Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, founder of Brave Combat Federation has made an open statement in support to Zubaira Tukhugov, who was pulled from his fight against Artem Lobov at UFC Moncton. Tukhugov was involved in the chaos that broke loose after the main event at UFC 229 between the teammates of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Tukhugov even bragged in the social media about his involvement in the brawl, stating he “slapped as promised.”

Brave Combat Federation announced the full fight card for the seventeenth edition of the event to be hosted in Pakistan. Brave 17 will take place on 27th October in the Nishtar Park Sports Complex in Lahore, Pakistan. The initiative will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Brave 17 is the first International mixed martial arts event to be held in Pakistan. Athletes representing 12 nations are confirmed to compete in Pakistan. Brave 17 will become the most broadcasted combat sports event to take place in the history of sports in Pakistan.