- BRAVE CF has earned four FightBook MMA Awards accolades, including Global Promotion of the Year
- The promotion’s announcer and commentators were also recognized
- BRAVE CF’s first fight card for 2022 is set to take place on March 11
Things are looking up for the BRAVE Combat Federation after the Bahrain-based team received four citations in the 7and Annual FightBook MMA Awards for performance as a promotion over the past year, including World Promotion of the Year for the fifth consecutive time.
The organization was founded in 2016 by Shaikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa with the hope of promoting the sport of mixed martial arts in parts of the Middle East and Europe, which the company has successfully done in the year last by holding a total of 11 live shows despite the global pandemic.
BRAVE CF’s 2021 year has seen several fighters rise to the top, like Ahmed Amir eventually winning the lightweight title and Eldar Eldarov’s stellar defense of the welterweight championship stopping the Brazilian knockout artist Leonardo Mafra in the first round.
Additionally, other names such as Abdisalam Kubanychbek, Tae Kyun Kim, Velimurad Alkhasov, Sam Patterson and Ahmed Labban rose to prominence and became potential title contenders.
BRAVE CF 50 was also honored as the best event of the year 2021, alongside UFC 268 and Legacy LFA 97, thanks to strong performances across the card headlined by Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi’s defense. of the super-welterweight title against Ismail Naurdiev.
The company’s fighters weren’t the only ones picking up awards, though.
Longtime BRAVE CF barker Carlos Kremer won Cage Announcer of the Year for the fifth straight year, while promotion commentators Phil Campbell and Kirik Jenness won MMA Commentators from the year for the second consecutive year.
With a successful year in its back pocket, BRAVE CF is looking to build on its momentum heading into the new year with the announcement of BRAVE CF 57 and the MMA Super Cup, an all-amateur mixed martial arts tournament held for BRAVE International Combat Week from March 7 to March 12.
BRAVE CF 57 will take place on March 11 at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain, headlining Hamza Kooheji and Brad Katona’s fight for the now vacant bantamweight title that was once held by the Filipino out Stephen Loman competition.