BRAVE Combat Federation’s first-ever event in Bogota, Colombia, is one day away, as the fighters have weighed in before fight night and gave the crowd at Centro Comercial San Martin, in the heart of the Colombian capital, one last show before BRAVE 26.
In the main event, Felipe Silva made weight for his Lightweight fight against late-replacement Dumar Roa, who was unable to meet the division’s limit and was fined 20% of his purse. In the staredown, both men showed respect to each other, with Roa showcasing the passion for Colombia, with a speech that touched the crowd.
“I’m here to show that we belong. And that Colombia has its place in this world, and in the MMA scene. I want to show that Colombian fighters have what it takes to compete at the highest level and I won’t stop until everyone is aware of that”.
In the co-main event, Colombian bad boy met his contracted weight for a Lightweight scrap with jiu-jitsu ace Gabriel “Fly”, who is coming up from Featherweight for the challenge. Both men were respectful. The same case was repeated in the other huge bouts for BRAVE 26, including Ilia Topuria x Luis Gomez and Luana Pinheiro x Yasmeli Araque.
BRAVE 26 Weigh-In results:
Lightweight: Dumar Roa (71,4 kg)* x Felipe Silva (70,6 kg)
Lightweight: Jon Zarate (70,5 kg) x Gabriel “Fly” (70,3 kg)
Featherweight: Ilia Topuria (66,2 kg) x Luis Gomez (65,5 kg)
Strawweight: Luana Pinheiro (52 kg) x Yasmeli Araque (51,1 kg)
Bantamweight: Eduardo Mora (61,2 kg) x Juan David Erazo (61,1 kg)
Featherweight: Juan Pablo Mendoza (66 kg) x Hector Gonzalez (64,6 kg)
Lightweight: Yefferson Urea (70,5 kg) x Juan Camilo Rincón (69,2 kg)
Welterweight: Gabriel Bula Baena (77,9 kg)* x Mauricio Otalora (75,7 kg)
Welterweight: Claudio Maestre (77,7 kg)* x Alexis Campos (77,1 kg)
*Missed weight, will forfeit 20% of their purse