Belarus

Minsk, Belarus to host ‘BRAVE CF 51’; Vadim Kutsyi, Denis Mager, Vladislav Novitskiy on the card

BRAVE CF belt (©BRAVE CF)
BRAVE CF belt (©BRAVE CF)

BRAVE Combat Federation will hold its 51st event in Belarus. This will be the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion’s first ever event in the European country.

In association with Rukh Sport Management, BRAVE CF will hold “BRAVE CF 51” will take place in Minsk, Belarus on June 4, 2021. It is expected to be the biggest martial arts event in the history of Belarus, which has long been a hotbed for athletes and is renowned for sports with a history of producing top Olympians in athletics, tennis, aerials and team sports securing over 90 Olympic medals since 1994. 

Vadim Kutsyi, the most famous and feared Belarusian MMA fighter, will not be missing this occasion to lead the inevitable rise of the upcoming generation of Belarusian MMA fighters. He has come a long way since becoming the 2014 Belarusian Amateur MMA Champion, the 3x Europe Champion and Vice World Champion before competing for a title at a regional promotion and the only step for him after becoming regional Middleweight World Champion is to compete in BRAVE CF.

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Over the past decade, the MMA scene has been developing in Belarus as more specialist fighters ventured towards various combinations of combat sports and local tournaments started developing. Shortly after, local and regional champions were crowned and few fighters went out seeking global titles. 

“BRAVE CF 51 marks a moment of transformation for various Belarusian fighters taking part in the largest MMA event to ever take place on home soil. On the card is Denis Maher, the Amateur European World Champion and only Belarusian Hand to Hand Combat World Champion.

Maher excelled in the local scene becoming Middleweight Champion nationally. At “BRAVE CF 51,” he is getting the opportunity to prove his skills on a global platform against the Swedish-Argentinian fighter Fernando Gonzalez from the world-renowned All-Stars Gym. 

Another local champion named Vladislav Novitskiy, a featherweight fighter, will also be put to the test at “BRAVE CF 51” in a matchup pitting two of the best featherweights in a standup bantamweight war. He has collected accolades in the Amateur European Championship, H2H Fighting European Championship and H2H Fighting World Championship.

Novitskiy will go against France’s K-1 Champion and number 1 featherweight Yanis Ghemmouri from Bulgarian Top Team. Other Belarusian getting the opportunity to ascend at BRAVE CF 51 include the WAKO Kickboxing European and World Champion Murat Azerbiev, Wushu Sanda Belarusian Champion, European and world medalist Evgeniy Sleptsov and Vadim Rolich.

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