Brave Combat Federation has revealed that 16 nations will be represented in the 16th edition of the promotion.
Brave 16 will be hosted on September 21 at Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi. The confirmed nations are Guyana, Jordan, Algeria, USA, Brazil, Russia, Lebanon, Tunisia, Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Albania, Bahrain, Philippines, Georgia and Canada.
Carlston Harris will represent Guyana for the first time in the main event as the champion of a global promotion. At the same time, Elias Boudegzdame will create history as the first champion from Algeria and the first champion in Brave Combat Federation to defend the championship more than once. Tunisia, Albania and Georgia will be represented for the first time in Brave Combat Federation. A total of 22 athletes will be competing in the fight night which marks the second time Brave Combat Federation is being hosted in Abu Dhabi.
“Brave Combat Federation is expanding its frontiers as a truly global mixed martial arts organisation by being inclusive and showcasing global talent from more nationalities. We aim to keep continuing the pace at which we are expanding. The initiative to support and develop mixed martial arts has received overwhelming response globally. The diversity of each of our events and the nations represented is a testimony of our continuing growth,” said Brave Combat Federation president Mohammed Shahid.