Regarded as the best women’s flyweight in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) today, Valentina Shevchenko is delighted to witness that athletes from Eastern Europe are getting much-needed exposure in the sport through BRAVE Combat Federation.
Shevchenko was personally invited by the Bahrain-based organization to be one of the honorary guests alongside Brazilian actor Caio Castro and football legend Alexander Hleb at its inaugural live event in Minsk, Belarus last June 4th.
The 33-year-old native of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan is admittedly blown away by the company’s work in its production and promotion of athletes in its maiden venture on Belarusian soil.
With BRAVE CF hosting cards in Russia and Belarus this year, Shevchenko believes that it gives hope to fighters in the plight of the ongoing global health crisis.
“It’s very important for everyone because the sport of MMA is considered No. 1 sport in modern-day. The more events we have around the whole world, like BRAVE CF, it definitely is going to be the best for the sport in general. I think it is very important for the future of MMA,” she said.
Ever since its inception in 2016, BRAVE CF has bolstered its profile as a combat sports company, staging 51 shows in 22 different countries--seven of which are European nations such as Northern Ireland, England, Sweden, Russia, Slovenia, Romania, and Belarus.
The promotion recently announced that it is heading back to Europe, making its much-awaited debut in Milan, Italy on August 1st.