In front of thousands of fans inside the Save Smart Center in Fresno, California, Anthony “The Shark” Avila (18-5) took a victory over Pablo “El Gallo Negro” Sabori (9-6) in a three round war in the main combat of the night of Combate Fresno .
The product of the “Team Alpha Male” managed to press in the first two rounds connected blows and getting knockdowns, while Sabori , came into rhythm in the third round, where he was the aggressor from start to finish, however, it was not enough to stay with the decision.
With this victory, Ávila gets his second victory in Combate Americas and the second victory over a representative of the Entram Gym , as he had defeated José Luis Verdugo (Sabori’s teammate) in May of last year.
In the co-main bout, former Bellator champion Zoila “The Warrior Princess” Frausto dominated her opponent Jaimee “Quee Nie” Nievera for TKO in just 1:52 of the same round. Frausto , who was fighting in his hometown, returned to MMA in Combate Fresno after three years out of the sport, time that did not seem to affect his skills in the cage.
Combate Fresno was broadcast live on Spanish television in the US. UU both in Univisión and in UDN, and in English for the United States and Canada through DAZN. Fans from the rest of the world could see it on Facebook Watch.
The full results of the second edition of Combate Américas: Mexico vs. USA can be seen below:
Anthony “The Shark” Avila defeated Pablo “El Gallo Negro” Sabori by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Zoila “The Warrior Princess” Frausto defeated Jaimee “Quee Nie” Nievera for TKO (1:52, 1st Assault)
Daniel “D-Rod” Rodriguez defeated Ivan “Choko” Castillo for KO (Knee) (2:31, 2nd Assault)
Steven Bolinger defeated Emilio Horta by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-26)
Marcus Gaines defeated Ozzie Alvarez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Adrian Guzman defeated Ryan “Cowboy” Reneau by TKO (hits) (0:19, 2nd Round)
Hector “El Matador” Fajardo defeated Jose “Stimatik” Avalos by submission (Triangle) (2:04, 2nd Assault)