Stephen Loman Lands in Belfast in Verge of Making History

Stephen Loman, Bantamweight champion of Brave Combat Federation landed in Belfast, United Kingdom to defend his championship title against Frans Mlambo from Ireland. Loman is the first and youngest professional fighter to defend his championship in the United Kingdom. He is also the youngest fighter in Brave Combat Federation to be crowned a champion. Loman is trained by Mark Sangiao in Team Lakay.

The 23 year old champion has fought 11 professional fights winning nine of them with never been submitted in his fight career or never been defeated in a decision. His opponent, Frans Mlambo is trained by John Kavanagh who is also the coach of Conor McGregor. Apart from this Mlambo is a former 2015 IMMAF Amateur World Championships Gold Medalist and is heavily favoured in the title fight. However the bout also marks the rematch between Loman and Mlambo. When they faced during the inaugural edition of Brave Combat Federation, Loman defeated Mlambo by unanimous decision.

Loman is also the first Filipino fighter to enter the cage at Brave Combat Federation. A win in Belfast will not only mark the first title defence for Stephen Loman but also will be a milestone by becoming the first MMA fighter from Philippines to defend the championship in the United Kingdom

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Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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