BRACE New Zealand


BRACE announced today that Matt Cain has joined the MMA promotion to further develop their interests in the growing market of New Zealand. Matt Cain comes to the BRACE team with a wealth of experience within the mixed martial arts industry as a former athlete, coach and promoter and has been instrumental in the growth of the sport in New Zealand.

Matt joins BRACE as the New Zealand General Manager and will continue to build on the reputation and successful events of BRACE in Australia. Matt comments “MMA is a growing sport in New Zealand and with more high profile New Zealand based/born fighters like Mark Hunt, Robert Whittaker, James Te Huna and Dylan Andrews prominent in the UFC now it’s only going to grow. With the Fight Pass deal BRACE has with the UFC I’m excited to be able to kick-start the career of the next big thing out of the New Zealand fight scene.”

Kya Pate, CEO of BRACE said, “Matt was my only choice (for the role). We would not be doing shows in New Zealand without him. Matt is a highly respect industry professional and since the first time I met him after he headlined BRACE 1, back in 2009, we have had a good rapport. His experience, intelligence, and industry insight is a valuable asset to any organisation and I feel completely comfortable having Matt as the BRACE New Zealand General Manager. I expect you will see Matt do fantastic things for New Zealand MMA and really take it to the next level.”

The first event in New Zealand is targeted for BRACE 41, which will be held in June 2016.

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