In just four years, BRAVE Combat Federation has established itself as a global force in the industry of Mixed Martial Arts, having already hosted events in 20 countries. Much of the promotion’s success is due to its exceptional scouting program which has consistently unearthed hidden gems.
While the industry standard is focusing on regional expansion, segregating rosters, and following an event-based model, BRAVE Combat Federation came in with a global concept since its inception, expanding roster possibilities, and shifting the paradigm from event-based to sport-based, intending to create a whole new global ecosystem for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
One of the main pillars of the promotion is its scouting program. The program covers more areas than any other promotion and has had unmatched success in finding hidden talents from all parts of the world. The promotion has prided itself on finding these and nurturing these hidden gems rather than just signing fully formed talents.
Examples of this initiative are many, with Khamzat Chimaev, a current MMA sensation, being an athlete that was not only found by BRAVE Combat Federation but had his whole development process taking place under the promotion’s banner.
Another example of BRAVE CF’s success in scouting talents is Johnny Walker who became an international sensation following several huge wins. Walker had his first taste of exposure in the global MMA scene through BRAVE CF when he fought and won by KO against Rodrigo Jesus at BRAVE CF 8. Also, Ilia Topuria a huge talent from Spain was found by BRAVE CF’s scouting program and became one of the most sought-after prospects in the Featherweight division. Phil Hawes is another fighter unearthed by BRAVE CF who looks to be onto great things.
More recently, IMMAF double-champ Muhamad Mokaev made waves with his pro debut at BRAVE CF. Mokaev has been under the BRAVE Combat Federation development program since his amateur days and turned pro with much more impact than many of his fellow IMMAF alumni. His teammate Murtaza Talha is also touted to be one of the best fighters in the world. Other up and coming fighters in the BRAVE CF roster include African IMMAF champion Nkosi Ndebele and undefeated Austrian fighter Mochamed Machaev.
But the list grows longer and, more importantly, covers areas that were once neglected by the sport. BRAVE CF is the largest developer of Mixed Martial Arts talent in regions such as Africa, South Asia, Europe, and South America, fomenting the local scene as well as offering an international platform to the regional stars.