Combate Americas made its 2020 debut on a high, with eight electrifying fights of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) from the Auditorio del Estado Mexicali, B.C., where champion Rafa “Gifted” García (12-0) maintained his undefeated record against the Peruvian Humberto Bandenay (18-8), to retain his world lightweight championship.

In the co-main event, Edgar Chairez (6-2) defeated David Macias (4-2) by submission (Rear Naked Choke). The young  21-year-old Ana Palacios (4-1-1) saw victory, by submitting Laura Huizar (2-1) in the second round.

The results of Combat Americas: Garcia vs Bandenay are shown below:


Rafa Garcia defeats Humberto Bandenay via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Edgar Chairez defeats David Macias via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:58 of R2

Ana Palacios defeats Laura Huizar via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:03 of R2


Ramiro Jiménez defeats Saúl Cabrera via TKO at 0:21 of R1

Ernesto Ibarra defeats Santiago Monreal via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Cristian Perez defeats Roman Lopez via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:02 of R1

Alessandro Aguilar defeats Gabriel Villanueva via TKO at 2:59 of R1

The bout between Jaime Paullada and LJ Torres ends in a Split Draw (30-27, 28-29,  29-29)