August 24, 2019
It was a historic night for Combate Americas on their visit to Lake Tahoe, where two World Championships were on the line.
The co-headliner saw Argentine Bruno Cannetti (9-6) become the first featherweight champion in the history of Combat Americas, after defeating the American Andres “The Bullet” Quintana (18-3) by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
The clash offered high caliber action, where Cannetti executed his plan to perfection, attacking with kicks to the legs and achieving effective takedowns.
In the main event, Gustavo Lopez (11-4-1) defended the bantamweight belt for the first time against Joey “El Cazador” Ruquet (7-3) in a dominant way. Lopez provided a strong right hook to knock out his opponent at 1:45 of the very first round.
Gustavo Lopez becomes the first fighter in the history of Combate Americas to successfully defend a championship belt.
Combate Americas: Lake Tahoe results are shown below:
Gustavo Lopez (C) defeats Joey Ruquet via KO (Punch) at 1:45 of R1
Bruno Cannetti defeats Andres Quintana via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jose Luis Verdugo defeats Erick Sanchez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
JJ Torres defeats Cole Jordan via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00 of R2
Owen Craugh defeats Aaron Armijo via TKO (Punches) at 2:33 of R1
Lupita Godinez defeats Felisha Magallan via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)