KEY POINTS

  • Brave Combat Federation will head to Minsk, Belarus this June
  • The Middle Eastern MMA outfit recently celebrated the milestone of promoting 50 events in under five years
  • Belarus will be the 22nd country to host a Brave CF card

The top mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion in the Middle East will be heading into new territory this 2021. 

Brave Combat Federation will be making their promotional debut in Minsk, Belarus with Brave CF 51 on June 4th, in association with Rukh Sport Management.

Belarus will be the 22nd country to host a Brave CF card. Recently, the Bahrain-based organization reached a milestone by promoting 50 events in just less than five years of existence. 

BRAVE CF 51 - Belarus - BRAVE CF will be heading to Minsk, Belarus Photo: BRAVE Combat Federation

Brave CF 51 will feature some of the outfit’s biggest international stars as well as a handful of local and regional talent, ready to showcase their skills on a global stage.

This will be the sixth Brave CF event for 2021, with the promotion kicking the year off in Sochi, Russia, and then following it up with a four-event stretch in Bahrain dubbed "21 Days of MMA Mayhem."

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Founded in 2016 by Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Brave CF has emerged as one of the fastest-growing MMA organizations in the world, featuring some of the best talents to set foot inside the cage. 

Company president Mohammed Shahid recently spoke about how Brave CF has grown in Asia, one of the biggest global markets of MMA, and what separates them from other promotions. 

‘’The true business success is based on action. Making stars instead of bringing already-made stars, on-ground presence wherever you go in the MMA markets. That’s true business talk. Those are true points of comparison, Brave CF beats everyone in Asia,’’ Shahid stated.  

‘’The impact that Brave CF has on these nations is huge, and it’s all for the development of the sport. His Highness’ vision is to truly bring the world together through sports,’’ he continued. 

Under the Brave CF banner, stars like Eldar Eldarov, Stephen Loman, Amin Ayoub and Mohammad Fakhreddine have become household names.

According to Shahid, the level of talent within the roster is attributed largely to Brave CF’s scouting and connection building. 

‘’We have the best scouting program in the world, there’s no doubt about it. That’s because we connect with MMA people around the world, we connect with the gyms, with their national federations, with everyone involved in the sport. That’s how you unearth the gems that we have,” he shared.