Brave Combat Federation officials announced today the return of Mohammad Fakhreddine to competition. The Lebanese superstar takes on “The All-American Kid” Sidney Wheeler in a Catchweight bout of 80 kg., in the main card of Brave’s debut event in Europe, Brave 13: Europe Evolution, set for Belfast, Northern Ireland, on June 9th.
“The Latest” is fresh off his first Knockout loss after being TKO’d by longtime rival Tahar Hadbi. Fakhreddine had to go through surgery after Brave 10, but has recovered well and will look to make an immediate impact upon his return, with eyes set on a new run towards the Brave Welterweight world title.
He takes on Wheeler, who is one of the most exciting prospects coming out of the United States, and recently made his debut for the Middle East promotion at Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises. He was a last-minute replacement against Pawel Kielek, and took home a hard-earned split decision. The debut victory means the American improved his professional record to eight wins against two losses.
Brave 13: Euro Evolution will be held at The SSE Arena, in Belfast. The main event will be a rematch for the Bantamweight title as current champion Stephen Loman tries to go 2-0 against challenger Frans Mlambo. The co-main event is set for a Catchweight of 73 kg between former UFC fighter Norman Parke and Myles Price.
Northern Ireland will become the ninth country to host a Brave Combat Federation, after Bahrain, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Jordan, and Indonesia.
Brave 13 full fight card:
Bantamweight: Stephen Loman (c) x Frans Mlambo – For the title
Catchweight (73 kg): Norman Parke x Myles Price
Welterweight: Karl Amoussou x Rodrigo Cavalheiro
Flyweight: Andy Young x Bryan Creighton
Featherweight: Declan Dalton x Zack Zane
Catchweight (80 kg): Sidney Wheeler x Mohammad Fakhreddine
Lightweight: Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady x Erik Carlsson
Middleweight: Konrad Iwanowski x Glenn Irvine
Middleweight: Chad Hanekom x Tarek Suleiman
Catchweight (73 kg): Cian Cowley Daniel Olejniczak
Catchweight (79 kg): Ben Bennett x Adam Byrne
Featherweight: Piotr Tokarski x Sam Slater
Featherweight: Aidan James x Tommy Martin