HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa affirmed that the efforts to support Bahrain’s global position in various fields, especially in the sports will help to turn the Kingdom into a main destination for international events and championships. First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Honourary President of Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF) was speaking as he received the official parties, partners, sponsors, and the High Organising Committee of BRAVE International Combat Week at Al-Wadi Palace. At the start of the meeting, HH Shaikh Khalid welcomed those in attendance and conveyed HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s greeting and wishes for the success of all.
HH Shaikh Khalid said that the success of previous year’s BRAVE International Combat Week which hosted the 4th edition of the IMMAF World Championships earned the Kingdom the confidence of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation to host the 5th and 6th editions. HH Shaikh Khalid added, “Our success is the result of all your efforts, your sponsorship and your continued contribution to supporting our initiatives. Today we face a new task in hosting and organising the 5th edition of the IMMAF World Championships and the 18th edition of the BRAVE Championship.
This is an opportunity for all to participate in renewed success for our precious Kingdom.” HH Shaikh Khalid continued, “We are proud of your ongoing partnership and contribution, stemming from your nationalism, responsibility towards Bahraini society and your keenness to meet our invitation to achieve the highest levels of success and excellence in this world sporting event, so that Bahrain may always be in the forefront.”