BRAVE CF Featherweight Champion Bubba Jenkins will make his first title defense against former Lightweight Champion Lucas “Mineiro” Martins at BRAVE 24 on Thursday 25th July at the Copper Box Arena in Stratford. The Copper Box Arena played host to a number of events during the London 2012 Olympic games and will now welcome celebrities, Royals, and government officials to BRAVE Combat Federation’s first invite-only event in London.
Bubba Jenkins (13-4) made his promotional debut at BRAVE 16 in Abu Dhabi, where he defeated Elias Boudegzdame to capture the title via unanimous decision. Jenkins will be comfortable competing in the United Kingdom after he fought in Manchester and Sheffield for the ACB promotion in 2017. The former NCAA Division I Champion is a product of the American Top Team gym in Coconut Creek, Florida.
Former BRAVE Lightweight Champion Lucas “Mineiro” Martins (20-4) returns to the Featherweight division for the opportunity to become the first-ever two-division champion in BRAVE Combat Federation history. The UFC veteran was last seen in action at BRAVE 18, where he lost the title to Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady after injuring his leg in the first round.
BRAVE 24 : Bubba Jenkins vs. Lucas Mineiro – Promo
BRAVE 24 Undercard Preview
- The undefeated Aidan James welcomes Cameron Else to the BRAVE CF Bantamweight division. James has finished all 4 of his fights since turning professional in 2017. The Welshman stopped Jalal Al Daja via TKO in the third round at BRAVE 23 in April.
- Blaine O’Driscoll makes his promotional debut against Amir Albazi in the Flyweight division. Blaine gets his shot on the big stage after the disappointment of his cancelled Cage Warriors Flyweight title shot against then-champion Nathan Greyson at CW 99.
Brave 17 Pakistan – Aidan James vs. Frans Mlambo
BRAVE 24 Main Card
Featherweight Title Bout: Bubba Jenkins (c) vs. Lucas Martins
Lightweight Bout: Cian Cowley vs. Maciej Gierszewski
Bantamweight Bout: Aidan James vs. Cameron Else
Flyweight Bout: Amir Albazi vs. Blaine O’Driscoll
Brave 24 Preliminary Card
Welterweight Bout: Rami Hamed vs. Paul Lawrence
Bantamweight Bout: Louie Sanoudakis vs. James Brum
Bantamweight Bout: Gamzat Magomedov vs. Ian Cleary
Flyweight Bout: Hussain Ayyad vs. Mitchell Johnson