Brave Combat Federation wrapped up a successful event in Hyderabad a couple of weeks backs. The fight card, which was headlined by the Bantamweight title showdown between Stephen Loman and Louie Sanoudakis had plenty of action and home grown Indian talent on offer.
While Stephen Loman went home with yet another impressive title defence, the likes of Phil Hawes, Kantharaj Agasa, Martin Hudson, and Mohammed Farhad also picked up impressive wins in the main card.
With two weeks out from the event, we take a look at 7 fights that Brave Combat Federation can make out of the Brave CF 30 fight card.
Satya Behuria vs. Jomar Pa-Ac
India’s Satya Behuria improved his professional record to 2-1 at Brave CF 30 where he submitted PMS Dawngliana in the first round.
While Satya got back to winning ways at the event, he still has some score to settle with Jomar Pa-Ac. Prior to his win at Brave CF 30, Satya had lost via decision to the Philippines star at Brave CF 22. Jomar has not fought since and with Satya and Jomar currently standing at one win streak, this would be a perfect time to make a rematch between the two in the Flyweight division.
Haider Farman is another potential opponent for Satya considering the India vs. Pakistan story that the fight brings.
Manjit Kolekar vs. Maria Ribeiro
Both Manjit and Maria suffered close defeats at Brave CF 30. Manjit had an unfortunate doctor’s stoppage against Samin Beik while Maria suffered a close split decision defeat against Karolina Wojcik. Prior to the fight, Maria had expressed her interest in fighting Manjit while Manjit, in a post-fight interview, noted that she is also open to fight Maria.
With both the fighters eager to bounce back from defeats, Manjit vs. Maria would be an interesting showdown for the fans.
Karolina Wojcik vs. Samin Beik
With both Samin and Karolina picking up wins at Brave CF 30, this is a match that Brave Combat Federation could make in the Strawweight division. With rumors of a potential Women’s Strawweight title coming in 2020, this could serve as a crucial fight in the division as both the fighters are sitting on a win.
Considering the intensity that these two showed in their respective fights in Hyderabad, this is bound to be a tense showdown as well.
Mohammed Farhad vs. Uloomi Karim
While from a matchmaking perspective, this might not make a lot of sense but there is plenty of story behind the potential Mohammed Farhad vs. Uloomi Karim showdown. Farhad will be looking to extend his winning streak to three and secure a title shot if this fight happens next while Uloomi Karim will be looking to snap out from a two fight losing streak.
However, what adds to the showdown is the India vs. Pakistan angle. Both Farhad and Uloomi expressed their desire to promote Peace through Sports and a global platform like Brave Combat Federation is the best way to do that.
Kantharaj Agasa vs. Ali Al Qaisi
Ali Al Qaisi is probably just a win away from getting a shot at the Bantamweight title. While he is primarily a Featherweight, he picked up his last two wins in the Bantamweight division over Georges Bardawil and Jeremy Pacatiw respectively.
Kantharaj, meanwhile, got a huge win over Nawras Abzakh at Brave CF 30 and has positioned himself well in the Bantamweight division of Brave Combat Federation. A win could be what both fighters need to get a shot at Stephen Loman and it makes perfect sense to book this fight as a title eliminator. There is a clash of styles as well which makes it more exciting.
Phil Hawes vs. Mohammad Fakhreddine
Phil Hawes announced his Brave Combat Federation entry in style at Brave CF 30 by getting a solid win. He went on to express his desire to have another fight and then fight for the title which will be decided at Brave CF 31. Fakhreddine, meanwhile, is coming off a defeat at the KHK World Championship and has expressed his desire to fight for the Middleweight title as well.
A showdown between Phil Hawes and Mohammed Fakhreddine is main event material that could work as a title eliminator in the Middleweight divison which will get a new champion on December 7 at Brave CF 31.
Stephen Loman vs. Hamza Kooheji
This is the fight to make in the Bantamweight division. On one side, you have Stephen Loman, who has been unstoppable and on the other hand, you have Hamza Kooheji, who is sitting on a three fight winning streak and having lost only once in Brave Combat Federation.
It is bound to be an exciting showdown considering the fighting styles of these two. Also, it would probably be the biggest test for Loman till date while for Hamza, it would be an opportunity to take home the Bantamweight Gold to Bahrain where it all began.
If confirmed, this fight could kick off one of the most exciting rivalries in Brave Combat Federation history.
Do you agree with the list? Which fight do you want to see? Let us know in the comment section.