In a groundbreaking move, Nkosi Ndebele and Jose 'Shorty' Torres are poised to make history in BRAVE Combat Federation as they gear up for the organization's first-ever trilogy. The announcement comes after the former champion, Torres, expressed his eagerness for a third bout with his South African rival, and Ndebele readily embraced the idea with a succinct message: "Let's do it!"
Nkosi Ndebele etched his name in the annals of BRAVE CF history last Friday by securing a dominant technical knockout victory over Jose Torres, the previous champion, making him the first homegrown BRAVE CF world champion. This monumental win adds another significant chapter to the narratives of both fighters within the promotion and their individual careers.
The rivalry between Ndebele and Torres commenced at BRAVE CF 73, where they contested for the vacant Bantamweight title. The intense battle unfolded over five grueling rounds in Bogota, Colombia, at an elevation of 2600 meters above sea level. Torres emerged victorious with a disputed split decision, sparking the beginning of a heated rivalry.
Post-match, a frustrated Ndebele promptly called out Torres for a rematch, going so far as to label him a 'fake champion.' The clamor from fans worldwide, coupled with the intensifying rivalry, led to the inevitable rematch at the headline event of BRAVE CF 80, the organization's final event of the year. Nkosi seized the opportunity to unleash his frustrations, delivering a clinic that culminated in shutting down Torres. The former champion voluntarily waived off the bout after the dominant performance.
In the immediate aftermath of the fight, 'Shorty' wasted no time in calling for a third bout, setting the stage for what could become the first trilogy in BRAVE CF history. The willingness of the new champion to engage in a final clash suggests a potential epic conclusion to the rivalry between two of the top Bantamweights in the world.