Olivar signs up with Brave CF, takes on Bontorin

Roderick Osis

FRESH from winning his eighth bout inside the cage last February, Team Lakay fighter Jon Olivar returns to action anew as he takes on another undefeated fighter in Brave Combat Federation.

Olivar earned a first round arm bar win against Norman Agcopra in the main event of Team Lakay Championship 12 at the Baguio Convention Center in Febraury 25 then took off to Brazil for the undercard of Brave CF 3 slated on March 18 at the Max Rosenmann Sports and Leisure Gymnasium, Sao Jose dos Pinhais, Parana, Brazil against Rogerio Bontorin.

Olivar took control of the fight on the mat while unleashing vicious ground and pound against the visiting Norman Agcopra.

The 21–year–old Olivar remains an underdog against the Brazilian Bontorin who has won nine out of his 10 bouts via submission since debuting in April 201, with only one going the distance.

Bontorin is among the top prospect from Brazil who fights out of Gile Ribeiro and Nogchi Team.

Olivar however will rely on his striking skills and ground game as evident in his previous bouts.

Brave 3: Battle in Brazil will be headlined by former UFC fighter Lucas Mineiro and his long-time rival Paulo Bananada who will settle their differences in a 5×5 battle. Brazil’s own Thiago Silva will face Carlston Harris in the co-main event.

Also seeing action in the under card is 22-year-old Julio Cesar Neves who is set to make his long-awaited debut for Brave Combat Federation as he takes on Nate Landwehr, from the United States.

Neves has a in impressive record of 32 wins, with 28 of them coming by way of knockout or submission, and only one loss. The Astra Fight Team’s athlete signed a multi-fight deal with Brave in February, after leaving Bellator with a positive record and beating Ranieri Bueno and Carlisson dos Santos in Brazil.

Landwehr, 28, is Tennessee's number one ranked fighter at the featherweight division with eight wins and only two losses.