On Saturday, Nov. 11, Combate Americas paid homage to the early days of the UFC when the promotion held a one-night tournament from Cancun, Mexico, the Copa Combate Bantamweight Tournament.
In the night’s main event, the winner of the eight-man, one-night bantamweight tournament, , was crowned. The field of athletes featured fighters from seven different countries, including the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Spain.
The preliminary card aired live at 8:30 p.m. ET on Telemundo Deportes. The main card continued at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and Telemundo.
Levy Saul Marroquin def. John Castaneda by decision – bantamweight tournament final
Melissa Martinez def. Gloria Bravo by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:18
John Castaneda def. Marc Gomez by unanimous decision (29-28×3) – bantamweight tournament semifinal
Levy Saul Marroquin def. Marcelo Rojo by submission (guillotine choke). Round 3, 1:56 – bantamweight tournament semifinal
Marcelo Rojo def. Mikey Erosa by submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:20 – bantamweight tournament quarterfinal
Carlos Rivera vs. Ricky Palacios – bantamweight tournament quarterfinal
Marc Gomez def. Alejandro Abomohor by unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-8) – bantamweight tournament quarterfinal
John Castaneda def. Kevin Moreyra by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:55 – bantamweight tournament quarterfinal
Levy Saul Marroquin def. Carlos Rivera by unanimous decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-8) – bantamweight tournament quarterfinal
Lisbeth Lopez Silva def. Sheila Padilla by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 3:24
Felipe Vargas def. Victor Madrigal by split decision (10-9, 10-9, 9-10) – bantamweight tournament reserve
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