Jakarta is set to host the twelfth edition of Brave Combat Federation in Indonesia on 11th May, 2018. Jakarta will be the ninth city in the world that became a venue for the Bahrain based Mixed Martial Arts promotion. The officials confirmed that the stadium for the event will be announced alongside fight card announcement. Apart from hosting the event, the fight week will witness public weigh-ins, open workouts and media activities for the fans.
Hosting the twelfth edition of the event in Jakarta is strategic due to the global positioning of city, which is the centre of economics, culture and politics in Indonesia. Indonesia is the largest economy of ASEAN and Jakarta had generated about one-sixth of Indonesian GDP in 2008. Jakarta also serves as the seat of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat; numbers of foreign countries has appointed their embassies also serving as the representative and mission for ASEAN, thus making Jakarta as the diplomatic capital of ASEAN. During 2017 the delegates of Indonesian government had announced projects in the Kingdom of Bahrain aimed at improved relationship between the two nations in avenues of commerce, technology and cultural relations.
The Kingdom of Bahrain has hosted the first edition of the event in Amman, Jordan in 2018 followed by announcing schedule in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on 13th April. “Brave Combat Federation is proud to bring the truly global mixed martial arts experience to Indonesia under the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Apart from featuring world class athletes in an epic fight night, this will play a key role in strengthening the economic relations, business, technology and cultural relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Indonesia”, said Mohammed Shahid, President of Brave Combat Federation.