Bad Blood Between BRAVE CF Champ ‘Predator’ and Luan ‘Miau’ Continues

Cleiton ‘Predator’ and Luan ‘Miau’ rivalry has generated quite a buzz for MMA fans of BRAVE Combat Federation; the largest MMA promotion company in the Middle East.

Even though the duo were supposed to fight for the Lightweight championship in March 2020; the rivalry between the two roots back to the BRAVE CF 25 event in August of 2019.
Prior to their encounter, Cleiton ‘Predator’ and Luan ‘Miau’ were verbally locking horns with each other during the weeks leading up to their decisive fight at BRAVE CF 25’s main event held at Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

The MMA world was shocked at how the fierce rivalry was brought to a quick end in an unexpected 32 second submission.

Being the more experienced mixed martial artist, Cleiton ‘Predator’ chose to submit his opponent before going blow for blow with his opponent: a knockout artist. So, when Luan ‘Miau’ went for a single-leg takedown, he ended up having his back taken and forced to tap out, relinquishing his world title to his biggest rival. Cleiton ‘Predator’ was then crowned the BRAVE CF World Champion by dethroning his foe.

Right after his loss, Luan went back to work testing the waters of Super Lightweight. However, he stated that his endgame would be claiming back the lightweight championship from his nemesis with the statement.

“This is a great chance for me to fight once again in my second home of Bahrain, against a very tough opponent. But things remain the same. My mindset is that I need to go out there and get back in the game. I want to show everyone I’m still the champion and I want to fight Cleiton again”, said Miau, who beat a tough Gadzhimusa Gaziev before coming back to Lightweight for a second shot at his arch-rival.

Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused worldwide disruption to the economy, lifestyle, entertainment and events across the globe.

In the wake of the health risks caused by large gatherings of people, BRAVE CF officials postponed the event which was planned to be held on March 28 in Balneario Camboriu, Brazil. While the new date for the fight is still under review, the official statement released by BRAVE CF read:

“We intend to get back to event planning as soon as the situation is stabilized and we have clearance from governments and health organizations, we will get back to the organization of the events.”

Until then, we will just have to wait with bated breath for the ultimate reunion of these two fighters in a BRAVE CF arena.

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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