Stephen Loman to Defend Bantamweight Title Against Felipe Efrain at Brave 18

Stephen Loman of Team Lakay will defend his bantamweight title against Felipe Efrain of Brazil on 16th November at Brave 18 in Bahrain. Loman is the first fighter from Philippines to be crowned as a champion in Brave Combat Federation.

Stephen Loman knocked out Gurdarshan Mangat within the first round to be crowned as the champion by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa during Brave 9 hosted in Bahrain.

Later Loman made the historic title defence in the United Kingdom where he faced former IMMAF Gold Medalist, Frans Mlambo in a fight that went all five rounds to be decided in favour of Loman. The 23 year old is at the moment the longest reigning champion and the youngest fighter to be crowned a champion at Brave Combat Federation.

Loman trains under veteran coach, Mark Sangiao at Team Lakay which is among the best fight teams in Asia. The bout marks the second time Loman is defending his title.

He will be facing the 24 year old bantamweight fighter from Brazil, Felipe Efrain. Though Efrain had a loss against Mlambo, he emerged strong with a 41 second knockout victory over Arnold Quero at Brave 14 hosted in Tangier, Morocco to earn him the opportunity to challenge Loman for the championship.

Efrain trains at the Chute Boxe Diego Lima which also hosts veteran bantamweight fighters including Thomas Almeida. The bout marks the first time Team Lakay clashes with Chute Boxe and a win will be iconic for both the fight teams. The bout will take place on 16th November at Khalifa Sports City at Isa Town, Bahrain during the Brave International Combat Week 2018.

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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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