Combate Americas will crown a Featherweight Champion June 28th at the Santa Ana Start Center.
The 2018 Copa Combate winner, Andres “The bullet” Quintana (15-2) will rematch Bruno Gannetti (8-6). The two met in the semifinals where Gannetti hurt Quintana early with a right hand. “The bullet” survived to get back to his feet, dropping the Argentine with a right uppercut-left hook combination, and finishing the fight with punches on the ground.
Quintana has been on a tear since joining the promotion going 8-0 with 4 finishes, 2 submissions, & 2 knockouts. Altogether the 27-year-old Luttrell/Yee MMA fighter, has 11 finishes with 9 knockouts. Quintana will be returning to the Santa Ana Star Center, which was where he defeated Russell Wilson by 3rd round TKO at Bellator 91.
Cannetti went into this past Decembers Copa Combate riding a three-fight win streak. Wins over Milton Tellechea Acunha & Robert Fernando Arrua, had both come by TKO. In the quarterfinals “Aquiles” stopped Joey Ruquet by TKO from ground & pound, picking his career 3rd TKO win and 4th career finish.