On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Combate Americas held Road To The Championship: Hollywood from the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, Calif.

The night’s main event featured a bantamweight match-up between John Castaneda and Federico Lopez. The RFA veteran Castaneda picked up a win at the promotion’s inaugural Road to the Championship event in September, extending his current winning streak to three fights. Lopez, meanwhile, entered his promotional debut having won five straight. The Californian is a veteran of Dream and Shark Fights.

The eight-fight event kicked off with four preliminary card bouts at 9 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card aired live on NBC Universo at 11 p.m. ET.

John Castaneda def. Federico Lopez by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 3, 4:49
Erick Sanchez def. Rudy Morales by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:19
Kyra Batara def. Liz McCarthy by TKO (punches). Round 3, 2:38
Ricky Palacios def. Anthony Paredes by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Nick Piedmont def. Emilo Chavez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Gustavo Lopez def. Joey Ruquet by submission (arm-triangle). Round 2, 4:06
Ramos Cruz def. Jonathan Santa Maria by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 27-30)
Izic Fernandez def. Israel Cruz by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:45

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Born in London, Ontario and raised in Los Angeles, Rob Young has been following the sport of MMA since discovering it through the Ultimate Fighting Championship game for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. In a previous life he produced hip hop music under the pseudonym Polyhedron and now works a day job in sound mixing for TV and film.

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