19, the campaign was executed with the support of the promotion’s world champions and fighters.
On March 16, 2020, BRAVE CF officially confirmed the postponement of BRAVE CF 35,” “BRAVE CF 36” and “BRAVE CF 37″ due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. The three events were supposed to take place in Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina, Brazil on March 28, 2020, in Bucharest, Romania on April 13, 2020 and at Solnahallen in Stockholm, Sweden on April 18, 2020, respectively.