After making his promotional debut with Brave in April, currently on a two-fight win streak, Alejandro “Pato” Martínez has been elevated to the main event of the organization’s biggest-ever show, Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions, set for November 17th, in Bahrain. After admitting he was surprised to be involved in the inaugural Lightweight title bout, the Mexican phenom has vowed to seize the opportunity and become one of Mexico’s biggest-ever MMA fighters.
Martínez says he feels blessed by the chance he has given and claims he was expecting to face either Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady or Alan Omer instead of Ottman Azaitar in a title fight.
“I was surprised with the call. I feel blessed and very happy at this opportunity. I can make history for Mexican MMA by becoming a Brave champion. We were actually expecting a regular fight, against Omer or Al-Selwady but we were able to get this chance and this has given me an extra boost. I’m more motivated and training harder than ever. If I can claim the title, I’ll become the Mexican with the most prestigious world title currently in MMA. And this is just the beginning for me”, claims Martínez.
While the focus has been on the title, “Pato” isn’t overlooking his next opponent. The Mexican Lightweight knows that Azaitar is a menace to his possible reign as champion, but guarantees that he’ll finish the Moroccan within the first two rounds.
“I know he’s a very dangerous fighter. He’s undefeated, with nine wins and there’s a reason he hasn’t lost yet. My coaches have been studying him and we’ll have a great strategy to win this fight. Fans can expect fireworks. People will talk about that fight for a long time and it won’t go past the second round. I’m really well trained and motivated and ready to become a world champion”, vows “Pato”.