Report: Cian Cowley looks for a quick turnaround after Brave 18 win

Cian Cowley wasted no time in getting his second professional win last Friday at Brave 18, held in Manama, Bahrain. The Ireland representative overwhelmed Hardeep Rai with a barrage of leg kicks, eventually crumbling his opponent for a first-round TKO, the second in his Brave Combat Federation career. And right after the fight, Cowley revealed he wanted to compete one more time in 2018. Continue reading “Report: Cian Cowley looks for a quick turnaround after Brave 18 win”

News: Hardeep Rai to return at Brave 12: KHK Legacy in Indonesia

Brave Combat Federation has announced that Hardeep Rai (2-0-0) will be making his third appearance for the promotion at Brave 12 in Jakarta, Indonesia. He will face off against John Brewin (1-0-0), a New Zealand native who will be making his promotional debut. Both athletes had promising amateur careers, delivering dominant performances at IMMAF amateur events.
Rai is signed to a three fight contract with Brave Combat Federation and trained at KHK MMA Gym Bahrain for his last fight against Sam Patterson. He was also the only fighter from the United Kingdom to pick up a bronze medal in the 2015 European Championships which was followed by another bronze at the 2016 World Championship.
In his professional debut, Rai picked up a first round submission victory over Arnan Chaiyasan at Brave 5 in Mumbai, India. This was followed by a first round TKO victory at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions in Bahrain against Patterson.
In Indonesia, Rai is set to be the lone UK fighter on the fight card. Brave 12: KHK Legacy will take place at Balai Sarbini hall at Jakarta, Indonesia on 11 May 2018.
The fight card as it stands is below.
  • Eldar Eldarov  vs.  Brian Hooi
  • Hardeep Rai vs John Brewin
  • Paweł Kiełek  vs.  Mehdi Baghdad
  • Tahar Hadbi  vs.  J. Al-Silawi
  • Hamza AlKooheji  vs.  Khalid Taha
  • Hussain Abdulla  vs.  Jomar Pa-ac