October 23, 2021
Pennsylvania’s Montanez, who had not competed since 2019, came out swinging throwing heavy kicks, hooks and hard straight hands, but Hernandez, who has two stoppage victories this year, countered with combinations.
Unfortunately, Hernandez was deducted a point after landing two knees to the groin area in the first round.
Both in the second and third round were mirror images as both fighters continued a flurry of exchanges that echoed the building.
At one point, both fighters stood right in front of each other and kept exchanging continuously which made for an exciting fight, but a decision left to the judges.
Melissa Amaya (1-0) vs Giselle Garcia Villanueva (0-1)
It was both Amaya’s and Villanueva’s professional debut. However, it was short lived for Villanueva as the powerful Amaya won by way of TKO in the first round at 2:11 (referee stoppage).
Right from the start Amaya, smelled blood and went for the attack. Villanueva looked puzzled, while Amaya took advantage and went for the quick finish.
Cristian Barraza (7-4) vs Diego Silva (3-3)
It was an emotional return to la jaula for Cristian Barraza (7-3) who fought for more than a win, but newcomer Diego Silva (3-2) stood in his way.
However, Barraza didn’t give Silva a warm welcome as he submitted his foe 2:01 in the first round.
Coming into the fight, Silva knew that Barraza’s jiu jitsu game was supreme, however, after a short venture in the stand up game, the Chilean quickly went to his bread and butter and landed an arm bar to earn a victory in 2021 and punched his ticket to Copa Combate December 12.
Luis Chavez (1-0) defeated Juan Ramirez (1-2) by way of rear naked choke in the first round at 4:43.
Dorian Ramos (2-0) defeated Isaac Villegas (0-1) at 34 seconds in the second round by way of TKO (punches).
Maximiliano Gonzalez (3-2) defeated Bryce Gamboa (2-1) at 3:54 in the second round by way of rear naked choke.