Brave Combat Federation held its first event on September 23, 2016, on the birthday of His Highness Sheikh Khalid. In an explosive show, headlined by Lightweights Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady and Rami Aziz, ten bouts lit up the MMA world with athletes from 13 nations competing at Brave 1: Beginning.
BRAVE CF has been the only promotion seen by specialists as one of the fastest-growing MMA organizations in the world within the first year of beginning its operations. During its first two years, BRAVE CF has organized 21 events around the world becoming the only Truly Global MMA promotion in the world. During that period, BRAVE CF also featured the first two World IMMAF Championships outside of the USA, receiving amateur athletes from around the world during the Brave International Combat Week of 2017 and 2018, which culminated in two of the most explosive events in promotional history in Brave 9 and Brave 18.