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BRAVE CF 82: Why the Nkosi Ndebele vs. Jose Torres showdown is historic

LockerRoom Team
08 May 2024

In a groundbreaking move for African MMA, BRAVE Combat Federation is gearing up for its debut event in Mauritius, promising the most significant fight in the continent's history.

Scheduled for May 11, BRAVE CF 82 marks the third African country to host a BRAVE CF event, following successful shows in South Africa and Morocco. BRAVE CF is notably the only international MMA organization to have ventured into African territories.

The highlight of BRAVE CF 82 is the long-awaited trilogy clash between Bantamweight world champion Nkosi Ndebele and Jose ‘Shorty’ Torres—an event poised to etch its place in MMA lore.

This trilogy not only holds historical significance within BRAVE CF but also stands out as the first trilogy in MMA history to span three continents. The first encounter took place in South America (Colombia), the second in Asia (Bahrain), and now the third is set to unfold in Africa.

Nkosi Ndebele, hailing from South Africa, epitomizes BRAVE CF's commitment to nurturing African talent. He stands as BRAVE Combat Federation's inaugural homegrown world champion, with his entire professional MMA journey unfolding under the BRAVE CF banner across various countries worldwide.

Defending his title on African soil adds weight to Ndebele's mission, representing his continent and nation under the BRAVE CF banner. This homecoming bout carries profound significance for Ndebele and the African MMA community.

On the other side of the octagon stands Jose Torres, seeking redemption after losing his title to Nkosi Ndebele at BRAVE CF 80. Their history dates back to BRAVE CF 73, where Torres secured a contentious decision victory that fueled ongoing debate. Now, Torres aims for a definitive win, facing the challenge of fighting on enemy territory against a determined champion.

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Come May 11, all eyes will be on Mauritius as Nkosi Ndebele and Jose Torres conclude their historic trilogy, ready to deliver the most monumental showdown in African MMA history. BRAVE CF 82 promises to be an unforgettable event, showcasing the global impact of MMA and the unparalleled excitement of BRAVE Combat Federation.


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