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Erik Perez vs. John Castaneda to Headline Combate Americas ‘Mexico vs. USA’ on Oct. 13

A bantamweight No. 1 contender clash pitting Erik Perez against John Castaneda will headline Combate Americas “Mexico vs. USA” on Oct. 13.
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Combate Americas Results For ‘Mexico Vs El Mundo’

It was “Mexico vs. El Mundo” last night (Fri., May 18, 2018) for Combate Americas inside Auditorio Municipal Tijuana, and let’s just say it was a rough night for “The World.”

That’s because the hometown fighters prevailed over their global rivals — mostly — turning away the likes of Brazil and Spain, though United States proved to be insurmountable thanks to victories from Andres Quintana and Daniel Rodriguez.

Sorry, mi amigos.

Two of the best finishes of the night belonged to Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas and Edgar “Pitbull” Chairez, who ripped through their opponents on the Univision Deportes preliminary card with relative ease.

Check it out:

Complete Combate Americas: “Mexico vs. El Mundo” results below:

145 lbs.: Andres “The Bullet” Quintana def. Marco Antonio “La Roca” Elpidio by unanimous decision

135 lbs.: Eduardo “Cyborg” Torres def. Kevin “Badass” Amador by submission

135 lbs.: Christian “El Taylon” Quiñonez def. Vinicius “Lok Dog” De Oliveira by technical knockout (doctor’s stoppage)

155 lbs.: Jair “El Lupe” Perez def. Jesus “Negro” Blanco by submission

105 lbs.: Yajaira “Shokolate” Romo def. Vanesa “Xiquitina” Rico by technical knockout

155 lbs.: Daniel “D-Rod” Rodriguez def. Alex “Bam” Velasco by submission

125 lbs.: Edgar “Pitbull” Chairez def. Alan “Beche” Cantu by technical knockout

155 lbs.: Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas def Mike “DLT” De La Torre by knockout

115 lbs.: Georgina Almeraz def. Mireia “Baldufa” Garcia by split decision

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Combate Americas Results, GIFs For ‘Mexico Vs USA’

Combate Americas returned to Univision Deportes Network (UDN) on Friday night (May 11, 2018) inside McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, Calif., for its “Mexico vs. USA” live mixed martial arts (MMA) event.

Lisbeth Lopez Silva continued her winning ways and improved to 3-0 inside “La Jaula” by dismantling Brenda Enriquez, who stepped in on super-short notice to replace the injured Kyra Batara.

A sample of the violence below:

Elsewhere on the card, Horacio Gutierrez outworked Chris Avila to cruise to a decision win, while Christian Giovannie and Anthony Avila both did enough on the scorecards to turn away Jose Loera and Jose Luis Verdugo, respectively.

Have a look:

Complete Combate Americas: “Mexico vs. USA” results below:

110 lbs.: Lisbeth Lopez “Bunny“ Silva def. Brenda “Little Hands of Stone” Enriquez by TKO
145 lbs.: Horacio “The Punisher” Gutierrez def. Chris Avila by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Anthony “The Shark” Avila def. Jose Luis Verdugo by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Christian Giovannie def. Jose “Manos De Padre” Loera by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Kaleio “K.O.” Romero def. Luis “Lightyear” Vargas by submission (triangle choke)
140 lbs. Roger “Rare Breed” Severson def. Andrew “Bulldog” Coyne by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Jesse Strader Jose Aguayo by unanimous decision
115 lbs.: Francis “Hitgirl” Hernandez def. Shyann Farmer by submission (rear-naked choke)

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Anthony ‘The Shark’ Avila Taking A Bite Out Of Jose Luis Verdugo At Combate Americas ‘USA Vs Mexico’

Combate Americas “Mexico vs USA” takes place tonight (Fri., May 11), 2018 at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, Calif. on Univision Deportes Network starting at 11 PM ET. MMAmania.com talks to Team Alpha Male fighter Anthony “The Shark” Avila about his featured bout with Jose Luis Verdugo.

Combate Americas “USA vs. Mexico” comes to McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, Calif. tonight (Fri., May 11, 2018). As part of the Univision Deportes Network (UDN) fight card, Team Alpha Male standout Anthony Avila (15-5) and Tijuana-based fighter Jose Luis Verdugo (8-4) collide at 155 pounds.

“The Shark” is on a two-fight win streak dating back to Tachi Palace Fights 32 in 2017, while Verdugo is on a three-fight run over the same span. Avila has been kicking around the sport for a while now, even landing a win in Strikeforce back in 2011, but by some accounts his loss to UFC vet Caol Uno in 2013 was a career setback, snapping a 10 fight tear at the time.

Avila has gone 4-3 since the Uno fight, but with his current winning streak and a chance to showcased on a major card seen on UDN all around the world, now is his time. MMAmania.com recently talked to Avila about his big opportunity and conflicted “USA vs. Mexico” feelings.

“I’m a bit torn you know because I’m Mexican. I’m Mexican, but I was raised in America, so… I’m representing America from being Mexican if that makes any sense. I’m in the middle!”

It should for MMA fans given that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez represents both sides of his heritage as a fighter — American born but the son of a Mexican immigrant. Avila says this show has something for everyone.

“You know you have the Mexican fans, they (Mexican fighters) have a big following in the Latin community, so that’s going bring (those fans) as well the Americans are going to come to see the Americans do well against the Mexicans, so I think it’s a good draw.”

Avila is feeling confident ahead of his time in the spotlight, firm in the belief that Verdugo is a beneficial stylistic match-up.

“He’s a tough guy you know, he’s tough! Big Latin dude, most Mexicans come ready to fight, so I’m expecting a nice war but I don’t see myself losing in any aspect of the fight and I don’t think anyone else should expect that either.”

Verdugo has faced and beaten some well known competition including Estevan Payan, but training at Team Alpha Male gives Avila so much confidence that he hasn’t done any pre-fight scouting.

“I don’t know anything about him. I’ve seen his record as well, but I know he’s a good striker but that’s pretty much as much as I know about him.”

“The Shark” may sound cocksure right now but he was going into the Caol Uno fight too.

“I think if I had won that fight I would definitely be in a different place than I am now. I made some mistakes in that camp and I paid for it with the last few years, but I’m definitely looking to rebound. I’m ON the rebound as we speak.”

If there was one lesson Avila learned from the Uno fight it’s that getting full of yourself and acting like everything is easy comes back to haunt you in a big way.

“You know my head was big, I thought I was a man, I thought I was unbeatable and I wasn’t taking anything serious. I wasn’t cutting weight. I went and hiked Yosemite right before I left. I didn’t respect him. He was an older gentleman so I was like ‘Dude, I can beat this guy.’ I went out there with a shitty weight cut, showed up to Japan 22 pounds overweight and 48 hours (to go). I mean the cards were stacked against me as well. They were trying to send me out the day before the weigh ins, I paid the money to go out just one day before they wanted to send me out, and yeah dude. It was my first time fighting overseas or traveling overseas for that matter and I paid for it.”

Through his long time association with Team Alpha Male, Avila has learned from those mistakes and increased his belief in himself and what he can do in a fight.

“You know it’s fantastic. It’s an ego booster and a confidence booster when you know you’re working out with and against some of the top athletes in the sport. It does really well for you. It helps you sharpen your skills as well as (letting) you know you can compete with some of the best in the world.”

A humbled and hungry Avila has a newfound purpose in Combate Americas, going out there with respect for his opponent and the sport, ready to accept the outcome while giving it his all.

“I appreciate every athlete that actually does compete. We’re in there busting our asses. We’re taking time from our real life, our family, our friends and we’re putting it toward this sport. There’s no shame in a loss. I prefer never to lose but there’s no shame in a loss.”

Whether it’s a win or a loss this week, Anthony “The Shark” Avila will go out and give it his all.

“USA vs. Mexico” airs live on Univision Deportes Network starting at 11 pm ET/8 PT. Audio of this interview is above and coverage of “USA vs Mexico” is right here at MMAmania.com.

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Combate Americas Announces ‘Mexico vs. El Mundo’ Event for Tijuana on May 18

Combate Americas will return to Tijuana, Mexico on May 18 for an event entitled “Mexico vs. El Mundo.”
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UFC Fight Night 114: Sergio Pettis, ‘Fighter To Watch’ tonight in Mexico City

The time has come once again for Sergio Pettis to attempt his long-awaited breakout under the brights lights of the Octagon. After a few missed opportunities in the past, Pettis will get his chance to headline an event later tonight (Sat., Aug. 5, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 114 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico, when he takes on surging flyweight contender Brandon Moreno.

This is not only a huge fight for “The Phenom” as he looks to burst out from behind the shadow of brother Anthony Pettis, but it’s an incredible matchup in a 125-pound division dying for fresh title challengers. Whoever is able to escape UFC Fight Night 114 later this evening will more than likely lock down the chance to fight UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, assuming “Mighty Mouse” is able to get past Ray Borg at UFC 215 on Sept. 9.

Pettis, 23, was one of the most highly-touted prospects in mixed martial arts (MMA) when he made his UFC debut back in 2013. Anthony had given the Pettis family its name in the sport and Sergio was going to take full advantage of that popularity. Unfortunately, “The Phenom” wasn’t able to push his way towards contention with a submission loss to Alex Caceres at bantamweight in 2014 and a knockout loss to Ryan Benoit at flyweight in 2015.

Now that Pettis has won three in a row he’s hoping to become the “new face” of the vastly depleted flyweight division. With youth on his side and an apparent evolution of skill fueling his recent success, Pettis could jump into title contention for the first time with a win over Moreno in Mexico City. If he’s unable to get past “Assassin Baby,” Pettis will be forced back down the flyweight ladder and have his overall potential questioned yet again heading into 2018.

It’s a hell of a lot to think about, especially considering Pettis is competing in his first UFC main event. But if the Duke Roufus protege wants to take the next step towards fighting the pound-for-pound best fighter on the planet he’s going to have to come out victorious in moments like these.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 114 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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UFC Mexico preview: Sergio Pettis ready to become more than just ‘Showtime’s’ little brother

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on television this weekend (Sat., Aug. 5, 2017) with the UFC Fight Night 114 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which features a flyweight main event between Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno, who battle for a spot in the 125-pound title chase.

See the entire fight card and line up here.

Pettis (15-2) entered the promotion with a ton of hype, thanks to his older brother and former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. Unfortunately, not everything went according to plan and Sergio got submitted in his sophomore effort.

Since then, “The Phenom” is 5-1 and coming off three straight wins, and finally able to step out from the shadow of his veteran brother.

“I feel like I’m growing into myself, I’m maturing as an individual and as a martial artist,” Pettis told UFC Tonight. “I’m feeling comfortable out there in the Octagon. In the beginning of my career, I was very timid out there. I feel like I’m expressing myself and having a great time doing it.”

Pettis was last seen turning away former division No. 1 contender John Moraga.

Waiting for him will be the red-hot Moreno (14-3), undefeated inside the Octagon and the winner of 11 straight with eight finishes. No question the winner will move themselves one step close to a division title shot.

But will it be Pettis … or Moreno?

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 114 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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Rashad Evans to Face Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City

Rashad Evans will attempt to halt a three-bout skid when he faces Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City on Aug. 5.
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Rashad Evans to Face Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City

Rashad Evans will attempt to halt a three-bout skid when he faces Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City on Aug. 5.
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Rashad Evans to Face Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City

Rashad Evans will attempt to halt a three-bout skid when he faces Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City on Aug. 5.
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