LEVY SAUL MARROQUIN EMERGES AS FIRST EVER
COPA COMBATE CHAMPION AND WINS A $100,000 GRAND PRIZE
CANCUN – November 13, 2017 – Combate Americas made history in Cancun, Mexico, with an epic eight man, mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament hosted by Campbell McLaren, where Levy Saul Marroquin, after besting three opponents in the same night, was crowned as the first ever champion and took home a grand prize of $100,000.
Marroquin from Monterrey, defeated fellow Mexican Carlos “Lobo” Rivera via decision in the quarter finals, and then shook the world with a vicious victory over fan favorite Marcelo “Pitbull” Rojo by submission (guillotine).
In the final, the 22-year-old youngster faced Combate America’s all-time winner John “Sexi Mexi” Castaneda, who he defeated via unanimous decision, proclaiming himself as the COPA COMBATE bantamweight champion.
In the co-main event, Mexican knockout artist Melissa “Melly” Martinez once again showcased her world-class level striking, by defeating Chilean Gloria “Gloriosa” Bravo by TKO (strikes). Martinez now has two straight victories under the Combate banner.
COPA COMBATE OFFICIAL RESULTS
Felipe Vargas def. Victor Madrigal by Split Decision (10-9, 10-9, 9-10)
WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT FEATURED BOUT
Lisbeth Lopez Silva def. Sheila Padilla by TKO at 1:24 of R2
COPA COMBATE QUARTER FINALS
Marcelo Rojo def. Mike Erosa by Submission (armbar) at 2:20 of R1
Levy Saul Marroquin def. Carlos Rivera by Unanimous Decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-8)
John Castaneda def. Kevin Moreyra by Submission (Rear-naked choke) at 4:55 of R1
Marc Gomez def. Alejandro Abomohor by Unanimous Decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-8)
COPA COMBATE SEMI-FINALS
Levy Saul Marroquin def. Marcelo Rojo by Submission (Guillotine) at 1:56 of R3
John Castaneda def. Marc Gomez by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT
Melissa Martinez def. Gloria Bravo by TKO (Head kick and punches) at 4:18 of R1
COPA COMBATE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Levy Marroquin def. John Castaneda by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)