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Lucas Martins Looks to Return to Winning Ways at BRAVE CF 60

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BRAVE Combat Federation’s much-anticipated return to Brazil has a new main event.

BRAVE CF 60, scheduled for July 30th, in Goiânia, will feature former World Champion ‘Mineiro’ Lucas Martins taking on local superstar Henrique Marques in a Lightweight bout. Martins was scheduled to take on a fellow former titleholder in Amin Ayoub, but the Frenchman has been forced to pull out due to injury. ‘’Mineiro’’ maintains his place at the top of the bill and now takes on Marques.

Lucas is in search of redemption after a couple of losses since he first became BRAVE CF champion. A staple of mixed martial arts in Brazil, he might not have the support of the crowd in Goiânia. That’s because he will be taking on a local star in Henrique, who was born and bred in Goiânia and will look for his international breakthrough following a respectable 8-1 start to his MMA career.

Redemption For Lucas Martins

It has been a disappointing run of late for Lucas Martins in the BRAVE CF cage and that bout of bad luck was compounded by the withdrawal of his original opponent, France’s Amin Ayoub (16-6 MMA, 3-1 BCF) – who was forced out due to injury.

Prior to that, post earning the BRAVE CF Lightweight championship against Brazil’s Luan Santiago in 2018, the Brazilian’s career has been thwarted by two bad losses, one injury-enforced loss, and a plethora of fight cancellations.

His latest change in opponent may be another blow, however, Martins’ shift in mindset will only be ramped-up as he looks to make a huge statement come July 30th against the BRAVE CF debutant who will aim to make good on the home-town advantage.

A convincing win over the debutant could prove that he is worthy of redemption in the Lightweight division and start making his way back to the top throne which is currently being held by Egypt’s Ahmed Amir.

As always, all BRAVE CF events are available live and free worldwide on the BRAVE CF TV website.

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