BRAVE Combat Federation (BRAVE CF) remains on course to keep its hold as the fastest growing MMA organization in the world. They are primed to stay the course with plans to stage the first-ever event in Sochi, Russia this January 2021.

However, BRAVE CF has yet to reveal the official cards set for the event. But it appears the promotion's president, Mohammed Shahid provided hints on who to expect.

BRAVE CF president Mohammed Shahid provided hints that the best and brightest fighters from the Philippines could be part of the landmark affair.

“The Philippines has been a focus for BRAVE Combat Federation from the very beginning,” he stated. “From time to time, warriors from the Philippines prove that they have not only the skill to compete at the international level but also the heart that matters when it comes to combat sports.”

Among the Filipino fighters who could be part of the prestigious event includes Stephen Loman, Rolando Dy, Jeremy Pacatiw, Harold Banario and Jomar Pa-Ac. Of those names, Loman, Dy and Banario ring a bell.

Loman is no stranger to the MMA world. The Team Lakay mainstay from Baguio City, Philippines is a top draw and is the first BRAVE CF bantamweight world champion. He has been on a tear, beating opposition after opposition. Loman is the longest-reigning titleholder in the promotion’s fledgling history.

Loman was last fought Canadian challenger Louie Sanoudakis at BRAVE CF 30 in November 2019 by way of unanimous decision.

Shahid believes that Loman has the potential to follow in the footsteps of Manny Pacquiao as the next great Filipino sports hero.

Dy is also someone on the rise. The son of former Filipino boxing champion Rolando Navarette has competed in several notable international organizations and has been a member of the BRAVE CF roster as early as 2017.

Dy is best remembered for his promotional return at BRAVE CF 22. He won via knockout over Mehmosh Raza.

Dy eked out a unanimous decision win against John Brewin is a Lightweight title eliminator at BRAVE CF 44 last November 5. This earned him a future date with newly-minted division kingpin Amin Ayoub.

Harold Banario is a familiar name as well. He is the younger brother of former world champion Honorio Banario who is coming off a four-year hiatus to concentrate on his studies. at the University of the Cordilleras.

Banario made a triumphant return to the MMA scene, winning over fellow Filipino Ariel Oliveros during BRAVE CF 22 clash. Unfortunately, he fell to Gamzat Magomedov at BRAVE CF 33 but vowed to redeem himself. This makes him a perfect candidate to see action in Sochi.

Rolando Dy of Phillippines fights with Wuliji Buren during the UFC Fight Night at Mercedes-Benz Arena Rolando Dy of Phillippines fights with Wuliji Buren during the UFC Fight Night at Mercedes-Benz Arena Getty Images | Hu Chengwei