American Bubba Jenkins defended his BRAVE Combat Federation world title last Thursday with a dominant performance against Lucas “Mineiro” in the main event of BRAVE 24: London, an occasion that connected the highest-level of VIP personalities to world-class mixed martial arts action in an exclusive, invite-only show.
After the biggest victory of his career, Jenkins was appreciative of the chance to fight in front of 300+ VIP businessmen, politicians, celebrities, and influencers. He also talked about His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s vision for the sport and said he was supportive of what’s in store for the next few years at BRAVE CF and beyond.
“I’m behind BRAVE CF all the way, and BRAVE CF is behind me all the way, so this is the perfect marriage! I’m so proud to be a part of this organization. His Highness Shaikh Khalid has come through, he has shown me his vision, and I’m so supportive of it (…) It’s not even a matter of being a poster boy for the promotion or saying stuff I need to say. I genuinely feel that this is something special and I’m so happy to have fought in this show. There was a reason I waited a bit longer to defend my belt, and I’m truly happy that I was able to do it in London, in front of that amazing crowd”, said Jenkins.
After defending his title for the first time, Bubba is looking to add another belt to his resume, as he is eyeing either a return to Lightweight to take on Luan “Miau” Santiago, the current world champion at that weight class, or a drop-down to Bantamweight to take on divisional king Stephen Loman.