Rafa García (Dave Mandel/Combat Press)

Combate 55 Results: Garcia Bests Bandenay

On Friday, Feb. 21, Combate Americas touched down Mexicali, Mexico, for its 55th event.

In the main event, lightweight champion Rafa García battled UFC veteran Humberto Bandenay. Garcia had rattled off 11 straight victories to open his career, including seven straight under the Combate banner. Bandenay had rebounded since his UFC departure, winning four straight to earn a shot at gold.

The night’s main card aired live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET.


Rafa García def. Humberto Bandenay by unanimous decision – for lightweight title
Edgar Cháirez def. David Macias Ruiz by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:58
Ana Palacios def. Laura Huizar by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:03
Ramiro Jimenez def. Saul Cabrera by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 0:21
Ernesto Ibarra def. Santiago Monreal by unanimous decision
Cristian Perez def. Roman Lopez Campos by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:02
Alessandro Aguilar def. Gabriel Villanueva by TKO. Round 1, 2:59
LJ Torres vs. Jaime Paullada ruled a draw