Combate Americas’ incredible Copa Combate results and highlights

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Combate Americas presented ‘Copa Combate’ on Saturday, November 11th at the Grand Oasis resort in Cancun, Mexico. The event featured a one-night eight-man tournament in the bantamweight division with the winner earning $100,000.

The event was tremendous from start to the perfect, storybook finish, where the local kid is bumped up from an alternate spot the day before, and ends up winning it all.

The show was so great that a fighter who lost in the opening round told me it was the best event he ever took part in. Imagine how the kid from Monterrey, Mexico felt – he won $100,000.

Main Card (Live on NBCSN and Telemundo, 11:30 PM ET)

Bantamweight Tournament Finals

Levy ‘El Negro’ Saul Marroquin (Mexico) defeated John ‘Sexi Mexi’ Castaneda (USA) by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)


Melissa ‘Super Melly’ Martinez defeated Gloria ‘Gloriosa’ Bravo by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 4:18)

Bantamweight Tournament Semi-Finals
-Levy ‘El Negro’ Saul Marroquin (Mexico) defeated Marcelo ‘Pitbull’ Rojo (Argentina) by Submission (Guillotine, Round 3, 1:56)

John ‘Sexi Mexi’ Castaneda (USA) defeated Marc ‘Lufo’ Gomez (Spain) by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Preliminary Card ( and Facebook, 9:00 PM ET)

Tournament Opening Round
-Marcelo ‘Pitbull’ Rojo (Argentina) defeated Mikey ‘El Terrible’ Erosa (Puerto Rico) via Submission (Armbar, 2:20)

Levy ‘El Negro’ Saul Marroquin (Monterrey, Mexico) defeated Carlos ‘Lobo’ Rivera (Mexico City, Mexico) by Unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-8)

John ‘Sexy Mexy’ Castaneda (USA) defeated Kevin ‘El Frio’ Moreyra (Peru) by Submission (Rear Naked Choke, 4:55)

Marc ‘Lufo’ Gomez (Spain) defeated Alejandro ‘The Pitbull’ Abomohor (Colombia) by Unanimous Decision (10-8, 10-9, 10-9)

Prelim Card
-Lisbeth Lopez ‘Bunny’ Silva defeated Sheila Padilla by TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 3:24)
-Felipe Vargas defeated Jose Calvo by Split Decision (Tournament Alternate Bout)