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Shaikh Khalid vows to continue supporting MMA

HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa has said that the continued sponsorship for MMA comes as part of our efforts to develop this game in an effort to form national teams who are able to compete for top honours. This came as the First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and...

Kooheji to represent Bahrain at Brave 37

Bahrain’s biggest MMA fighter has a date for his return to competition. After an unforgettable homecoming at BRAVE CF 29, when he dominated Nahuel Gandolfi in front of a sold-out Bahraini audience, Hamza Kooheji will take his talents to Sweden. “The Pride of Bahrain” is ...

Qualifiers of Strongest GCC Man held in Kuwait

The Organising Committee of the Strongest GCC Man has held the second round of the qualifiers in Kuwait. This comes after the qualifiers took place in Bahrain and Saudi with Kuwait was the third stop. Kuwait’s qualifiers were organised at Platinum Health Club in Kuwait city and witn...

BIC kick starts F1 countdown

BIC begins 30-day countdown to F1 Bahrain Grand Prix weekend today Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) kick starts its 30-day countdown today to the start of the weekend’s events in the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020. The four-day event features the very best of global m...

RCB rally past Black Feather in CBA Div D

Nowfal’s all-round performance helped RCB to beat Black Feather by 74 runs in CBA Division D 25 overs League. RCB won the toss and elected to bat first. Opener Shan scored a quick 48 runs in 27 balls to give a good start to RCB. The middle order batmen return to pavilion with low ru...

Bahrain come up short against Morocco in Arab Cup U20

Bahrain’s junior national football football team suffered a 2-4 defeat to Morocco yesterday in their opening game of the Arab Cup U20, being played in Riyadh. The Bahrainis fell behind 0-2 to their opponents at the half but roared back into the match to equalise with goals just seven minute...

Guram relishes bout against home country hero

Guram Kutateladze is weeks away from the fight of his life, as the BRAVE CF Lightweight contender gets ready to take off to Brazil for BRAVE CF 35, where he will have the chance to dethrone reigning world champion Cleiton “Predator” in the champ’s own backyard on March 28th. And...

Guram relishes bout against home country hero

TDT | Manama Guram Kutateladze is weeks away from the fight of his life, as the BRAVE CF Lightweight contender gets ready to take off to Brazil for BRAVE CF 35, where he will have the chance to dethrone reigning world champion Cleiton “Predator” in the champ&r...

Two more huge fights added to Brave 35

BRAVE Combat Federation’s return to Brazil will be a memorable one, with a title fight already confirmed between two of the best Lightweights in the world, as Cleiton “Predator” taking on Guram Kutateladze for the title at Bahrain’s top sporting enterprise. Also on...

Tokyo 2020 holds torch relay rehearsal

Japanese actress Satomi Ishihara performed the first ‘torch kiss’ handover of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics torch relay on Saturday during a rehearsal on the outskirts of the capital. Ishihara’s handover in Hamura City formed part of a dress rehearsal for T...

Liverpool’s Mane and Milner in contention for Norwich game - Klopp

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane and midfielder James Milner are back in contention for the Premier League leaders after the pair recovered from injuries that had sidelined them in recent games, manager Juergen Klopp said yesterday. Mane was forced off with an injury in Liverpool’s 2-1 w...

For Sam Patterson, ‘The Future’ is now

Sam “The Future” Patterson will be a part of his first main event, on April 13th, as BRAVE Combat Federation returns to Romania for BRAVE CF 36. As he takes on John Brewin in the headlining spot, Patterson knows it’s the biggest bout of his career so far - a win against his Kiwi...

Bahrain lose third straight after falling to Syria

TDT | Manama Bahrain suffered their third successive defeat in the King Abdullah II Basketball Cup 2020 in Amman late Thursday night after falling to Syria 64-81. The Syrians controlled the game from the very start. They led 18-16 at the end of the first quarter, which they stretched to 4...

Balestra triumphs in main race at REHC

Balestra lifted the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cup yesterday after winning the day’s main race at Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club (REHC) in Riffa. REHC High Committee Deputy Chairman HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa was on hand to watch all of yesterday’s action....

BIC takes part in Bahrain Sports Day 2020 activities

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, organised on Tuesday a number of activities marking Bahrain Sports Day 2020. Led by BIC Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, the circuit’s management, staff and guests took part in a s...

Loman honoured in Philippines’ House of Representatives

Stephen Loman continues to receive various honours for his work inside the BRAVE CF Arena, as well as flying the flag of the Philippines around the globe. BRAVE CF’s longest-reigning world champion, “The Sniper” has been awarded a special commendation by Congressman Eric Go Yap ...

Bahrain lose to Jordan

Bahrain’s men’s national basketball team bowed to hosts Jordan 65-80 in the King Abdullah II Basketball Cup 2020, currently being held in Amman. Shooting guard Amin Abu Hawwas and backcourt mate Malek Kanaan both scored 12 points to spearhead the Jordanians. Bahrain court general Moha...

Thousands across Kingdom mark Bahrain Sports Day

Sports lovers across the Kingdom of Bahrain organised events yesterday marking Bahrain Sports Day 2020. The activities included all kinds of sports and physical activities and they involved a massive number of participants representing ministries, state departments, private companies, public and ...

Karting teams to face ultimate 24-hour endurance test

The stage is set for a spectacular finale to the 2019/2020 Bahrain Karting Enduro Championship (BKEC) as Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) hosts the series’ fourth and final round this weekend in Sakhir. Following the season’s first three races held over three, six and 12-h...

Riffa suffer narrow defeat as Manama draw in AFC Cup

Bahrain’s Riffa suffered a tough 1-2 loss to Qadsia SC of Kuwait while Manama played to a goalless draw against Al Jaish of Syria in their opening matches of the AFC Cup 2020 football tournament. Competing in Group C, Riffa conceded a goal on each side of half-time before scoring a lone con...

Dortmund lose Leverkusen thriller 4-3, Bremen fall into drop zone

Borussia Dortmund threw away the lead with 10 minutes to go to lose 4-3 at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, missing the chance to go level on points with Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. In a thrilling encounter, Leon Bailey and Lars Bender scored just a minute apart to send Leverkusen up t...