The 10-time IBJJF world champion, Bruno Malfacine will return to compete in Brave Combat Federation. Brave 16 will take place at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 21st September 2018 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Mohammed Shahid, President of Brave Combat Federation announced the details during Brave Global Expansion 2018. Malfacine made his promotional debut at Brave 11 where he won a first-round submission victory against Rafael Vinicius Pereira Costa.
Malfacine is currently undergoing training at the American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. He had competed twice in his professional MMA career and won both the bouts in the first rounds by way of submission (armbar). The IBJJF champion is among the latest talent acquired by the Bahrain based promotion to strengthen the flyweight division. Currently, the flyweight division of Brave Combat Federation is home to veteran Sean Santella, World Combat Sambo Champion, Velimurad Alkhasov and IMMAF medalist, Hussain Ayyad.
“Happy and excited to return to this incredible country, now inside the octagon,” said Malfacine on social networks. “I’ll do my best to give the whole Jiu-jitsu community and the crowd with a great show. See you soon!”, said Malfacine.
Featuring the Jiu-Jitsu legend in Abu Dhabi which is a city passionate about Jiu-Jitsu will have a huge impact for the promotion while adding value towards the initiatives of developing Jiu Jitsu which had been carried by Abu Dhabi.