Marcelo ‘Pitbull’ Rojo (11-4), is considered one of Combate Americas biggest prospects and following his performance inside “La Jaula” at Combate 12, the matchmakers did not hesitate to include him in what is being billed as the company’s biggest event to date, Combate Clásico.
“I feel very proud of myself, for real,” Rojo said. “So much hard work is paying off, and makes me very happy that people appreciate my work. I would like to continue to my work from in Combate Americas as I did in Combat 12. This will be a very big event and I believe they’ve saved the biggest fights they can for this card.
“Marce” was part of “The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3” and came short in the semifinals. Now, he will be face Molina (1-1), an unexperienced Puerto Rican fighter who will have to use everything in his arsenal to stop him.
“Billy is a good test for me. He is a very hard fighter, dynamic, with good hands and a good chin,” Rojo said. “It also has great height and physical size. It’s going to be a good fight. Lock two lions in a cage and throw a piece of meat in the middle. That’s what’s going to happen in this fight. We are two tough guys that we’re going all in. Do not expect less than that.”
Rojo started his training camp at EntramGym of Tijuana, then migrated to Los Angeles for two weeks under the tutelage of Duane Ludwig, before and finally finishing his camp in the DF (Mexico). All this was in effort to continue with his and “make small improvements throughout his entire game and not rush any particular aspect of his training.”
Rojo isn’t overlooking Molina, but he’s expecting to get the job done inside the distance if he’s a his best.
“I see myself winning, by ko or submission, I’m always looking for the finish,” Rojo said. “If you still don’t know me, July 27 you will do. Just don’t be surprised.”