On Friday, Sept. 15, Combate Americas traveled to the Splash Kingdom Amphitheater in Redlands, Calif., for Combate 17.

In the evening’s main card, Jose “Froggy” Estrada looked to rebound from his first career loss to Emilio Chavez at Combate 14 against Izic “Lion Heart” Fernandez. Estrada hd finished his first three professional opponents inside of one round. Fernandez, meanwhile, had lost two consecutive fights since earning his first promotional win against Israel Cruz in 2015.

The main card aired live at 11 p.m. ET on Azteca America and ESPN 2 (Mexico).

FULL RESULTS
Rafa Garcia def. Marcos Bonilla by submission (armbar). Round 2, 1:07
Javier Garcia def. Austin Wilson by submission (armbar). Round 2, 3:51
Alex Thompson def. Santiago Díaz by knockout. Round 1, 4:42
Angel Gonzalez def. Julio Aguilera by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
David Duran def. Michael Reyes by split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Ralph Acosta def. Gareth De La Cruz by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:28
Jose Estrada def. Izic Fernandez by TKO. Round 1, 3:59
Brenda Enriquez def. Shyann Farmer by unanimous decision (29-28×3)
Albert Trujillo def. Heber Castillo by unanimous decision (29-26, 28-27, 29-28)

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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