Nkosi Ndebele's list of supporters has received a prestigious addition. As he readies himself for the main event of BRAVE CF 73, where he will compete in the Bantamweight world title fight against Jose "Shorty" Torres, Ndebele was honored to be welcomed by the Honorable Mr. Zizi Kodwa, the Minister of Sports, Arts & Culture of South Africa.
Mr. Kodwa took to his social media profiles, sharing a picture with Ndebele and sending a heartfelt message to the BRAVE CF athlete. He expressed his best wishes to Ndebele as he embarks on the journey to become the first African champion in BRAVE CF in Bogota, Colombia. With encouraging words, he addressed Ndebele as "champ" and offered his support.
Notably, Nkosi's title shot represents South Africa's second attempt to claim its first BRAVE CF world champion. In 2019, Chad Hanekom faced Daniel Pereira in Durban, South Africa, but the belt ultimately went to the Brazilian competitor.
Ndebele's rise to stardom is particularly remarkable as it marks the first instance of a fighter, who initiated his career with BRAVE Combat Federation, making his way to a title fight. Fondly known as "The Future," Ndebele made his professional debut at BRAVE CF 19 in 2018 and has since fought in six other bouts under the banner of the most global MMA promotion.
The highly anticipated showdown between Nkosi Ndebele and Jose Torres for the Bantamweight world title will serve as the main event at BRAVE CF 73, taking place on August 12 in Bogota, Colombia. The event will serve as the highlight of the inaugural BRAVE Pan American Combat Week, a momentous celebration of combat sports in the region.