Tense staredowns and lunch ‘date’ mark Brave 20 ceremonial weigh-ins
Beautiful Hyderabad is getting ready for the biggest-ever MMA event in India and the city received the warriors that are fighting at this Saturday’s Brave 20 event with open arms as they faced-off with their opponent one last time before fight night. The animated crowd was served with tense staredowns from top to bottom.
Middleweights Sidney Wheeler and Khamzat Chimaev were the main attraction as the prospects faced-off and stayed within an inch of each other. The other tense staredown was between Strawweights Micol di Segni and Maria Ribeiro. The ladies will be a part of the first-ever Brave female fight in India and they tried to get an edge on each other during their face-off.
Meanwhile, co-main event fighters John Brewin and Anas Siraj Mounir were polite with each other, and the duo even arranged a lunch “date” with their respective teams after their bout, which is a candidate for fight of the night.
Three fighters missed weight, with Kantharaj Shankar, Nelson Paes, and Farhad Hazaratzada all being fined for their missteps.
Brave 20 takes place at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, in Hyderabad, India, and will be the second to last Brave Combat Federation event in 2018, as the promotion wraps up an incredible year next week in Saudi Arabia, with Brave 21.
Brave 20 full weigh-in results:
Middleweight: Sidney Wheeler (84.14 Kg) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (83.9 Kg)
Lightweight: John Brewin (70.72 Kg) vs. Anas Siraj Mounir (70.26 Kg)
Bantamweight: Jalal Al Daaja (61.3 Kg) vs. Kantharaj Shankar (62.72 Kg)*
Strawweight: Micol Di Segni (52.52 Kg) vs. Maria Ribeiro (52.56 Kg)
Featherweight: Nelson Paes (66.46 Kg)* vs. Ali Qaisi (66.14 Kg)
Heavyweight: Rob Beech (119.22 Kg) vs. Mandeep Singh (99.94 Kg)
Bantamweight: Kushal Vyas (61.3 Kg) vs. Angad Bisht (61.54 Kg)
Middleweight: Satendar Bankura (81.46 Kg) vs. Oloan Silalahi (84.26 kg)
Lightweight: Farhad Hazratzada (71.38 Kg)* vs. Nidhin Koshy (70.24 Kg)
Flyweight: Sarabjit Singh (56.6 Kg) vs. Satya Behuria (56.8 Kg)
*Missed weight, will be fined