By Rafael Bandayrel
Stephen “The Sniper” Loman will defend his bantamweight crown to headline Brave Combat Federation’s first event in Philippine soil later tonight at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Loman (12-2), a member of the famed Team Lakay, will look to secure the stable’s first successful title defense of 2019 against French Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame (15-5) in the main event of Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.
“It will be good. I will just give everything I’ve got,” Loman vowed during a press conference Wednesday, at the Resorts World, in Pasay City.
Loman celebrated with stablemates and ONE Championship stars Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Joshua Pacio, and Geje Eustaquio during last December’s Team Lakay parade of champions that was held in Baguio City.
However, the celebration would be short-lived as Pacio and Eustaquio lost their titles in a span of six days earlier this year.
This will be the 27-year-old’s third title defense since winning the bantamweight crown in November 2017.