Sweden’s Bianca Antman earns 1st BRAVE CF win, beats Veera Nykanen at ‘BRAVE CF 37’ in Stockholm, Sweden

Bianca Antman (©BRAVE CF)

Bianca Antman (©BRAVE CF)

Bianca Antman, 30, of Sweden was one of the winners at “BRAVE CF 37.” It was her first victory in the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion BRAVE Combat Federation.

In partnership with Swedish MMA promotion Bulldog Fight Night, BRAVE CF held “BRAVE CF 37” in Stockholm, Sweden on August 1, 2020 with eight professional MMA bouts. In the third bout of the evening, Antman fought Veera Nykanen of Finland in the women’s strawweight division..

Kevin Sataki served as the referee. He put a stop to the strawweight contest after 1 minute and 37 seconds in the third round when Antman knocked out Nykanen via a head kick.

“BRAVE CF 37” marked Antman’s professional MMA debut and BRAVE CF debut. This means she now holds a professional MMA debut of 1 win and 0 loss.

Nykanen also made her BRAVE CF debut at “BRAVE CF 37.” The Finnish MMA fighter now has 2 wins and 3 losses.


Including Sweden and Finland, 14 countries were represented at “BRAVE CF 37.” The other countries were Afghanistan, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Northern Ireland, Norway, Russia and Turkey.

While Nykanen was one of the two fighters who represented Finland, Antman was one of the six representatives of the host country. The latter was one of Sweden’s many standouts the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s world championships.

Before joining BRAVE CF, Antman competed in the IMMAF. As an amateur fighter, she won five of her six bouts in the federation from 2019 to 2020.

In the “BRAVE CF 37”  main event, Louis “Spartacus” Glismann, 29, of Copenhagen, Denmark fought Henri Lintula, 29, of Kerava, Uusimaa, Finland in the welterweight division. The Danish contender submitted his Finnish opponent via rear-naked choke.

In the co-main event, Irman “The People’s Champ” Smajić, 37, of Sweden fought Fatih Aktas, 30, of Turkey in the heavyweight division. The Swedish contender won via unanimous decision.

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