News broke Last night (Wednesday 27 June 208) that Bahraini based MMA mega promotion Brave , has officially expressed interest in hosting an event in South Africa for its 14th edition. Currently it seems that there are 3 countries in the running for their next stop namely, Spain, Philippines (home to current Bantamweight Champion Stephan Loman) and South Africa. Brave is home to many South African fighters including Ireland Based Frans Mlambo and massively exciting global prospect in Chad Hannekom.
After recently conquering Europe at Brave 13 held in Belfast one would assume that Spain is in 3rd place at the moment. If Bantamweight champion has a worthy challenger perhaps Philippines is in the Running to see a homegrown hero Defend his title. One has to consider South Africa as a firm favorite with the possibilities of the Return to South African Soil for Frans Mlambo and the Future Middleweight Challenger in Chad Hannekom. Not considering the possibility of other combatants joining the Promotion before then.
Brave Combat federation has shown its ability to put on amazing shows around the world, bringing in athletes from all over the world to compete. They clearly are masters at logistics when it comes to this and it will be an enormous opportunity for South Africa and the promotion. We have the Fighters, the facilities and all that is needed to make Brave 14 unforgettable .