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Singapore’s Sim Kai Xiong earns 1st BRAVE CF win, beats Chang Ho Lee in Incheon, South Korea

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Undefeated mixed martial artist Sim Kai Xiong, 25, of Singapore was one of the winners at the BRAVE Combat Federation event “BRAVE CF 58“. It was his first win in the Bahrain-based MMA promotion.

In association with Beast Championship Federation, BRAVE CF held “BRAVE CF 58” at the Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea on April 30, 2022. It featured 11 MMA bouts.

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In the fourth bout of the evening, Sim fought Chang Ho Lee, 28, of South Korea in the flyweight division. After three five-minute rounds, the referee raised the hand of the Singaporean contender as the winner via unanimous decision.

The win improved Sim’s professional MMA record to 3 wins and 0 loss. Lee now has 6 wins and 1 loss.

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Sim played football in high school and served as a platoon commander at the Basic Military Training Centre in Singapore. He first heard of MMA in 2011 and was introduced to the sport by his older brother Sim Kai Yiong.

In November 2013, Kai Xiong signed up for classes at Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore. He started his amateur MMA career in 2014.

When Kai Xiong made his professional MMA debut on August 31, 2019 at “Full Metal Dojo 17” at Insanity Nightclub in Bangkok, Thailand, he submitted Ko Aung of Myanmar via rear-naked choke. On November 8, 2019, the Singaporean MMA fighter defeated Rambo Galleto, 36, of the Philippines via technical knockout via strikes at “UGB 27” at the Sta. Ana Sports Complex in Sta. Ana, Cagayan, Philippines.

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“BRAVE CF 58” is the first ever BRAVE CF event held in South Korea. This made the country the 11th Asian country to host an event of the promotion.

Including South Korea and Singapore, a total of 10 countries were represented at “BRAVE CF 58”. The others were Belgium, Brazil, France, Italy, the Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

Singapore was represented by Kai Xiong and Gillian Goh. South Korea was represented by Lee, Joo Sang Yoo, Doo Seok Oh, Myung Hwan Kim, Jun Soo Lim, Yerin Hong, Yoon Sung Jang, Yong Soo Jung, Jae Hyuk Bang, Ho Taek Oh and In Jae La.

We had a brief interview with Sim before the “BRAVE CF 58” fight night. Watch it here:

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