BRAVE CF announces landmark partnership with leading regional promotion WFC for European development
Jan 08, 2024
BRAVE Combat Federation has announced a landmark partnership deal with Slovenian organization WFC aimed at accelerating the development of a mixed martial arts ecosystem in the country, with a strategy geared towards elevating the sport in the continent of Europe.
The most global organization in the sport, BRAVE CF holds the number one market share in Europe, having hosted events in 13 countries in the continent, including several shows in Slovenia. BRAVE CF has also played a key role in fostering the top talent worldwide coming from Europe, including Khamzat Chimaev, Ilia Topuria, Benoit St. Denis, Muhammad Mokaev, and many others.
The partnership will serve to develop Slovenian talents such as Haris Aksalic and David Forster, who have excelled in BRAVE CF during 2023, as well as the formation of a European league in the foreseeable future.
President of BRAVE Combat Federation, Mohammed Shahid celebrated the deal as another milestone in the organization’s presence in Europe and is looking forward to building a sustainable business model for mixed martial arts in the continent.
‘’BRAVE CF’s global strategy is to change mixed martial arts from an event business to a sports business model. Europe is a massive market and building a sustainable business model for the continent is key for the development of MMA worldwide. This is an exciting announcement for European fans and everyone associated with the sport in the continent. We will continue to work hard on developing the best talents in the world and give fighters from Europe the opportunity to showcase their talents on a global platform’’, said Mr. Shahid.
Zlatko Mahic, president of WFC, spoke of his excitement at partnering up with BRAVE Combat Federation and is looking forward to lending his long-time experience with European MMA to the benefit of the partnership.
‘’I’ve been involved in the European MMA industry for a long time and we’re seeing the growth and efforts of BRAVE Combat Federation around the world. We have achieved a great deal here in Slovenia as well, so I believe that together we can take the sport to new heights here and in Europe as well. We believe this will contribute to the development of European talents and the creation of a proper sports economy for MMA in Europe. I’m excited to get started, share my experience and work together with BRAVE CF’’, commented Mr. Mahic.