COMBAT SPORTS

‘Brave 22: Storm of Warriors’ delivers festival of finishes in the Philippines

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Based in Bahrain, mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation made a historic debut in the Philippines as the local fans cheered on one of their own in reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 23, of the Philippines. He dominated his main event bout  at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” against Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame, 25, of France and Algeria eventually landing a finishing blow to walk away with the technical knockout.

However, Loman’s was not the only finish on the stellar fight card of “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors,” which took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on March 15, 2019. Out of the nine bouts, six ended in finishes, an encouraging 66.6 percent rate of finishes to kick off 2019.

Aside from the champ’s KO, another Filipino finished his fight with his fists. Rolando Dy needed less than a round to knock out Pakistan’s Mehmosh Raza, who’s the owner of Brave’s fastest submission. Speaking of which, there were four tap-outs during the fight card.

 

The most exquisite one was a kneebar, locked in by Harold Banario, who made his Brave debut one to remember, with a decisive victory over Ariel Oliveros. Another rare move was used by Abdul Hussein. In his Flyweight preliminary bout against John Cris Corton, the Finnish standout locked in a ninja choke to make his opponent quit.

 

Brave Bantamweight contender Jeremy Pacatiw dominated his countryman Marc Alcoba throughout the first two rounds before attacking with an armbar to add yet another finish on his Brave resume.

 

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