Nelson Paes set to represent the country at international Brave Combat Fight

By on April 25, 2017
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Nelson Paes set to represent the country at international Brave Combat Fight

Nelson Paes, Goa’s top mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, is set to make India proud at the first Brave Combat Federation event in Mumbai on April 22, 2017. Before flying to Bahrain for training, Pais briefed the media at a press conference organised at Mall De Goa, one of his sponsors. Mall director Bhuvanish Shet, Paes’ coach Rahim Bernard, general manager of Jai Bhuvan Group Gautam Kharangate and manager Pankaj Sharma were present.

een chosen to represent the country at the latest MMA event organised by the Bahrain-based martial arts promotion organisation. His four-win streak has not been broken so far, and the fighter is raring to go, boosted by his success at India’s first entertainment sport combat cage fight (CCF) and the desert force championship in Dubai last year.

Paes said, “I am thrilled to have been selected to represent my country in a sport that I am so passionate about. With this opportunity and the support of my family and friends, I am confident of another win for my country.”

Mall de Goa director Shet said ‘Our endeavour has been to promote local talent wherever possible. We wish Nelson all the best for his next fight and hope he wins the fight for India, Goa and Mall De Goa.”

Brave Combat Federation is Asia’s largest MMA organisation and will host the fifth edition of its popular fight series in Mumbai this year. The nail-biting bouts will take place at The Dome Stadium of the National Sports Club of India, a spectacular venue that hosts some of the most elite competitions in the country. Paes’ opponent for the upcoming fight is Ronaldo Gabriel Dy Navarette of Philippines who has a 8/4 win streak.

The latest fight event is a bid by Brave Combat Federation to invest further in India through talent development and media relations. It is also expanding its reach around the world with events across Gulf countries, Brazil and India. Indian fighters, like Paes, are expected to be part of upcoming promotions in Abu Dhabi and Brazil.

Combat Brave Federation is an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the commander of Bahrain’s Royal Guard Special Force and the first deputy president of Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Youth & Sports. Events organised by the federation are aired through multiple media partners and reach as many as 833 million viewers in South America, Africa and Asia, offering an excellent opportunity for upcoming fighters like Paes to showcase their skills on an international stage.

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