Mexicali, B.C. – February 20, 2020 – Reigning, undefeated Combate Americas World Lightweight (155 pounds) Champion Rafa “Gifted” Garcia (11-0) and his opponent, 2019 “COPA COMBATE” tournament champion Humberto Bandenay (18-7, 1 NC) weighed in at 155 pounds and 154.6 pounds, respectively, today for their highly-anticipated, main event showdown live on television in the U.S. in Spanish on both Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and TUDN USA (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), and in English on AXS TV (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), as well as in Mexico on Televisa Canal 5 (11 p.m. local time) from Mexicali tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 21.
The scheduled women’s strawweight (115 pounds) co-main event between Yasmine Jauregui (4-0) and Lourdes Salcido (2-0) was canceled after Salcido was not cleared medically to compete.
The previously announced women’s atomweight (105 pounds) contest between unbeaten Laura Huizar (2-0) and Ana “Guerrera” Palacios (3-1-1) will replace the strawweight bout on the main card. Huizar weighed in at 105.2 pounds, while Palacios tipped the scale at 105 pounds.
Edgar Chairez (5-2) clocked in at 130.8 pounds, while his opponent, David Macias Ruiz (4-1) weighed in at 129.2 pounds for their scheduled 130-pound catchweight featured contest.
COMBATE AMERICAS: GARCIA VS. BANDENAY
WEIGH IN RESULTS:
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lbs.) MAIN EVENT:
Rafa Garcia (155 lbs.) vs. Humberto Bandenay (154.6 lbs.)
WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT:
Laura Huizar (105.2 lbs.) vs. Ana Palacios (105 lbs.)
FEATURED CATCHWEIGHT (130 LBS.) BOUT:
Edgar Chairez (130.8 lbs.) vs. David Macias Ruiz (129.2 lbs.)
PRELIMINARY BOUT CARD:
Featherweight: Saul Cabrera (147.8 lbs.) vs. Ramiro Jimenez (145 lbs.)
Flyweight: Ernesto Ibarra (125 lbs.) vs. Santiago Monreal (127 lbs.)
Lightweight: Cristian Perez (155.8 lbs.) vs. Roman Lopez Campos (156 lbs.)
Lightweight: Gabriel Villanueva (152.8 lbs.) vs. Alessandro Aguilar (155.6 lbs.)
Light Heavyweight: Jaime Paullada (212.4 lbs.) vs. L.J. Torres (206 lbs.)
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