Brave Combat Federation, the flagship global mixed martial arts promotion based in Bahrain, announced the signing of an exclusive broadcast deal with TV5 in the Philippines ahead of next month’s Brave 22 in Manila.
TV5, a property of MediaQuest Holdings, is the flagship broadcaster in the Philippines and home of ESPN5, the Filipino version of the “world leader in sports”. TV5 will join Abu Dhabi Sports, the official broadcaster of Brave CF, and the Brazilian conglomerate Globo, among others, as one of the official homes of Brave in television broadcast.
Brave president Mohammed Shahid said, “We are excited to confirm this news. Having TV5 and ESPN5 as the official broadcasting partners of Brave Combat Federation in the Philippines is a major step to cement both brands’ presence in the market and enhance the value of mixed martial arts.”
Brave debut on TV5 will be the inaugural Filipino card of the Bahrain-based promotion, scheduled for March 15. The event, to held at the Mall of Asia Arena, will be headlined by local superstar Stephen ‘The Sniper’ Loman, who will defend his bantamweight world title against former featherweight champion Elias ‘Smile’ Boudegzdame. The event will also count with international athletes from 10 countries and a legion of Filipino fighters representing their home nation.