African powerhouse Eliezer Kubanza, who made an indelible mark in BRAVE Combat Federation's Super Welterweight division with two impressive victories in 2023, has been accorded a special honor in his home country. The Minister of Sports of DR Congo, François Kabulo, welcomed Kubanza for an official visit to recognize his exceptional achievements.
Kubanza's stellar performance in 2023 has earned him a nomination for the Breakout Fighter of The Year, a testament to his impactful campaign in the world's premier MMA organization. His sensational knockout victory over Adel Ibrahim at BRAVE CF 79 has secured a place among the four nominees for KO of The Year, showcasing the immediate impact Kubanza made upon joining BRAVE CF.
Following his debut with the organization, Eliezer's triumph resonated across DR Congo, with thousands celebrating his victory. His visit to the Ministry of Sports further underscores the nation's support for his burgeoning career as Kubanza eyes a world title shot in 2024.
Renowned as "King Kong," Kubanza had a remarkable amateur career, notably defeating Ramazan Gitinov, considered one of the greatest amateur fighters. Transitioning to the professional ranks, he seamlessly adapted to the global stage of BRAVE CF, emerging as one of the most thrilling fighters on the international roster.
During his global debut, Kubanza garnered worldwide attention with a viral head kick knockout of Rayan Atmani. In his second outing, he showcased resilience and composure, overcoming an early setback to dominate and finish Adel Ibrahim with a powerful left hook and follow-up shots.
In 2024, Kubanza aims to follow in the footsteps of his personal friend and teammate Nkosi Ndebele, who clinched the Bantamweight title in the last event of the year. Kubanza aspires to contribute to Africa having two reigning champions simultaneously under BRAVE Combat Federation for the first time in seven years.