Brawl almost erupts during Brave 8 weigh-ins; Title fights confirmed
The ceremonial weigh-ins for Brave 8: The Rise of Champions, which took place this Friday in Curitiba, saw the birth of a new rivalry as Middleweights opponents Edilberto Crocotá and Christian Frohlich almost went into a brawl, after the UFC veteran slapped Frohlich in the face during their staredown. Brave officials were quick to dismiss both fighters and the ceremony continued as the two title fights were confirmed.
After accepting to fight for the title on one day’s notice, Guyana’s Carlston Harris tipped the scales at 76,9 kg., confirming his bout for the Welterweight inaugural belt against Englishman Carl “Bomber” Booth, who weighed in at 76,6 kg.
On this Saturday’s main event, the two men involved in the Light Heavyweight title fight weighed in well below the 92,9 kg. limit. Local hero Klidson de Abreu received the biggest cheers from the MMA-crazed crowd and confirmed his official weight at a mere 92 kg. His opponents, Germany’s Timo Feucht weighed in at 92,5 kg.
Two athletes had weight issues and were forced to give away a percentage of their fight purse. Bantamweight Shyudi Yamaguchi, who faces Jose Aldo’s training partner Werlleson Martins, was unable to make the 61,6 kg., tipping the scales at 62,3 kg. Alan Moziel, who kicks things off in the main card against Killys Mota arrived at the early official weigh-in after the time stipulated by CABMMA (Brazilian Athletic MMA Commission) and was equally punished.
Brave 8: The Rise of Champions official weigh-in results:
Light Heavyweight: Klidson de Abreu (92 kg.) x Timo Feucht (92,5 kg.) – Title fight
Welterweight: Carlston Harris (76,9 kg.) x Carl Booth (76,6 kg.) – Title fight
Lightweight: Luan Santiago (70,5 kg.) x Igor Soares (70,7 kg.)
Middleweight: Christiano Frohlich (83,5 kg.) x Edilberto Crocotá (83,9 kg.)
Welterweight: Killys Mota (70,4 kg.) x Alan Moziel (70,5 kg.)**
Light Heavyweight: Johnny Walker (92,3 kg.) x Rodrigo Santos (92,3 kg.)
Bantamweight: Thiago Dela Coleta (61,2 kg.) x Jeremy Pacatiw (61,2 kg.)
Flyweight: Marcel Adur (56,7 kg.) x Ervani Melonio (57,1 kg.)
Welterweight: Wellington Turman (77,55 kg.) x Sérgio de Fátima (76,8 kg.)
Welterweight: Eduardo Ramon (76,8 kg.) x Rogério Santos (77,1 kg.)
Bantamweight: Shyudi Yamaguchi (62,3 kg.)* x Werlleson Martins (61,1 kg.)
Welterweight: Luciano Contini (77,2 kg.) x Diego Gasparetto (77,2 kg.)
Amateur bout: Matheus Correia (61,5 kg.) x Alison Murilo (58,5 kg.)
*Missed weight. Will forfeit 20% of his purse.
**Weighed in after the official weigh-in window. Will forfeit 20% of his purse.