On Friday, June 21, Combate Americas held its 40th event from the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.

In the evening’s main event, Bellator veteran Cooper Gibson picked up his third straight victory with a first-round submission over Ricky Palacios, who was on an eight-fight winning streak prior to the contest.

The event aired live on DAZN. Check back following the event for the full results.

Cooper Gibson def. Ricky Palacios by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 1, 4:02
Enrique Gonzalez def. Alejandro Martinez by split decision
Desiree Yanez def. Paulina Vargas by technical submission. Round 3, 1:54
Cee Jay Hamilton def. DJ Fuentes by split decision
Juan Gonzalez def. Elias Rodriguez by TKO (elbows). Round 2, 3:01
Jose Flores def. Eduardo Bustillos by technical submission. Round 1, 0:40
Elias Urbina def. Carlos Martinez by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:00
Roy Sarabia def. Isaac Matamoros by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:20
Edmilson Freitas def. David Salazar by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 0:44

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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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