Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports first deputy president, Bahrain Athletics Association president, and Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF) honorary president, has praised the initiative of King Mohammed VI to patronise the 14th Brave Championship which will be held in Tangier, Morocco on August 18.
Shaikh Khalid said the selection of Tangier to be the next destination for Brave Championship comes in support of the historical ties bonding the Kingdom of Bahrain with Morocco, which are considered to be a role model across all sectors.
“On the outset, I would like to express my sincerest thanks and appreciation to King Mohammed VI for patronising the 14th edition of Brave Championship which will take place in Tangier. HM’s gesture confirms his keen interest to support this prestigious event which started in Manama before going worldwide in a bid to support our efforts towards developing the sport of MMA in Bahrain and in the region,” Shaikh Khalid said.
“HM’s sponsorship of the 14th edition of Brave is a great success and is a unique opportunity to reach the goals set out for hosting this event, including extending its reach and organise it in as many cities as possible.
“Morocco is one of the countries that have a great interest in MMA as there are many professional Moroccan fighters, and this is a source of pride for everyone.”
The 14th edition of Brave marks the first time in the history of sports that a global MMA promotion is hosting an event on the continent of Africa.
Brave Combat Federation had recently made its entry into Europe with the event in Belfast, UK.
The promotion was founded under the leadership of Shaikh Khalid and had already secured broadcast rights for the continent of Africa through StarSat and VodaComm to broadcast the event live on the continent.