In a week full of new agreement signings for BRAVE Combat Federation stars, South Africa’s Nkosi “King” Ndebele and Shoaib "The Assassin" Yousaf were the latest prospects to extend their terms with the fastest-growing MMA promotion in the world. They were preceded by the likes of Sam Patterson and Benoit St. Denis, which shows that BRAVE CF continues to nurture young talent by giving them a truly global platform to showcase their talents.
Ndebele used his social media to announce the new deal with BRAVE CF and posted a video in which he signs the new contract and commented on it.
“It’s wonderful to be part of this amazing organization and I want to thank His Highness Sheikh Khaled and BRAVE CF President Mohammed Shahid for this great opportunity”, Nkosi said. “I honestly feel like it’s something natural to me, it’s like I’m dancing. So, that being said, I can’t wait to ‘dance’ more inside the cage and achieve even bigger things with BRAVE CF now that I’m heading into my second deal with the promotion”.
England's Yousaf also headed to his social media to comment on the new agreement. “After an 11-0 amateur career and a 7-1 pro record so far, I'm happy to announce that I'm signing a new deal with BRAVE Combat Federation, I'm glad to be part of BRAVE CF family and I'd like to thank His Highness Sheikh Khaled and BRAVE president Mohammed Shahid”, he stated.
With a professional record of two wins and one loss, Nkosi Ndebele also adds to his experience 13 amateur wins, which made him one of the most accomplished African amateur Mixed Martial Arts in recent history.
In his latest appearance inside the BRAVE arena, Ndebele beat Ireland's Ian Cleary via unanimous decision at BRAVE CF 31, held at the Sibaya Casino, in Durban, South Africa, his home country. It was a dominant performance on his Bantamweight debut for BRAVE CF as he proved he is one of the biggest prospects in the African MMA scene.
Shoaib Yousaf holds a perfect amateur record of 11 wins and no losses, which included a world title in the 2016 IMMAF Amateur MMA World Championship. As a professional, Yousaf boasts a 7-1 record and is currently on a five-win streak, including a submission win over Hassan Talal last December, at BRAVE CF 33, in Saudi Arabia.