With less than three weeks away from BRAVE CF 60, BRAVE Combat Federation has announced the entire full fight card for the show, set to take place in Goiânia, Brazil, on July 30th.
The mixed martial arts community is beaming with excitement as BRAVE CF returns to its second home, Brazil, this month. Since BRAVE CF’s inception, the fastest-growing MMA promotion has hosted a total of four events in Brazilian soil, and this month it breaks new ground as the city of Goiânia marks the fifth event.
In celebration of BRAVE CF’s return to the spiritual home of mixed martial arts, the promotion has put on an electric fight card. The main event sees world-renowned Brazilian star, Lucas Martins (20-6 MMA, 2-3 BCF) taking on hometown hero Henrique Marques (8-1 MMA, 0-0 BCF) in a Lightweight bout. Martins was set to face Amin Ayoub who unfortunately was forced to withdraw due to injury, giving Marques a chance to make a big statement in his debut - and at home.
The BRAVE CF 60 co-main event of the evening sees another former Lightweight champion, Brazil’s Luan Santiago (16-6 MMA, 5-3 BCF) take on Moldova’s Mihail Cotruta (13-2 MMA, 0-1 BCF) in an exciting Super Lightweight bout. With Santiago earning the KO of the Year title in 2019 and Cotruta sporting a crazy record of nine KO/TKOs thus far, you can expect an electrifying fight and a matchmaker recipe lending itself to “Fight of the Night”. The winner of this fight could be in title conversations and potentially face the undisputed champion, Eldar Eldarov.
Another exciting Super Lightweight bout to look forward to is the assignment tasked to Leonardo Mafra (15-6 MMA, 1-2 BCF) and Cleiton Silva (15-3-0, 1 NC MMA, 3-1-0, 1 NC BCF). Two of the best Brazilian BRAVE CF fighters in history face-off and put their respective striking backgrounds (Muay Thai vs Karate) to the test. Brazil’s Mafra will be hungry to get back into title contention after losing to the current champion, Russian-born Eldar Eldarov in January of last year. For Cleiton, it will also be a chance to right the wrongs of the past and start a new run in a new division after failing to secure Gold in his second run in the Lightweight division.
One of the most epic Flyweight fights will be showcased at BRAVE CF 60 when Kazakhstan’s Asu Almabaev (15-2 MMA, 2-0 BCF) takes on USA’s Zach Makovsky (21-10 MMA, 1-1 BCF). Almabaev is one of his homeland’s finest exports tipped to achieve great things in the BRAVE CF arena, however, he will be up against an athlete who is desperate to prove that he is worthy of owning the Flyweight throne.
Makovsky endured a disappointing split-decision loss to Russia’s Velimurad Alkhasov in the semi-finals of BRAVE CF Flyweight tournament last year. The winner of this bout could potentially take the Number One Contender spot for the Flyweight championship. One of the late changes that have come to the card sees Brazil’s Flavio Queiroz’ (12-4 MMA, 2-1 BCF) now taking on fellow countryman, Igor Taylon (6-1 MMA, 0-0 BCF) who replaces Finland’s Abdul Hussein (7-2 MMA, 3-2 BCF), forced off the card due to undisclosed reasons.
Here is your full BRAVE CF 60 FIGHT CARD:
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