Stephen Loman looks to complete unfinished business at Brave CF 9


Stephen Loman will finally get his shot at a championship belt at Brave CF 9.

Seven months ago, Stephen Loman (9-2 MMA, 1-0 BCF) was a fight away from a chance of becoming a Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) champion. Unfortunately, his title fight never materialized after the champion was forced to withdraw the day before their encounter.

This November, as he fights for the vacant Brave Combat Federation 135-pound title, “The Sniper” looks to complete something he wasn’t able to do with the PXC.

“Masayang-masaya po ako dahil kinuha ako ng Brave para lumaban sa title fight at eto na ang aking opportunity na panalunin ang laban at kunin ang belt,” Loman shared with Dojo Drifter.

At 21, Loman has already built a name for himself as one of the promising talents in the region. He’s now racked up enough wins to get him a title shot against Gary Mangat (10-1 MMA, 2-0 Brave) in Bahrain. Going into this championship fight, Loman is confident in his skills and ability to take home the gold.

“Sa aking mga past na fights, lalong-lalo na sa fight namen kay Frans Mlambo, nakita ko ang aking mga kahinaan at inimprove ko na din ang mga ito sa training.” He said, vowing to showcase a better version of himself on fight night: “At sa susunod kong laban ay may pagka-iba na ang aking mga galaw at eto ay ia-apply ko sa aking opponent.”

“Ang mga hurdles na nag-move sakin ay ang mga past fights ko, dahil dito ko na kalaban ang mga malalakas din at natuto din ako kung ano ang pagkakamali at nade-develop ko din ang aking ibang techniques na pwedeng i-apply.”

Loman comes from the high-profile Team Lakay stable in Baguio, which houses big names like Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, and Geje Eustaquio, just to name a few. He may not receive as much fanfare as compared to his teammates, but to him, this serves as motivation to strive harder everyday. He hopes that on November 17, he’ll showcase his skills to the world and return home as the inaugural Brave bantamweight champion.

“Isa sa aking iniidolo din ay si Kuya Eduard (Folayang) na isang ganap na kampeon at gusto ko din na balang araw maging katulad ako sa kanya. Sa ngayon, tinutuloy-tuloy ko lang ang aking pag ensayo para mas mahasa at ma-develop ang aking mga skills at mas lalong lalakas pa.”

Mike Miguel

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