Stephen Loman Set to Defend Title Against Felipe Efrain at Brave 18 in Bahrain

Stephen Loman, Bantamweight champion of Brave Combat Federation announced that he will be defending his title for the second time in 2018 at Brave 18. Brave 18 is hosted on 16th November at Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town Bahrain.

Stephen Loman is the youngest champion in the organisation and the first fighter from Philippines to defend the championship in the United Kingdom. The champion is currently training at Team Lakay in Philippines under the veteran coach, Mark Sangiao.

Loman was crowned the champion by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa in Bahrain after his first round victory against Gurdarshan Mangat. The champion from Philippines was congratulated by His Excellency Alfonso Ver, Ambassador of Philippines in Bahrain for his historic victory.

Soon after winning the championship, Loman defended the championship against IMMAF Gold medalist and team mate of Conor McGregor, Frans Mlambo. The fight was closely followed in Belfast and was attended by Conor McGregor where Loman thrilled the world by dominating all five rounds of action to win the championship.

Stephen Loman will be defending the championship against Felipe Efrain from Brazil. Felipe bounced back from his defeat against Frans Mlambo with a 40 second knockout win against Arnold Quero which was awarded the best knockout of the night by the fans. Efrain who trains at Chute Boxe Lima has 13 wins, 3 losses and a no-contest in his career which has 17 professional fights.

Efrain will become the first Brazilian to contest for the bantamweight championship in Brave Combat Federation. Brave Combat Federation had already initiated the ticket sales in association with Virgin Megastores featuring Stephen Loman in the first look poster of the promotion.

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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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