BRAVE Combat Federation bantamweight champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman made another successful title defense on Saturday, defeating Louie Sanoudakis of Canada by uninamous decision at the main event of “Brave CF 30” in Hyderabad, India.

And the Team Lakay stalwart expressed afterwards that he is not going anywhere, expressing his readiness to take on all-comers.

Defending the belt he won in 2017 for the fourth time, Mr. Loman (13-2) continued to roll as champion with an impressive stand against Mr. Sanoudakis.

Mixing up his strikes and movements with a ferocious pace, The Sniper was able to score at will with leg kicks, jabs and straight lefts, baffling the challenger, who simply did not have an answer for the champion’s quickness.

In the final round though, Mr. Sanoudakis showed why he was chosen to challenge Mr. Loman, as he took the center of the cage and started relentlessly stalking the champion.

However, it was too little too late for the Canadian, as ringside judges scored the bout unanimously in favor of Mr. Loman, who improved to 6-0 in his Brave CF career.

“I would like to thank everyone who has helped me. My coaches, training partners, family, and friends, and to Brave CF for allowing me to do what I do,” said Mr. Loman after his victory.

He went on to say that he has no immediate plans to move up in weight, saying that he will stay in bantamweight and battle whoever is lined up for him.

“Right now, I have a lot of people to fight still [in the division], maybe one day [I’ll go up in weight],” Mr. Loman said.

With the victory, Mr. Loman has racked up eight straight victories in his professional career, including 2-0 this year.

In the co-main event, Phil Hawes had a flawless debut for Brave CF as he was able to take down Dominik Schober and tap him out with a rear-naked choke in the first round.

After the bout, he expressed interest in being the first challenger to the middleweight title that will be up for grabs in two weeks’ time at “Brave CF 31.”

Founded in 2016, Brave, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has made significant headways in bringing top-class MMA action in different parts of the globe.

Since September of 2016, the company has visited more than a dozen countries.

Brave said that by taking MMA to a wider range, it was able to give a truly global platform to athletes for their in-cage abilities and fighting qualities.

The promotion made its Philippine debut early this year with “Brave CF 22,” which was headlined by Mr. Loman at the Mall of Asia Arena. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo