Combate Americas crowns its first ever champion

Jose Alday defeated Gustavo Lopez via Split Decision

Combate Americas in Phoenix, Arizona is history, the Hispanic promotion crowned its first champion, being the Mexican Jose “Pochito” Alday the new king of the bantamweight division (135 pounds).

In a hard-fought duel between Alday and his rival in turn, Gustavo Lopez, the Mexican took the best part, after achieving the triumph by a close split decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).

Also on the card was Tracy Cortez’s TKO victory over opponent her Karen Cedillo at 3:53 of the second round, all after a dominant performance that allowed the Arizona-born fighter to take a convincing win.

Opening the main card, Mexican Rafa “Gifted” Garcia won his eighth consecutive victory,  leaving his record at 8-0, seven of those victories by finish. His opponent was the experienced LaRue Burley, who was defeated by TKO at 2:26 of the first round.

A victory that made everyone jump from their seats was that of Eduardo “El Pube” Alvarado, who connected a strong hook to the liver of his opponent Roman “El Gallito” Salazar, knocking him out at 4:14 of the first round.

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