BRACE’s newly launched tournament format finally kicks off next month.
As previously announced, the promotion has revealed plans to execute multi-division tournaments for its Male crop of fighters. Suffice to say, it’s going to be much like Bellator’s, but with a few differences.
Knockout-style tournaments will be held where eight fighters (in each division, Bantamweight to Heavyweight) will fight their way through to be crowned champions of the promotion. But, the BRACE champs will only be classified as champions for that particular year. So that means a tourney champ in 2014 returning for the 2015 season, will have to compete again if he wishes to re-capture his title.
All weight division tourneys will run throughout the year, culminating in a year-end finale event where all the belts will be contested.
And it all starts at BRACE 26, which takes place March 15th at the Big Top in Sydney’s Luna Park.
Nine stellar opening round match-ups in five weight divisions have been released and slated to the fight card.
Officials confirmed the match-ups with MMASucka.com on Thursday.
The second group of first round brackets is expected to commence at BRACE 27 on May 17th at the AIS Arena in Canberra.
Check out the line-up for BRACE 26 below, and be sure to keep it locked to MMASucka.com for more information and updates:
- – Jordan Lucas vs. Richie Ivory
- – Darwin Sugarit vs. Giancarlo Embradora
- – Luke Standing vs. JJ Van Aswegen
- – Josh Pecastaing vs. Jamie Mullarkey
- – Steve Micallef vs. Hoshi Friedrich
- – Gerhard Voigt vs. Mohammed Naim
- – John Mitchell vs. William Namoa
- – Billy McAlees vs. Shane Phillips
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT
- – Chris Lofts vs. Connor Murphy