Tag Archives: Combate Americas

Combate’s Bantamweight Champion: And Still

When Gustavo Lopez enters ‘La Jaula’, he does something that I have never seen before, from any fighter. Ever. I first noticed it during the second fight against Jose ‘Pochito’ Alday, who at the time held the belt. Lopez would, of course, go on to finish Alday and win the title. I also noticed it again, in his first title defense against Joey Ruquet, on August 23, a VICIOUS first-round knockout which you can see here. Lopez enters […]

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Gustavo Lopez: Combate’s Champion

September 14, 2018…. Gustavo Lopez is called to accept a title fight on short notice, against Jose ‘Pochito’ Alday as part of the Combate Americas promotion. In an exhilarating, controversial fight that went the distance, Lopez lost, via split-decision. Less than three months later, as part of the ‘Copa Combate’, Lopez defeated Vicente Marquez, via a Von Flue Choke, just 50 seconds into the first round. Finally, Lopez had his sights back on Alday, and the belt. […]

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Title bout announced for New Mexico debut of Combate Americas

Combate Americas will make history twice on June 28. First, the promotion will crown their inaugural Featherweight champion and they will do so on their first trip to ‘The Land of Enchantment.’ On Friday, June 28, Combate Americas will be at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The title bout will be a rematch from the semifinals of the 2018 Copa Combate.  Andres “The Bullet” Quintana and Bruno Cannetti can settle what Cannetti […]

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