MANILA, Philippines—Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Jenel Lausa is set to return to active competition after signing a multi-bout deal with BRAVE CF.
The 32-year-old flyweight was once a Pacfic Xtreme Combat flyweight champion, winning the title when he defeated Team Lakay’s Crisanto Pitpitunge in 2016 before he was signed into the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
He had a strong debut in the UFC with a victory over China’s Yao Zhikui but lost his next three bouts including one against Yuta Sasaki in June 2018.
“Coming back to mixed martial arts is really something that I look forward to. I am very grateful for this opportunity, and I value the trust that BRAVE CF has given me,” said Lausa who holds a 7-5 MMA record.
“I am excited to represent my country once again on the global stage of mixed martial arts, and it is with great pride that my return to the sport will take place under the banner of BRAVE CF.”
Apart from MMA, Lausa was also a professional boxer. His last bout was a knockout win over Carlos Lopez in September 2019 to push him to a 10-0-1 record.
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