Brave Combat Federation, a mixed-martial arts promoter in the Middle East, has announced details of a four-man tournament with a prize it claims is the most valuable trophy in world sport: a belt made with 6.2kg of solid gold.
The tournament will take place on November 15 in Bahrain, alongside the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s amateur World Championships taking place the same week and at the same location.
BCF is currently inviting fighters to take part, with an entry deadline of October 10. A shortlist of 10 fighters will be announced, and on October 15 it will be narrowed to four. Applicants must have at least one professional fight on their record.
Based on current gold prices, the tournament’s belt will have a value of around $300,000 (€274,000). Brave claims this surpasses the Fifa World Cup trophy, which is made of 5kg of gold, as the most valuable in sport. The winner will also receive a cash prize of $100,000.
BCF was established in 2016 and runs events featuring mixed martial artists from more than 40 nations, from five continents. Its events are aired though multiple media partners including El Rey Network, Combate, Myx TV, S+A ESPN 5, and Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation.