Brave CF To Postpone Events Due To The Coronavirus
After attempting to hold on as long as they could, Brave Combat Federation announced it has postponed several of its upcoming events. This continues the trend of major sports organizations scrapping events due to the coronavirus.
Given the global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is with great sadness we announce that the upcoming #BRAVECF35, #BRAVECF36 and #BRAVE37 have been postponed until further notice.#BeBRAVE #unitedwefight #covıd19 #covid_19 #corona #coronavirus #mma #postponed #globalnews pic.twitter.com/gY1vu7Jg4V
— BRAVE Combat Federation (@bravemmaf) March 15, 2020
Initially, The Body Lock reported that the promotion based out of Bahrain was attempting to salvage the events it planned for months. It was also reported that several fighters for the promotion were concerned over the the spread of the coronavirus and fighting during the time of the pandemic. The promotion then complied with their requests, and that of the world.
“With the current situation, the BRAVE CF team are compelled to take action in helping in any way we can to minimize the spread of the virus,” BRAVE stated, via MMA Fighting. “BRAVE CF’s core value – to empower one another and grow as one entity, guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization has now declared a pandemic.
“Our hearts and thoughts are with all those affected by COVID-19, as well as their families, friends and loved ones.”
BRAVE CF 35 was scheduled to take place in Brazil on March 28, with the Flyweight Grand Prix planned for it. BRAVE CF 36 was meant to take place in Romania on April 13 while BRAVE CF 37 in Stockholm was scheduled for April 18.
The UFC is one of the only major promotions in combat sports that is attempting to hold events. Other promotions have postponed or canceled all of their events. According to the latest from CNN, there have been over 152,428 cases of the coronavirus, with over 5,720 deaths confirmed.