Brave Combat Federation hosted an open workout in Belfast ahead of the European debut of the fastest growing global mixed martial arts promotion at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday 9th June.

As part of their preparations for the big Brave 13: Europe Evolution fight night, 12 top fighters took part in an open workout at St Anne’s Square on Thursday 7th June.

Members of the public came along to watch some of the world’s top MMA fighters, including bantamweight champion, Stephen Loman from Philippines, Irish fighters Frans Mlambo and Myles Price and local MMA superstars Norman ‘Stormin’ Parke from Ballymena, Declan Dalton from Belfast, Glen Irvine from Fermanagh and Andy Young who hails from Newtownards.

Open workouts give the public a deeper understanding about Mixed Martial Arts and the skill levels of the competing athletes. They also give fans the chance to interact with their favourite athletes ahead of fight night.

This also marks the first time the Bahrain based MMA organisation has held an open workout session in Europe. Previously Brave Combat Federation had hosted open workouts session in Brazil, which benefitted over 100 underprivileged children who were invited for the event at Belo Horizonte during Brave 11.

Brave Combat Federation was found by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa from the Royal family of Bahrain and has hosted events in Bahrain, UAE, Brazil, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Jordan and Indonesia within the first two years of operation. The Belfast event will be the 13th Brave event and the European debut.

The Brave Combat Federation public weigh in is set to take place on Friday 8th June from 5pm and members of the public are invited to attend.

Limited tickets are still available for Brave 13: Europe Evolution, priced from £38.50 – £119.50, from or the SSE Arena Box Office 028 9073 9074.

To find out more, visit or connect with Brave Combat Federation on Facebook, or Twitter, @bravemmaf.

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