Australian based Brace promotions today announced that they have signed to be part of the One FC network. What that actually involves is still not clear however hopefully another door opens for local fighters to participate on the international stage.
Press Release from Brace:
“We have helped develop the careers of many Australian Fighters, unearthed new talent and introduced Australians to ﬁghters from across the country. We have pioneered with an ALL female ﬁght show, when it said it could not be done, and now with BRACE signing to the ONE FC Network, we can provide our exclusive BRACE ﬁghters, international opportunities throughout the globe.”
Brace joins Asian promotions like URCC and Road Fighting Championships on in the network which also lists Asian gyms like Evolve MMA, Tiger Muay Thai and Juggernaut MMA in the network. It is expected that Brace CEO Kya Pate will travel to the One FC summit scheduled for Singapore in early May.
Brace (formerly Brace For War) held their first event back in March 2009 where the event was headlined by a Welterweight clash between Matt Cain and Jon Leven. Since thent he promotion has held events down the east coast of Australia. The promotion has featured fighters including Ian Bone, Fiona Muxlow, Ben Alloway, Brad Morris, Damien Brown, Oriol Gaset, Bec Hyatt, Alex Chambers and Chris Lokteff.
Their next event is scheduled for May 25 at the Broncos Leagues Club, where Chris Lokteff faces Andrew Machin in the main-event.
Sydney based Cage Fighting Championships (CFC) was originally announced as part of the One FC network however a dispute between two of the promotions’s major backers has all but killed any momentum the promotion. Their last event was back in May, 2012 where Jesse Juarez defeated Robert Whittaker in the main event.