HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee witnessed on Thursday, July 25, 2019, the events of BRAVE 24 which took place in Longdon-based Copper Box Arena. The event featured 16 fighters, representing, Bahrain, England, North Ireland, Canada, Russia, Lebanon, Sweden, Wales, Poland, Brazil and the US.
Accompanying HH Shaikh Khalid in the event was HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Vice President of Riffa Sports and Cultural Club as well as HH Shaikh Isa bin Rashid Al Khalifa and other invited distingushed guests, amongst whom politicians, celebrites and MMA enthusiasts. On this occasion, HH Shaikh Khalid expressed his utmost pleasure at having BRAVE 24 organised in UK’s capital London, whose authorities have given the event special attention, making the the championship a huge success.
“On the outset, I would like to praise the Bahraini-UK’s historic ties which dates back to more than 200 years ago. Those links have been strengthening thanks to the efforts of both countries and their desire to improve them and develope them across various fields, especially sports,” HH Shaikh Khalid pointed out.
He further added: “Bahrain and UK have witnessed clear development in the MMA sport. Organising BRAVE in London has boosted our efforts to spread the event around the world thanks to London’s strategic international position as it’s considered one of the important MMA hubs.”
Moreover, HH Shaikh Khalid praised the performances of the fighters who participated in the event as well as its organisational level and the media coverage of it, singling out Brave Organisation, headed by Mr Mohammed Shahid for praise owing to the preparation for the event.
It’s worth noting that HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad cheered KHK MMA members during the event, namely Hussain Ayyad and Gamzat Magomedov.
The complete BRAVE 24: London card is:-
Featherweight title – (c) Bubba Jenkins (13-4) v Lucas Martins (20-4)
Lightweight – Cian Cowley (2-2) v Maciej Gierszewski (4-4)
Bantamweight – Aidan James (4-0) v Cameron Else (6-4)
Welterweight – Rami Hamed (7-2-1, 1NC) v John Robinson (3-0)
Bantamweight – Louie Sanoudakis (7-1) v James Brum (18-5)
Bantamweight – Gamzat Magomedov (3-1) v Ian Cleary (1-1)
Flyweight – Hussain Ayyad (3-2) v Mitchell Johnson (0-0)