Former Brave Combat Federation Featherweight Champion Elias Boudegzdame can make history on March 15, 2019 as he makes his long-awaited comeback at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.” The French-Algerian mixed martial artist will officially drop down to bantamweight to challenge reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen Loman of the Philippines.
“Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In case Boudegzdame shocks the home crowd and beats Loman, the French-Algerian challenger will become the first-ever Brave CF champion who won in two different weight classes.
In order to do that, however, Boudegzdame will have to take on a fighter known for his wrestling prowess, which was his undoing in his last bout. The Filipino defending champion is the first ever Brave CF champion to successfully defend his title twice in a row after winning at “Brave 18.”
Boudegzdame would have been the first ever Brave CF champion with two successful consecutive title defenses at “Brave 16.” However, he lost his Brave CF Featherweight Championship title to his American challenger Bubba Jenkins.
Loman is a similar athlete to Jenkins. With this in mind, Boudegzdame vowed to make the necessary improvements to shock the Filipino crowd.
Originally from Algeria, Boudegzdame is fighting out of Montpellier, France. “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” marks his fifth Brave CF bout.
Loman is also competing in Brave CF for the fifth time at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.” He is the longest reigning champion of the Bahrain-based MMA promotion.
A win over Boudegzdame could very well cement Loman as a Filipino sports legend after conquering the rest of the world, with appearances in Bahrain and Northern Ireland as well as wins over tough Brazilian and Irish fighters. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring the French-Algerian MMA fighter: