Ambassador of the Philippines to Bahrain, His Excellency Alfonso A. Ver welcomed the initiative by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa to host Brave Combat Federation in Philippines during the open workouts held at Brave 18 in Bahrain. Brave Combat Federation has announced to host the first edition of the event in Philippines during 2019. The project was much debated and was in place considering the presence of athletes from Philippines in Brave Combat Federation in events hosted around the world.
The call to host an event in Philippines was solidified after the historic world championship title defence by Stephen Loman who overwhelmed Felipe Efrain in a five round bout. The fighter from Philippines dominated the fighter from Brazil to retain the world championship title.
Brave Combat Federation will host the event in Philippines during the first half of 2019. The event is projected to feature the biggest names in MMA from Philippines including the iconic champion, Stephen Loman and the fighter with most number of fights in Brave Combat Federation, Jeremy Pacatiw. Brave Combat Federation had been hinting expansion of operation to Philippines over a period of time.
Currently Brave Combat Federation is the largest Mixed Martial Arts organisation in Asia, even declaring that there is no cap for the limit of the capital for the initiative compared to organisations which relies on funds acquired from time to time. The initiative from Brave Combat Federation will mark the expansion phase of the two year old mixed martial arts brand which is backed by the royal family of Bahrain.
Brave Combat Federation has stated that the promotion is set for global domination and to create a global eco-system for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The initiative in Philippines will also set a South Asian branch for the fastest growing mixed martial arts organisation in the world.