Stephen Loman is the only fighter from the Philippines to be part of both editions of Brave International Combat Week.
The fighter from Team Lakay became the youngest champion at Brave Combat Federation when he was crowned as the bantamweight champion by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa during Brave 9 hosted in Bahrain during Brave International Combat Week 2017. The champion from Philippines will defend his championship for the second time in 2018 at Bahrain.
Brave International Combat Week 2018 is by far the largest combat sports event hosted in Asia. Apart from featuring Brave 18 and IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Championships 2018, the mega event also features multiple cultural and social events alongside expos, outreach programs and media events.
Stephen Loman will defend his title against Felipe Efrain who has three knockout wins in Brave Combat Federation and is regarded as a strong contender to threaten Loman’s iconic reign as a champion.
Loman is the sole representative for Philippines in the fight card and the only fighter from Philippines who is undefeated with multiple wins in the promotion.
A win for Loman will be historic as that will make him the champion with most number of successful championship defence attempts in the promotion. The champion is undergoing training alongside Team Lakay under Head Coach Mark Sangiao.
The bout marks the fourth appearance for Stephen Loman with Brave Combat Federation. The fight night will take place on 16th November at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain. The fight night features three championship titles being contested in the same night. The live digital broadcast will be available via Brave TV in Philippines.