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BRAVE CF President Hints Massive Sports Partnership for India

LockerRoom Team
14 February 2023

Mohammed Shahid, the President of BRAVE Combat Federation (BRAVE CF), welcomed new possibilities for sports and cultural exchange, securing strategic partnerships for various sports after welcoming the regional administrative authorities for Cricket in India, UAE, and Asia.

The interaction between Mohammed Shahid and the dignitaries, including Jay Shah, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary and the president of the Asian Cricket Council, Arun Dhumal, Chairman of IPL, and Mubashshir Usmani, General Secretary of Emirates Cricket Board and Commissioner of ILT20 ushered new hopes to strengthen possibilities for the sports ecosystem, nurturing growth across various frontiers with BRAVE CF as the first global promotion to initiate operations across India.

Under the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Kingdom of Bahrain emerged as a top destination and a key player in combat sports strengthening possibilities for various sports initiatives, including cricket, football, boxing, and more. BRAVE CF is the only global organization to advocate the potential of mixed martial arts in India by hosting events from 2017 onwards, bringing superstars like Khamzat Chimaev to compete in the nation.

The recent developments will open up high-impact projects and investments to nurture the growing Indian combat sports ecosystem, creating domestic and global opportunities for athletes.

“We are witnessing an immense change transforming not just a single sport but the ecosystem critical for every sport, youth, cultural exchange, digital media, and beyond. KHK Sports transformed the sports sector in the GCC and continues to impact sports at the highest level. With a long-term vision and the investment infrastructure to drive the change, we look forward to ever-widening possibilities for the regions and beyond", said Mr. Shahid, the President of BRAVE CF.

KHK Sports streamlined developing cricket as an emerging sport in the Kingdom of Bahrain under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa with a self-sustainable system from the grassroots to all way till the International level. During the first half of 2023, BRAVE CF announced events in three new countries apart from returning to four nations they hosted events earlier.

Besides, the promotion is hosting the largest mixed martial arts event in Europe in a joint effort between the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and Serbian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (SMMAF).

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BRAVE Serbia International Combat Week in Belgrade kicked off on February 11, with the IMMAF World Championships showcasing more than 500 athletes representing over 60 nations in the largest amateur MMA competition in the world.

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