BRAVE COMBAT FEDERATION ANNOUNCES FIGHT CARD FOR MEXICO
Brave Combat Federation based in Bahrain has officially announced the main fight card for Brave 7 Mexico. Brave will be holding the event in Mexico on 29th July, 2017 in Plaza de Toros Caliente at Tijuana. The Bahrain based promotion which is an initiative of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, will showcase its pilot event in Mexico featuring Alejandro “Pato” Martínez against Fabian “El Aniquilador” Quintanar in the main event. Brave 7: Untamed marks the first event by the Bahrain based mixed martial arts in Mexico. The previous editions of Brave had extensively featured fighters from Mexico.
The co-main event will feature Chris Padilla and Ivan Castillo. Another anticipated bout will be between Andrew Lagdaan who is nicknamed as the Bull of Philippines challenging Pablo Sabori in a featherweight bout. Andrew is one of mixed martial artists who commands a huge fan following in Philippines.
Alejandro Martínez who will be fighting in the main event had fought in Brave 5: Go for Glory in Mumbai against veteran Paulo Silva. Alejandro was a part of the Ultimate Fighter TV Show. In Mumbai, he challenged the much experienced fighter from Brazil in a back and forth battle. Martinez landed severe leg kicks that dropped the veteran from Brazil, followed by a series of strikes to claim a victory by TKO. Brave’s first Mexican event will take place in Tijuana, home to both Martínez and Quintanar, who faced each other at TUF Latin America 3. “Pato” won the bout by split decision in a war, dubbed the “Fight of the Season”.
The event will also feature the professional debut of Hassan Fakhreddine, who is the younger brother of Mohammed Fakhreddine from Lebanon. Hassan has an amateur boxing record of 16-1 and is billed as one of the most potential strikers from Lebanon.
Brave Combat Federation is one of the fastest growing mixed martial arts promotions based in Middle East. Within a year of incubation, the promotion had held events in Brazil, India, Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Brave has already announced an event in Brazil on 12th August in Taruma, Curitiba. Brave 8: Rise of Champions, which is the second event that is held in Brazil by the promotion will feature two championship title bouts. Apart from these endeavours Bahrain will become the venue for 2017 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA which will be featured in the annual Brave Combat Week which is set to take place from 12th November till 19th November in Bahrain.
Mexico Main Card
Alejandro Martinez (Mexico) vs Fabian Quintanar (Mexico) – Lightweight
Chris Padilla (USA) vs Ivan Castillo (Mexico) – Lightweight
Andrew Lagdaan (Philipines) vs Pablo Fernando Sabori (Mexico) – Feather weight
Antonio Duarte (Mexico) vs Hector Valenzuela (Mexico) – Featherweight
Hassan Fakhreddine (Lebannon) vs Rodrigo Reyes (Mexico) – Welterweight