BRAVE Combat Federation’s first show in Korea was a coming-of-age moment for mixed martial arts in the country as Korean fighters outlasted their worldwide opponents by 4 wins to 3 defeats, and were led by an incredible performance from In Jae La, who beat Mzwandile Hlongwa in the main event of BRAVE CF 58.
Aside from La, Ho Taek Oh, Jae Hyuk Bang, and Yerin Hong beat their opponents from outside Korea, while Yoon Sung Jang, Yong Soo Jung, and Chang Ho Lee fell short. Oh beat Rolando Dy (Philippines), Jae Hyuk Bang bested Walter Cogliandro (Italy), while Yerin Hong took a big decision over Gillian Goh (Singapore).
‘’Mudtank’’ La put on a wrestling clinic to deny any offense by explosive striker Hlongwa en route to a dominant decision victory. In his promotional debut, In Jae showcased why he’s one of Asia’s finest Middleweights by completely dominating Hlongwa.
In the co-main event, Marcin Bandel grinded out an impressive win over a game Luis Felipe Dias, who almost knocked out ‘’Bomba’’ in the second round before succumbing to the Pole’s superior grappling.
Issa Isakov and Ho Taek Oh earned two impressive stoppages, with the Belgian wrestler earning a big TKO over Maciej Gierszewski, and Oh beating Dy by submission after dropping the experienced Filipino striker.
Elsewhere, there were impressive wins for Axel Sola, Abdullah Al-Qahtani, and Sim Kai Xiong.
BRAVE CF 58 Official Results
Middleweight: In Jae La def. Mzwandile Hlongwa via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Super Welterweight: Marcin Bandel def. Luis Felipe Dias via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: Ho Taek Oh def. Rolando Dy via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1
Super Lightweight: Issa Isakov def. Maciej Gierszewski via TKO – Round 2
Catchweight 67 kg: Jae Hyuk Bang def. Walter Cogliandro via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Featherweight: Abdullah Al-Qahtani def. Yong Soo Jung via unanimous decision (3x 30-27)
Catchweight 77kg: Axel Sola def. Yoon Sung Jang via unanimous decision (3x 30-27)
Flyweight: Sim Kai Xiong def. Chang Ho Lee via unanimous decision (3x 29-28)
Atomweight: Yerin Hong def. Gillian Goh via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Heavyweight: Myung Hwan Kim def. Jun Soo Lim via TKO – Round 1
Featherweight: Joo Sang Yoo def. Doo Seok Oh (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)