Lucas Mineiro beat Fabian Galvan by submission in the main event of the third Brave Combat Federation Championship held yesterday in the Brazilian city of Curitiba.
The event was organised by the Brave Combat Federation, in collaboration with the Brazilian MMA Federation, with the participation of prominent international stars from the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sport.
In other equally exciting bouts, Carlston Harris knocked out Thiago Vieira, while Marcos Pirata and Jeremy Smith had a close fight which ended in a split decision victory for the former.
Luan Miau Santiago, Felipe Efrain and Julio Cesar also registered hard but well-earned victories against their respective opponents.
Santiago and Efrain demolished Ivan Castillo and Walel Watson, respectively, via similar technical knockouts. Cesar prevailed over Fernando Colman via unanimous decision.
The fights in this edition were entitled #determination_power_challenge among fighters.
Brave Three, which carried the slogan #Brazil_Fight, was held through the initiative launched by First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Honorary President of the Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation, Founder of Khalid Al Khalifa Mixed Martial Arts Organization (KHK MMA) Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Interestingly, this edition allocated the championship’s proceeds to help a Brazilian child named Arthur, who lives with his parents in Curitiba and suffers from a rare spinal muscular atrophy disease.
Shaikh Khalid expressed his joy at the outstanding success of the third edition of this event, saying it has strengthened the Kingdom of Bahrain’s presence in the international area through the unlimited support by His Majesty King Hamad.
Brave Championship was launched last September in Bahrain and achieved wide praise within international sport circles.
“Brave Championship is able to exist with vigor on the world stage, thanks to outstanding organisation for the international championships and the wide participation of MMA stars. It managed to achieve many of the goals and aspirations that we have set since the launch, which enhances the prestige of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the international sports arena, especially in this sport, and contributes to make it a leading center for the sport in the region,” Shaikh Khalid said.
Shaikh Khalid also praised the organisation and strong performances seen in the third Brave edition, wishing further success for the next championship which will be held in Abu Dhabi on March 31.
Brave 3 was able to break viewership records by reaching out to over 800 million audience members around the world, after the event was televised through several prominent sports channels and broadcast through social media channels and online streaming.
During a press conference held after the event, CEO of KHK MMA Mohamed Shahid revealed that the fifth edition will be held in India.