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Lucas Martins wants world title shot before end of 2023

LockerRoom Team
15 September 2023

BRAVE CF 74 marked a pivotal moment in the illustrious career of Brazil's fighting legend, Lucas "Mineiro" Martins, as he seeks to solidify his legacy as one of the greatest competitors ever to grace the BRAVE CF cage. Martins made a triumphant statement in the promotion's historic debut in Nantes, France, when he delivered a resounding first-round knockout victory over the French star Ylies Djiroun in the main event.

Since that unforgettable night, Martins has been relentless in his pursuit of a championship opportunity, with a fervent desire to vie for the title before the conclusion of 2023. "I trained so hard for this fight, and to be here, it is incredible. I am now looking forward to being champion again, and I want to fight for my belt in Bahrain at the end of the year," declared Martins. After a challenging season in his career that included the disappointment of eight fight cancellations, the knockout specialist known as "Mineiro" has reclaimed his stride with back-to-back first-round knockout victories in the global MMA landscape, reaffirming his status as one of the sport's elite.

The former BRAVE CF Lightweight champion, who previously captured the title at BRAVE CF 11, revived his career at BRAVE CF 60 when he derailed fellow countryman Henrique Marques in Isa Town, Bahrain. Martins followed up this impressive performance with another dominant showing in Europe just last week, showcasing his skills against one of the most talented Lightweights in the world. After a five-year hiatus from championship gold, Martins is eager to make his mark once again on the MMA stage and solidify his standing as a "two-time BRAVE CF Lightweight champion."

"I am grateful for this result and to be at the top again, considering what I have been through. Before this, two athletes ran away from me, so it really feels good to be back in the BRAVE CF cage, and I can finally showcase my ability once more," Martins remarked, alluding to the canceled bouts with French MMA star Amin Ayoub and Germany's Marcel Grabinski. "It's time to get my belt back, and I want to fight for it in Bahrain before the end of 2023."

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"BRAVE Combat Federation recognizes that I am the biggest star of the show, and the champion Abdisalam Kubanychbek knows that I am the biggest fight for him right now. Everybody knows it will be a great match-up, so let's end the year with a massive fight in Bahrain," Martins emphatically added, setting the stage for what promises to be a highly anticipated showdown in the world of MMA.

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