Cris Cyborg has quite a schedule lined up as she was recently invited to the Brave 4 event taking place in Abu Dhabi on March 31.
Cyborg was invited as an ambassador for WMMA by none other than the 1st King of Bahrain, Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
“I am excited to visit Abu Dhabi and witness the BRAVE MMA event live,” Cyborg told BJPenn.com. “I heard they did an amazing show in my hometown Curitiba, Brazil and I’m excited to see them return back to the Middle East and promote the local talent.
“MMA is growing thanks to help from Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad of the kingdom of Bahrain and people like him in the MENA region.
“I look forward to seeing the sport continue to grow and women being given the same opportunities to train and compete.”
Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has been a big part of getting mixed martial arts events in Bahrain. The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has granted Bahrain to host the 2017 IMMAF World Championships in November thanks to the work of Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the KHK gym. The 2017 IMMAF European Open Amateur event is coming up soon as it is set to take place from March 29 – April 2 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
As for the Brave Combat Federation event that Cyborg will be attending that is taking place in Abu Dhabi, it will be the promotion’s fourth card with their last event finding success in Brazil. “Brave 4: Unstoppable” will be headlined by the inaugural featherweight title fight between former UFC fighter Masio Fullen and Middle Eastern prospect Elias Boudegzdame. The promotion also recently announced their upcoming fifth event taking place in Mumbai, India on April 22, in The Dome Stadium of National Sports Club of India.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/24/2017.