Combate Americas made its 2020 debut with eight electrifying fights of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) from the Auditorio del Estado Mexicali, B.C. The event took place on Friday, February 21, 2020.
Champion Rafa “Gifted” García (12-0) maintained his undefeated record against the Peruvian Humberto Bandenay (18-8), to retain his world lightweight championship.
In the co-main event, Edgar Chairez (6-2) defeated David Macias (4-2) by submission (Rear Naked Choke). The young 21-year-old Ana Palacios (4-1-1) saw victory, by submitting Laura Huizar (2-1) in the second round.
Combat Americas: Garcia vs Bandenay results:
Rafa Garcia defeats Humberto Bandenay via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Edgar Chairez defeats David Macias via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:58 of R2
Ana Palacios defeats Laura Huizar via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:03 of R2
Ramiro Jiménez defeats Saúl Cabrera via TKO at 0:21 of R1
Ernesto Ibarra defeats Santiago Monreal via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Cristian Perez defeats Roman Lopez via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:02 of R1
Alessandro Aguilar defeats Gabriel Villanueva via TKO at 2:59 of R1
The bout between Jaime Paullada and LJ Torres ends in a Split Draw (30-27, 28-29, 29-29)