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BRAVE CF and HEXAGONE MMA Unveil initial lineup for Historic France Show

LockerRoom Team
12 June 2023

BRAVE Combat Federation and HEXAGONE MMA have officially announced the first fighters set to compete in their groundbreaking co-promoted event. Taking place on September 7 at Nantes' H Arena, this historic show will mark BRAVE CF's presence in a record-breaking 29th country, solidifying its position as the most global MMA promotion worldwide.

The card promises an extraordinary lineup of talented fighters. From HEXAGONE MMA, undefeated star Mehdi Ben Lakhdar leads the charge, accompanied by Nora Cornolle and Stephanie Ielo Page, who are confirmed for the September 7 event.

BRAVE CF, renowned for its elite roster, will showcase its top fighters in its inaugural French show. Light Heavyweight sensation Erko Jun, fresh off a stunning first-round TKO victory in his BRAVE CF debut, is eager to continue his climb towards a world title shot in the 205-pound division.

Joining him is Super Lightweight and Super Welterweight contender Joilton Lutterbach, who recently secured an impressive win at 175 pounds during BRAVE CF 70, making him a two-division contender after prior triumphs at 165 pounds (Super Lightweight).

French fighters Axel Sola, Ylies Djiroun, and Yanis Ghemmouri are also confirmed for action on September 7. Djiroun and Ghemmouri will first compete at BRAVE CF 72 on June 26 before making their highly anticipated returns to Nantes.

Adding to the star-studded lineup is former two-time 175-pound world title contender Ismail Naurdiev, determined to bounce back from a two-fight setback and regain his momentum on the path to another shot at the world title.

Mohammed Shahid, president of BRAVE CF, expressed his excitement about this record-breaking event, as France becomes the 29th country to host a BRAVE CF show across five continents, solidifying the promotion's global dominance in MMA.

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Jérôme Pourrut, the co-founder of HEXAGONE MMA, eagerly anticipates delivering a world-class fight card to the French audience, making their first venture into Nantes a monumental success. The H Arena, known for hosting major events such as the HBC Nantes handball club, will provide the perfect backdrop for this historic MMA spectacle.

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By uniting the strengths of HEXAGONE MMA and BRAVE CF, this event promises an unparalleled level of competition, surpassing all previous MMA events in France. Together, they aim to create an unforgettable night, breaking records and making history in the process.


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