BRAVE Combat Federation’s 60th event will go down this July 30 in Goiania, Brazil where an exciting card awaits.
For the fifth time in its history, a BRAVE CF event will take place in Brazil this July 30 as Brazilian compatriots battle it out for lightweight supremacy. Tenured BRAVE CF fighter Lucas Martins (20-6) is going to welcome Henrique Marques (8-1) in the fastest-growing MMA promotion in the world as they headline the card.
Martins looks to snap his three-fight losing skid at the expense of the debuting Marques. He absorbed defeats from Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady (in November 2016 via first-round TKO), Bubba Jenkins (in July 2019 via first-round TKO), and most recently to Olzhas Eskaraev (in August 2021 via second-round submission).
Before those three consecutive losses, ”Mineiro”, who also competed in the UFC before, had two straight victories under the BRAVE banner, scoring victories over Fabian Galvan (in March 2017 via second-round submission) and Luan Santiago (in April 2018 via fifth-round TKO).
Meanwhile, Henrique Marques will be appearing in his maiden BRAVE CF bout. He was perfect in his first eight MMA professional matches but went on hiatus for four years. When Marques returned to competition, he suffered his first loss at the hands of Fabricio Soares in his last fight through unanimous decision.
This time, the 30-year-old wants to impress in his debut by scoring a definitive win against Martins to fast-track his way into title contention.
In the co-main event, a battle of two top-notch finishers will also be witnessed as hometown favorite Luan Santiago faces Mihail Cotruta in a super lightweight showdown. Santiago (17-6) will appear in his ninth BRAVE CF bout, while Cotruta (13-2) is competing in his second promotional fight.
Both Santiago and Cotruta boast a high finishing rate of 71% and 77% respectively.
Other BRAVE 60 bouts:
- Leonardo Mafra vs. Cleiton Silva (Super Lightweight)
- Asu Almabaev vs. Zach Makovsky (Flyweight)
- Flavio Queiroz vs. Igor Taylon (Flyweight)
- Luis Felipe Dias vs. Luiz Cado (Super Welterweight)
- Sean Santella vs. Edilceu Alves (Flyweight)
- Eduardo Mora vs. Nkosi Ndebele (Bantamweight)
Featured image credits to BRAVE CF