Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his support to Bahrain’s Brave 22: Storm of Warriors happening at the Mall of Asia Arena on March 15, 2019.
BRAVE 22 is organized by Brave Combat Federation (Brave CF), a Mixed Martial Arts promotion under KHK MMA Bahrain through the vision of Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the prince of Bahrain.
This is the first BRAVE MMA event to be held in the Philippines. The main card will feature Filipino fighter Stephen Loman, who will defend his bantamweight belt for the third time and for the first time on home soil against Elias Boudegzdame of France.
President Duterte received on Wednesday HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Athletics Association (BAA) and Honourary President of Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation on the occasion of HH’s visit to the sister country at the invitation of HE the President.
At the beginning of the meeting, HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa conveyed the greetings of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, to President Duterte as well as HM’s good wishes to HE the President for his health, happiness and success in the future. HH Shaikh Khalid further added:
“We are delighted to be in the friendly Republic of the Philippines, a country that is extraordinary and unique and has a strong relationship with the Kingdom of Bahrain in various fields. We are here today to underscore the depth of this relationship and seek its growth in the form that serves both countries and peoples, especially in the field of sports.”