Brave Combat Federation’s Stephen Loman is set to defend his Bantamweight world championship in his home country. “The Sniper” will be the main event of Brave 22, which takes place at The Mall of Asia Arena, in Manila, Philippines, on March 15th. His opponent will be announced in the coming weeks.
Loman is the longest-reigning Brave champion, after winning his belt at Brave 9, back in November of 2017. Since then, the Filipino hero has made history by becoming the first-ever Brave CF titleholder to defend his crown on two occasions.
In June of last year, he went to Northern Ireland to face top contender Frans Mlambo and dominated his rival throughout five rounds to win a unanimous decision, beating Mlambo in front of his teammate Conor McGregor. Five months later, in the groundbreaking Brave 18, he once again dominated his foe, outstriking Brazil’s Felipe Efrain in the co-main event and received his third belt from MMA superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Brave 22 will be the first show of the new year for the biggest promotion in the Middle East. The Philippines will join other 14 countries around the world as hosts of a Brave Combat Federation event. In 2018 alone, the fastest-growing organization in MMA traveled to 12 different countries with 12 groundbreaking events.