Alejandro “Pato” Martínez settled a rivalry during the Brave 7: Untamed main event, last Saturday, in Tijuana, Mexico, but is ready to start a new one. After submitting Fabian “El Aniquilador” Quintanar in the second round, the Mexican had words for Abdulkareem Al Selwady and Alan Omer, two of Brave’s best Lightweights.
While “Pato” is only three fights into his professional career, he has impressed both times he entered the Brave cage: before locking in a fight-ending rear-naked choke in Quintanar, Martínez TKO’d veteran Paulo “Bananada” Silva at Brave 5: Go For Glory, last April, in India. And the Lightweight prospect guarantees he’s ready for higher ranked opponents after going 2-0 in his two promotional bouts.
“Of course winning my second fight in a row I think about fighting for the title but there’s a fighter in special, Al-Selwady, and how we say here in Mexico: let’s go to war! And they all fear me. If this is in the past, Alan Omer, I want you!”, claims Martínez.
Before calling out Omer and Al-Selwady, “Pato” had to go through Quintanar. They first met during the third season of reality show The Ultimate Fighter Latin America. In their exhibition fight, Martínez won a split decision in a bout which won the accolade of “Fight of the Season”. However, “Pato” is relieved to have finished “El Aniquilador” this time around.
“I felt really good while striking and grappling. And that’s how the MMA fighters are, we have to be well-rounded, and I knew I was a superior fighter. And I hope now everybody’s happy because it was pretty clear that I won”, says.
After its first Mexican event, Brave Combat Federation is set to go back to Brazil in two weeks’ time for Brave 8: The Rise of Champions. On August 12th, Curitiba will meet two new champions as Light Heavyweights Klidson Abreu and Timo Feucht fight for the divisional title and Lebanon’s Mohammad Fakhreddine meets Englishman Carl Booth for the Welterweight belt.