Brave Combat Federation has confirmed that its inaugural event in the Philippines may happen in 2019. If it does, the main event is likely a title defense of reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 23.
“The Philippines has been a focus for Brave Combat Federation from the very beginning,” Brave CF president Mohammed Shahid stated. “From time to time, warriors from the Philippines prove that they have not only the skill to compete in the international level but also the heart that matters when it comes to combat sports. The fighters respect the sport and are model athletes with their attitude and respect towards the sport and will play a crucial role during the coming editions of Brave Combat Federation.”
Shahid said his elite team is currently on works to ensure that there will be an event hosted in the near future in Philippines, possibly in 2019. The fight card will dominated by Filipino fighters, he added.
Fighting out of Baguio City, Philippines, Loman is one of the reigning world champions of Team Lakay. He is the youngest Brave CF champion to successfully defend his title.
Aside from Loman, three other fighters from Team Lakay are expected to be on the fight card of the first Brave CF event in the Philippines. They are Crisanto “Slugger” Pitpitunge, 31, Jomar Pa-ac, 19, and Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw, 22.
Loman had his first title defense on June 9, 2018. He won via unanimous decision against Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo, 28, of Dublin, Ireland at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution” at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
An initiative under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain, Brave CF has featured martial artists from the Philippines in events hosted in Bahrain, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, India, Mexico, Jordan, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. Learn more about the recent developments in the promotion here: