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Official Results: Brave 11 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Brave 11 ended with Lucas Martins crowned as the Interim Lightweight champion
Brave 11 ended with Lucas Martins crowned as the Interim Lightweight champion

Brave 11 concluded with at the Terrace, Mineirao Stadium at Belo Horizonte, Brazil concluded with Lucas Martins capturing the new interim lightweight championship.

He defeated the 2016 Brazilian Fighter of the Year Luan Santiago by TKO with 4 seconds to spare final round of the main event. In the co-main event, Klidson de Abreu retained the championship as he submitted Matt Baker to an armbar.

Bruno Malfacine after his victory in Brave 11
Bruno Malfacine after his victory in Brave 11

The fight card also showcased the debut of 9 time IBJJF champion Bruno Malfacine in the Brave Combat Federation. Malfacine showcased his dominance by submitting Rafael Pereira in the very first round to an armbar.

MMA veteran and former Titan FC champion, Gesias Cavalcante had suffered his third consecutive loss in his career as he was knocked out in the second round via ground and pound.

Luana Pinheiro locks in a standing guillotine choke to score victory
Luana Pinheiro locks in a standing guillotine choke to score victory

Ahmed Amir accepted the fight despite Cleiton Silva missing weight by three kilograms, however the fight ended in a disappointing note for Amir as he suffered a cut during the early moments of the first round which resulted in excessive blood loss and reduced visibility.

After surviving a gruesome first round the referee intervened and concluded the bout via doctor stoppage. Arnold Quero stood out as the sole non-Brazilian fighter to secure a victory in the fight card as he secured his first victory in Brave Combat Federation by way of split decision. Georges Bardawil from Lebanon showcased solid striking game which was edged out in the wrestling game by Soares which led to a decision in favor of Soares by the judges.

The first bout featuring women strawweight fighters in Brazil ended with Luana Pinheiro submitting Elaine Leal in the first round. 10 Brazilian fighters emerged victorious out of 11 bouts conducted during the fight night.


The fight night showcased high rate of finishes with nine out of eleven fights ending up in either knockouts or submissions. Five fights ended up in knockouts, while four fights were ended by submissions and only two fights went the distance to the judges scorecard.

Final Results

Lucas Martins defeated Luan Santiago by TKO (Injury, Round 5, 4:56)

Klidson de Abreu defeated Matt Baker by Submission (Round 1, 3:03)

Erivan Pereira defeated Gesias Cavalcante by TKO (Round 2, 2:21)

Bruno Malfacine defeated Rafael Pereira by Submission (Armbar, Round 1, 3:18)

Cleiton Silva defeated Ahmed Amir by Knockout (Round 2, 4:21)

Carlos Souza defeated Georges Bardawill by Unanimous Decision

Bruno Assis defeated Douglas Carvalho by Submission (Armbar, Round 1, 2:04)

Marcel Adur defeated Fernando Lourenço by Knockout (Round 2, 2:35)

Rodrigo Cavalheiro defeated Alessandro Gambulino by Knockout (Round 1, 2:21)

Luana Pinheiro defeated Elaine Leal by Submission (Guillotine Choke, Round 1, 4:46)

Arnold Quero defeated Caio Gregório by Unanimous Decision

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