Todd “The Black Hulk” Stoute, 36, has earned his second victory in the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion BRAVE Combat Federation. Fighting out of Trinidad and Tobago by way Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he was one of the winners at “BRAVE CF 36.”
Featuring five MMA matches, “BRAVE CF 36” took place at Berăria H in Bucharest, Romania on July 27, 2020. In the main event of the evening, Stoute fought Cristi Constantinov, 23, of Bucharest at a catch weight of 104kg.
The referee put a stop to the catchweight contest after 2 minutes and 12 seconds in the first round. Stoute submitted Constantinov via strikes.
It was the first time Stoute submitted an opponent in a professional MMA bout. Winning at “BRAVE CF 36” improved his professional MMA record to 11 and 6 losses.
On the other hand, Constantinov now has 0 win and 1 loss. The Romanian kickboxer made his professional MMA debut and BRAVE CF debut at “BRAVE CF 36.”
BRAVE CF held “BRAVE CF 36” in partnership with Real Xtreme Fighting (RXF). A total of 12 countries were represented namely Austria, Canada, France, Ireland, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Northern Ireland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and Trinidad and Tobago.
Stoute solely represented both Trinidad and Tobago and Canada. Contantinov was one of the three representatives of the host country.
Originally, Stoute was set to fight Amilcar Alves, 40, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the light heavyweight division in the main event of “BRAVE CF 36.” However, the Brazilian MMA fighter had to pull out of the card because of travel restrictions and was replaced by Constantinov.
Stoute is the first ever MMA fighter from Trinidad and Tobago to compete in BRAVE CF. In his promotional debut at “BRAVE CF 30” in Hyderabad, India on November 23, 2019, he knocked out Lukasz Parobeic, 40, of Poland.
Two days before “BRAVE CF 36” fight night, I asked the Trinidadian-Canadian MMA fighter who he wanted to face if given the chance to fight for the currently vacant BRAVE CF Light Heavyweight World Championship belt. He told me, “I wanna fight Mohammed again.”
“I wanna fight him again,” Stoute said of Maalem. “That was, you know, hats off to him, he did his job, did what he was supposed to do but as hurt as I was, he should’ve finished me. He didn’t.”
Before “BRAVE CF 36,” Stoute became a father for the first time. During the quarantine time amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, he kept training at Rival Boxing Gym and Grant’s MMA in Ontario with his coaches Jayden Pietersen, Steve Wilshire, Ergys Sigeta and Ryan Grant.