The official weigh-ins for Brave’s debut in Mexico took place yesterday Friday August 29, 2017, In Tijuana, Mexico. Six fighters showed on the scale above the required mark, but thankfully for the fans, the headliners Alejandro “Pato” Martinez and Fabian Quintanar hit the mark and confirmed their rematch.
Both Pato and Quintanar weighed 70.6 kg (155.6 pounds), using half of the one-pound tolerance for non-title bouts. This Saturday, the rivals will finally meet again inside the cage to settle one of the hottest rivalries in the Mexican MMA.
The most important name in the six-fighter list is Ivan “Choko” Castillo. Star of the co-main event, Castillo showed up 270 g (0.6 pounds) over the Lightweight division limit. Set for a 140 pounds catchweight bout in the prelims, Daniel Rincón was 2.5 kg over the agreed weight. He had to give 20% of his fight purse to Eduardo Alvarado, as per the Tijuana Athletic Commission rules.
The other four athletes overweight at Brave 7 weigh-ins were: Rodrigo Reyes, Ernesto Galan, Saul Cabrera, and Irving Hernandez. All of them, except Reyes, are competing on the preliminary card.
Also in the limelight, Mohammad Fakhreddine’s younger sibling, Hassan Fakhraddine, successfully made weight as he gets ready for his Mixed Martial Arts debut at tonight’s Brave 7.
The full Brave 7 weigh-in results included:
Lightweight (70.3 kg): Alejandro “Pato” Martinez (70.6 kg) vs Fabian Quintanar (70.6 kg)
Lightweight (70.3 kg): Chris Padilla (70.5 kg) vs Ivan Castillo (71 kg)*
Bantamweight (61.2 kg): Antonio Duarte (61.6 kg) vs Hector Valenzuela (61.2 kg)
Featherweight (65.8 kg): Pablo Sabori (65.8 kg) vs Andrew Lagdaan (65.6 kg)
Welterweight (77.1 kg): Rodrigo Reyes (78.7 kg)* vs Hassan Fakhreddine (77.5 kg)
Catchweight (63. 5 kg): Ernesto Galán (64.7 kg)* vs Marcos Beristain (63.3 kg)
Featherweight (65.8 kg): Irving Hernandez (67.3 kg)* vs Kevin Amador (66.2 kg)
Catchweight (63. 5 kg): Eduardo Alvarado (63.5 kg) vs Daniel Rincón (68 kg)*
Featherweight (65.8 kg): Saul Cabrera (68.7 kg)* vs José Salazar (65.8 kg)
Featherweight (65.8 kg): Victor Tirado (65.4kg) vs Ben Pineda (65.4 kg)