August 15, 2019
On Friday, August 23rd, Combate Americas will come to Lake Tahoe for the first time, to present, in conjunction with Tuff-N-Uff, a historic night of mixed martial arts. Two belts will be on the line for the 135 and 145 pound divisions.
The co-main event of the evening will be a featherweight (145 pounds) World Championship Showdown, where Andres “The Bullet” Quintana (18-2) will face Argentina’s Bruno “Aquiles” Cannetti (8-6) in a rematch of epic proportions.
Quintana has already made history in the promotion. The native of New Mexico has been able to achieve milestones never seen before in “La Jaula,” the circular cage of Combate Americas. In Lake Tahoe, he will be looking for something more than a belt.
“The Bullet” won the 2018 Copa Combate, a tournament where eight of the world’s best featherweights met inside “La Jaula.” Quintana had to defeat three opponents in the same night to become the winner of this prestigious and demanding tournament.
The American defeated Cannetti in the semi-finals of the competition, in a controversial duel where Quintana was able to recover after suffering a strong knockdown by the Argentine, to then come back and win by TKO in the first round.
Quintana is second in victories in Combate Americas with eight wins, only behind John Castaneda who has nine victories inside “La Jaula.”
That said, with a victory over Cannetti on August 23rd, Andres Quintana would become the undisputed king of Combate Americas. He would have a championship belt, the conquest of the Copa Combate and the most victories in the promotion, tied with Castaneda.
The Lake Tahoe event will be live on television in the U.S. in Spanish, on both Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and TUDN (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), and live in the U.S. and Canada in English on DAZN (9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT).. The main event will be led by the champion Gustavo Lopez (10-4-1), who will defend his bantamweight title against Joey “El Cazador” Ruquet (7-1).