For its 11th event, Europe’s pioneering HEXAGONE MMA will be heading to H Arena in Nantes on 7 September, as part of an exceptional co-promotion with Middle Eastern MMA powerhouse, BRAVE CF.
After three summer events in Béziers (June 3), Reims (June 17) and Orange (July 28), HEXAGONE MMA’s home expansion in France will continue to Nantes, where the H Arena will offer the city its first-ever mixed martial arts fight night on 7 September: “HEXAGONE MMA x BRAVE CF.”
Showcasing HEXAGONE MMA A-listers alongside international headliners from BRAVE CF’s roster, the event promises the French public an unforgettable night of world-class combat action. A host of stars have emerged on the BRAVE platform, including Frenchman and UFC fighter, Benoît Saint-Denis and the UK’s Muhammad Mokaev. Meanwhile, HEXAGONE MMA has been fostering its own canon with cards that feature international veterans, homegrown talent and compelling title bouts. On September 7, HEXAGONE MMA has pledged to put another world title on the line, and the upcoming championship matches on its interim summer series are bound to create speculation among fans. Stay tuned for the night’s unmissable headliners to be announced in June.
“As our name suggests we aim to travel France as a whole to take the best of MMA across all corners of the country,” said Jérôme Pourrut, co-founder of HEXAGONE MMA. “Through this exciting collaboration with BRAVE CF, we will be doubling up on our offer in Nantes with the very best of European and world MMA, which will be broadcast globally.”
Mohammed Shahid, President of BRAVE CF, said: “This event on September 7 will see the true sporting value of mixed martial arts impact France. The best French athletes will get the greatest opportunities in the world while the global eyes of mixed martial arts will be turned onto France. BRAVE CF is delighted to bring this historic night to Nantes and we thank the city for making history possible. We are confident that this event will be a real success and through the partnership with HEXAGONE MMA, we can guarantee the best entertainment value to MMA fans in France with some of the best fighters in France and the world in action.”
Nor is the choice of location simply a detail. As well as asserting itself in recent years as one of the strongholds of martial arts in the country, Nantes boasts an ideal infrastructure that includes the H Arena, where HEXAGONE MMA will be putting down its cage. With a capacity of 6,300 seats, the hall is the home to the HBC Nantes handball club and hosts other significant sports competitions, including prestigious boxing galas.
Gaël Pelletier, President of the H Arena said: “On the back of futsal, boxing, circus… the H Arena continues to provide diverse entertainment and to co-organise major and innovative events in Nantes. The Nantes metropolis has never before hosted an MMA event of this magnitude. We are delighted to support the growth of the sport and offer a new show at the H Arena. This collaboration with HEXAGONE MMA and BRAVE CF promises an exceptional event in September.”
Tickets on sale: Thursday, May 25 at 14:00 hrs CEST From 25€ to 139€ (early bird rates) Billetterie.h-arena.fr and usual points of sale.