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Ireland vs New Zealand: Cian Cowley, John Brewin fight at ‘Brave 22: Storm of Warriors’ in Manila, Philippines

John Brewin, Cian Cowley

*More photos to be added after the bout.

Ireland and New Zealand will be among the 11 countries represented at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.” It will be the first show of Bahrain-based mixed martial arts Brave Combat Federation to be held in the Philippines.

Featuring 10 MMA bouts, “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on March 15, 2019. In the seventh bout of the evening, John Brewin, 24, of Auckland, New Zealand will face Cian “The Warrior” Cowley, 25, of Dublin, Ireland.

This will be Brewin’s fourth bout in Brave CF. On the other hand, it will be Cowley’s third outing in the promotion.

Bahrain, Finland, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Sweden and the United States will also be represented at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.” Brewin and Cowley are the sole representatives of New Zealand and Ireland, respectively.

Blue Corner

Cowley has been competing professionally since 2017. Fighting out of Straight Blast Gym Ireland in Dublin, he is teammates with former UFC Lightweight Champion Conor “The Notorious” McGregor, 30, of Dublin.

When Cowley made his Brave CF debut at “Brave 13: European Evolution” at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 9, 2018, he knocked out Daniel “Obi Wan” Olejniczak, 31, of Belfast. On November 16, 2018, Cowley knocked out Hardeep Rai, 22, of London, England at “Brave 18” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain on November 16, 2018.

Red Corner

Fighting out of Bali MMA in Bali, Indonesia, Brewin made his MMA debut in 2015 and turned professional in 2018. He won two of his three previous Brave CF bouts.

Brewin knocked out Rai at “Brave 12: KHK Legacy” in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 11, 218 and Ahmed Amir at “Brave 17” in Lahore, Pakistan on October 27, 2018. On December 22, 2018, Brewin lost to Anas “The Moroccan Sensation” Siraj Mounir, 32, of Dubai, United Arab Emirates via unanimous decision at “Brave 20” in Hyderabad, India.

Fight Results

Brewin and Cowley will compete in the lightweight division at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.”

[Result to be added here]

Brewin: 4-1

Cowley: 2-1

“Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” Main Event

In the main event of the evening, former Brave CF Featherweight Champion Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame, 25, of France will challenge reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 23, of the Philippines.

[Result to be added here]

“Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” Tickets

BRAVE 22: STORM OF WARRIORS tickets can be purchased via SM Tickets. For more Brave Combat Federation updates, follow the promotion on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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