Stephen Loman wins inaugural Brave CF bantamweight belt

Stephen Loman Brave

Stephen Loman makes history in Bahrain, claiming the inaugural Brave bantamweight title in emphatic fashion.

The 22-year-old Loman needed only one round to claim the Brave 135-pound belt with a TKO win over Gary “Saint Lion” Mangat at Brave CF 9 in Bahrain.

Living up to his monicker “The Sniper”, the Team Lakay fighter’s striking was in full display. Loman dropped Mangat with a stunning 1-2 punch combination. “Saint Lion” tried to clinch his way to recovery but Loman swarmed on him and knock him down for the second time, again with a hard left hand. Loman landed more unanswered punches before the referee intervened at the 2:49 mark.

Loman picked up the third 1st-round KO win of his career and improved his second to 9-2. He also snapped the six-fight win streak of Mangat. More importantly, it gave “The Sniper” the Brave CF bantamweight title.

His scintillating performance also earned him one of the four post-fight bonuses.

“I’m happy that the knockout was the outcome,” Loman (10-2 MMA, 2-0 BCF) told the media during the post-fight presser. “All I have to is focus and stick to my gameplan.”

On the undercard, Loman’s teammate Jeremy Pacatiw (6-2 MMA, 2-2 BCF) didn’t have the same success that night. He was off to a good start, almost connecting with a spinning back kick to his opponent Jalal Al Daaja. But in the end, Al Daaja came up on top with a first round stoppage win.

Photo courtesy of Team Lakay/Mark Sangiao.

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