Title bout announced for Combate Americas debut in New Mexico

Title bout announced for New Mexico debut of Combate Americas

Combate Americas will make history twice on June 28.

First, the promotion will crown their inaugural Featherweight champion and they will do so on their first trip to ‘The Land of Enchantment.’ On Friday, June 28, Combate Americas will be at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

The title bout will be a rematch from the semifinals of the 2018 Copa Combate.  Andres “The Bullet” Quintana and Bruno Cannetti can settle what Cannetti feels is unfinished business. In their first meeting Cannetti stung Quintana with a right hand in the first minute of the fight. Quintana would recover, get back to a vertical base, and send Cannetti to the mat with a two-punch combination, finishing the contest with follow up punches; completing an amazing comeback. Cannetti tried in cage to appeal the stoppage to no success.

In the press release from Combate Americas, the promotions CEO Campbell McLaren said “Andres Quintana’s victory of last year’s ‘COPA COMBATE’ was nothing short of brilliant, but his fight with Bruno Cannetti during the tournament left some unfinished business on the table. There isn’t a better way to settle this rivalry than a rematch with the Combate Americas world title at stake.”

Quintana, a native New Mexican from Roswell, knows the venue well. It’s where Bellator 91 took place and “The Bullet” scored a third round TKO win over Russell Wilson. The 27-year-old started his combat sports journey off in the boxing ring and has racked up nine wins by knockout. A participant in TUF 22, Quintana didn’t make it into the house but has found his stride in Combate Americas going 8-0 to this point.

Gannetti a native of Argentina, was on a three-fight win streak heading into the 2018 Copa Combate. A TKO in his quarterfinals victory, gives the 29-year-old TKO’s in three of his last four wins.

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