BRAVE Combat Federation is back to its second home after four years away. The most global organization in mixed martial arts is set to return to Brazil for BRAVE CF 78, which takes place on December 7, in Fortaleza. The show will be hosted in association with leading local promotion Victorious Fighting Entertainment and is expected to reignite BRAVE CF’s special relationship with Brazilian MMA.
Back in March of 2017, Brazil became BRAVE CF’s first international destination as Curitiba hosted BRAVE CF 3, which marked the promotional debuts of former champions and BRAVE CF legends Lucas ‘’Mineiro’’ and Luan Santiago. A few months later, the organization returned to the Parana capital for BRAVE CF 8, which crowned Light Heavyweight Klidson de Abreu as the first Brazilian world champion in BRAVE CF. Klidson was eventually joined by Lucas and Luan, as well as Cleiton Silva and Daniel ''Gaucho'' as BRAVE CF world champions hailing from Brazil.
The two Curitiba events were followed by another two shows in Belo Horizonte, with title fights in the Lightweight division headlining both shows, as well as the introduction of future stars Luana Pinheiro, Flavio de Queiroz, as well as established big names such as Bruno Malfacine, Matheus Nicolau, Gesias Cavalcante, and Leonardo Mafra.
In parallel to that, BRAVE CF has continued to foster Brazilian MMA by providing local fighters with the international platform to showcase their skills. In total, 90 fighters from Brazil have fought all over the globe under the BRAVE CF banner at least once, a number that is expected to increase with BRAVE CF 78.
BRAVE CF has recently announced its first-ever show in Spain, which will become the 30th nation to host a BRAVE CF show, and fans can gear up for an electrifying end to 2023. The year culminates on December 15, as the fastest-growing MMA organization in the world returns home to Bahrain for an end of year bonanza as part of the third 2023 edition of the BRAVE International Combat Week, the biggest combat sports festival in the world.