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BRAVE CF 82: How Eliezer Kubanza opened doors for DR Congo MMA fighters

LockerRoom Team
03 May 2024

BRAVE Combat Federation's unwavering dedication to cultivating MMA talent in Africa is set to reach new heights with the upcoming BRAVE CF 82 event in Mauritius on May 11.

Since its inception in 2016, BRAVE CF remains the sole international MMA organization to have hosted events on African soil, showcasing athletes from 12 African nations under its banner.

The global platform provided by BRAVE CF has propelled the growth of MMA across Africa, with athletes like Eliezer Kubanza emerging as shining examples of success. Hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Kubanza's stellar performance in 2023, which included two first-round finishes in BRAVE Combat Federation, not only elevated him onto the global stage but also transformed him into an MMA superstar back home. The images of celebrations in DR Congo following his victories went viral, and Kubanza was honored by the Minister of Sports of DR Congo for his achievements on the world's largest MMA platform.

Kubanza's triumph has opened doors for more Congolese fighters to enter the MMA arena.

At BRAVE CF 82, two promising fighters from DR Congo, Ananias Mulumba and Prince Lolia, will make their debuts. Kubanza played a pivotal role in securing spots on the fight card for his fellow countrymen, persistently advocating to the BRAVE CF matchmakers.

The inclusion of Lolia and Mulumba in BRAVE CF 82 underscores the rising talent from DR Congo and signals a significant milestone for MMA in Africa. Mulumba boasts a professional record of six wins and one loss, riding a six-fight winning streak, all victories secured via finishes. He previously held the Lightweight championship in a regional promotion.

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Meanwhile, Lolia remains undefeated in professional MMA and draws inspiration from Kubanza's mentorship. Lolia's recent viral first-round knockout victory underscores his potential to make a mark on the international stage.

With three fighters from DR Congo featured on the BRAVE CF 82 card, the event not only showcases the burgeoning talent from the region but also reinforces BRAVE CF's commitment to advancing MMA in Africa. BRAVE CF 82 marks the organization's fourth show in Africa and its debut in Mauritius, promising an unforgettable evening of world-class MMA action and celebrating the continent's rising stars in the sport.

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