BRAVE Combat Federation’s second fight card for 2023 is locked-in as the most-global MMA promotion prepares to light up the Slovenian MMA scene on April 23, with BRAVE CF 70, which takes place in association with WFC. In total, 12 nations will be represented by 16 world-class athletes when BRAVE CF touches down in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in BRAVE CF’s 20th event in Europe since its inception in 2016.
Athletes from Bosnia, Slovenia, the United States, South Africa, Lithuania, Jordan, Colombia, Brazil, India, Philippines, Montenegro, and Serbia will all descend upon the Central European nation’s capital next month as BRAVE CF aims to activate the region just like it did in the Balkans when the BRAVE Serbia International Combat Week took place in Belgrade, Serbia, last month.
In the main event of the evening, after a fruitful career, the highly-respected Slovenian MMA legend Marko Drmonjic will have the opportunity to deliver his swansong in front of his home fans when he competes against Bosnian superstar Erko Jun in a Light Heavyweight bout.
The co-main could easily slot in as a main event as well. In one of three Bantamweight bouts, two of the world’s top 135-pounders, USA’s Jose “Shorty” Torres and South Africa’s Nkosi “The Future” Ndebele, will fight for an almost-guaranteed shot at the coveted BRAVE CF Bantamweight title.
The third-last fight of the night will be a nail-biting encounter as two of the scariest men on the BRAVE CF roster will clash when Slovenia’s Luka Podkrajsek and Lithuania’s Pavel Dailidko meet inside the cage for honors in the BRAVE CF Heavyweight division.
One of the most-anticipated fights of the night is a rematch of epic proportions when Indian MMA icon Mohammed Farhad meets former opponent and Filipino star Ruel Panales again following a “No Contest” ruling at BRAVE CF 66 after Farhad landed an unintentional kick to Panales’ groin.
This will be BRAVE CF’s second trip to Slovenia, in just over three years following the success of BRAVE CF 34 in January 2020, and BRAVE CF 70 sees Slovenia join the likes of Serbia, Germany, Russia, Romania, and Sweden as European countries which have hosted two or more BRAVE CF shows. For more information, visit www.bravecf.com