Five International Stars to Watch Out for at BRAVE CF 56

BRAVE CF 56, the truly global promotion’s final event of 2021, is right around the corner and with such a stacked card it is easy to miss out on some big fights and fighters. Thus, here is a list of five upcoming stars to watch out for and pay close attention on December 18.

Starting with the main event of the evening, where Rolando Dy takes on Slobodan Maksimović. Dy is a well-known name among BRAVE CF fans, being elected the 2020 BRAVE CF Fighter of the year. Being the most popular Filipino fighter, “The Incredible” backs up his fame with great performance after great performance. Approaching a title shot in the Lightweight division, Rolando Dy knows that yet another primetime win will bring him closer to the gold.

Another familiar face for BRAVE CF fans, the former Middleweight title challenger Chad Hanekom is back in the co-main event of the evening. Boasting a professional record of 7 wins and only two losses, “Superman” is looking to extend his winning streak in order to place himself back into title contention. He put on the performance of his career last March against Dominic Schober at BRAVE CF 49

If you’re a fan of striking and are looking for a flashy and exciting fighter, look no further. “The Shadow” Ahmad Labban produces nothing but highlights. At BRAVE CF 56 he will take on a rematch of his most spectacular promotional contest till date, against Nemanja Kovač.

They say a fighter is as good as his performance after suffering his first professional loss. So, we’re about to find out what Latvia’s Matiss Zaharovs is made of. The youngster’s first setback came in his last appearance, against Gamzat Magomedov, stopping a four-win streak. The Ireland-based fighter now has the chance to prove that it was nothing but a bump on the road, a bad day in the office, that won’t happen again.

Finally, a new face to the fastest-growing MMA promotion. But one that scoutings and next-gen analysts have been praising and keeping an eye on for a long time now. Holding a professional record of 3 wins and no losses, Bulgaria’s Nikolay Nikolov arrives at BRAVE CF as a two-time IMMAF European champion to take on Serbia’s Milos Cvetkovic.

BRAVE CF 56 takes place on December 18, at the Bel Expo Centar, in Belgrade Serbia. The event will be promoted in association with MMA Liga. It will be available worldwide live and free at and in our broadcast partners in selected territories.

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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