Eidy Macias has been pulled from the Brave Combat Federation 73 card, set to take place on Saturday in Bogota, Colombia, due to a positive pregnancy test, company officials informed MMA Hook on Friday.
Macias had successfully made weight on Friday morning for a strawweight battle against Yasmeli Araque, which was set to be the main card opener at the El Coliseo Salitre arena. Although previous pregnancy tests were negative, the most recent test revealed a positive result.
Despite efforts, Brave CF was unable to secure a last-minute substitute for Araque. The decision was made to compensate both fighters with their show money, according to officials.
Macias expressed her shock at the news, sharing that although she and her partner had once hoped for a child, her dream of becoming a fighter had become her main focus. She reassured fans that she intends to return to the ring and fight for Brave CF in the future, even thanking the organization for their support.
The 24-year-old Ecuadorian fighter joined Brave CF after winning the Inka FC strawweight championship in June, enhancing her professional MMA record to an undefeated 5-0.
Her head coach and husband, Henry Moya, saw the pregnancy as a blessing, acknowledging the opportunity for Macias to heal from injuries and return even stronger. Macias also shared her commitment and excitement for the fight, recounting a series of setbacks including a missed flight and a robbery at the airport.
Yasmeli Araque, with a record of 4-4, had previously fought in the Brave CF in 2019, losing to future UFC fighter Luana Pinheiro but winning three of her last four fights.
The Brave CF 73 event will continue as planned with eight bouts, with the headline fight being a 135-pound title bout between UFC veteran Jose Torres and Nkosi Ndebele.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword Eidy Macias
Why was Eidy Macias removed from Saturday’s Brave CF 73 fight?
Eidy Macias was removed from the Brave CF 73 card in Bogota, Colombia, after a pre-fight test indicated that she is pregnant.
Who was Eidy Macias supposed to fight?
Eidy Macias was scheduled to fight Yasmeli Araque in a strawweight contest.
Will the fighters be compensated despite the cancellation?
Yes, both Eidy Macias and Yasmeli Araque will be paid their show money despite the cancellation of the fight.
What are Eidy Macias’ plans for the future?
Eidy Macias has expressed her intent to return to fighting, and she hopes to fight for Brave CF when she returns. Her pregnancy will also allow her to heal from injuries, and her coach believes she will come back even better.
How did the rest of the Brave CF 73 event proceed?
The Brave CF 73 event proceeded with eight bouts, including a 135-pound title bout between UFC veteran Jose Torres and Nkosi Ndebele.
What is Yasmeli Araque’s fight record?
Yasmeli Araque has a fight record of 4-4. She fought once under the Brave CF banner in 2019, losing to future UFC fighter Luana Pinheiro but winning three of her last four fights.