Brave Combat Federation, the Bahrain-based flagship mixed martial arts promotion, received the ‘Best Promotion of the year’ award at an international award ceremony in the United States.
Brave beat several other international promotions such as UFC, Bellator, and ONE Championship, to become the best mixed martial arts promotion worldwide in the 2018 Fightbook MMA Awards.
Brave was founded by Supreme Council for Youth and Sports first deputy chairman and Bahrain Athletics Association president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
The award, says Brave president Mohammed Shahid, cements the legacy of the promotion worldwide. “When Brave first came to the MMA scene we envisioned a new ecosystem for the sport of mixed martial arts. That’s what we’ve been doing since then and it’s natural that it’ll be recognised by the community. The vision of Shaikh Khalid is powerful and it’s taking over the MMA world.”
In addition, Brave CF cage announcer Carlos Kremer was named the ‘Best MMA Announcer’ in the world. Carlos has been part of the Brave team since the first edition in 2016 and has been its voice at every fight night.
Brave had a phenomenal year in 2018, hosting 12 events in 12 countries and four continents, becoming the first organisation in the world to achieve it. Among the countries visited were Brazil, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and, among others, Bahrain, with the historical Brave 18 headlining Brave International Combat Week 2018, in November.
Brave looks to expand even more in the upcoming year and it already has its first show scheduled. The Philippines will host an edition of Brave for the first time on March 15, when the Mall of Asia Arena in the capital Manila will be the stage for 10 international bouts, including the super fight between Bantamweight world champion Stephen ‘The Sniper’ Loman and the former Featherweight kingpin Elias ‘Smile’ Boudegzdame for the 61kg division title.