What we learned from “Combate Americas: Mexico vs El Mundo”
Once again, Combate Américas delivered a big card in Mexico, from the Municipal Auditorium of Tijuana, where nine vibrant clashes took place in la jaula.
After having seen the action, we present to you what we have learned after the event “Combate Américas: México vs El Mundo”:
“Cyborg” is a real machine
There was a lot of expectation with Chilean prospect Eduardo Matías “Cyborg” Torres, who was signed by Combate Americas in a series of tryouts made in South America.
Twenty-three-year-old Torres arrived unbeaten in Tijuana, with the mission of showing that his success in the South American circuit could also be imposed in a major league such as Combate Americas, more in a difficult venue as Mexico.
The Chilean obtained the victory in the third round and made a great performance throughout the match, showing good kicks, fluid movement in the cage and total concentration.
Combate Americas + Mexico = Action
Since Combate Americas’ first visit to Mexico in January 2017, the premiere Hispanic mixed martial arts (MMA) franchise in the United States has dispatched impressive action-packed cards, where in every fight, explosiveness and adrenaline are always present.
After 58 total fights of the Hispanic promotion in Mexican soil, the finishing rate shows a stunning 63.7% (37 finishes). If there is a Combate Americas event in Mexico, entertainment is guaranteed.
Andrés Quintana is the #1 featherweight, period.
North American Andrés “The Bullet” Quintana arrived in Tijuana with three impressive wins in a row under the promotional banner of Combate Americas, and with the obligation to confirm that he’s the best featherweight of the organization.
Despite a slow start in the first round, Quintana managed to settle in the fight and dominate an extremely complicated and uncomfortable fighter as it is Marco Antonio Elpidio, to take the win by unanimous decision.
There’s no doubt now, in a stacked 145 division with great talent (Gaston Reyno, Pablo Villaseca, Rafa Garcia, etc); Quintana is the best fighter of Combate’s featherweight category.
This is the real Kazula
Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas arrived at Combate Americas as an unbeaten fighter in 2013, since then it has been expected that the Mexican will become a reference and one of the faces of the organization.
His journey in the promotion has not been easy, he debuted with a loss to José Cáceres (2013) and then fell by split decision against Marco Antonio Elpidio (2017), but since then, we are in the presence of a new “Kazula”.
He defeated Danny Ramírez in 2017 and in “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. El Mundo”, knocked out a world-class veteran such as Mike De La Torre, with a withering head-kick at 18 seconds of round 1.
Now, with certainty, we can say that Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas, is the fighter that was expected from the beginning.
Edgar Chairez has a great future
What Edgar Chairez is doing at age 22 is amazing, he just enters to fight and he finishes, there is no other element in the equation.
The Mexican arrived in Tijuana with two wins in a two Combate Americas presentations, both by finishes in the first round. Guess what, Chairez did it again, this time knocked out his compatriot Beche Cantu at 2:58 of the initial round.
Edgar Chairez is flyweight’s division present and future, the Mexican will be the center of attraction for a while.