Brave Combat Federation to give Pakistan its first taste of international MMA in October

August 13, 2018

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Pakistan's Haider throws a straight right at India's Atif at Brave CF 9 held in Nov 2017 —Brave Combat Federation
Pakistan's Haider throws a straight right at India's Atif at Brave CF 9 held in Nov 2017 —Brave Combat Federation

Pakistan is set to gets its first taste of international mixed martial arts as Brave Combat Federation (BCF) has announced that it will stage an event in the country in October.

The announcement, which was made during the Brave Global Expansion 2018, stated that the Bahrain-based promotion is adding Pakistan to its pool of eight nations where it will next stage events in. Morocco, Colombia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and India are the other seven nations.

A brainchild of Bahraini royal family member Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Brave was founded in 2016 but has swiftly gained traction in the fight circles and can already be regarded as perhaps the most notable MMA promotion out of the Middle East.

It's international ascension has been just as remarkable, with the nascent organisation already having staged events in Bahrain, UAE, Brazil, India, Mexico, Jordan, Indonesia, United Kingdom and Morocco.

Moreover, in less than two years of its inception, Brave has seen its platform and facilities used by more than 250 fighters from 43 nations.

One of those 250 plus athletes was Pakistan's Haider Farman, who featured on the preliminary card of Brave CF 9 in November 2017 and claimed a unanimous decision win over India's Atif Mohammad Khadim.