In just 9 days time, Combate Clásico will take place in Mana Wynwood, Miami and it’s been billed as the biggest Combate Americas fight card of all time.
In the build up to fight night, MMAUNO.com are going to be taking you through the fight card and letting you know what’s on the line in each and every single fight.
Remember, Combate Clásico will be streamed on ESPN 3 (United States), ESPN Latinamerica, TV Azteca, Azteca America and The Fight Network.
The first fight of the night will be a light heavyweight bout between Wesley Cantillo (0-1) and Gustavo Trujillo (0-0).
Cantillo made his professional debut back in 2008 when he was defeated by UFC veteran Rodney Wallace under the RFC banner via a unanimous decision. Having made his professional debut vs. Wallace, Cantillo will now 9 years later have his second professional bout against Trujilo.
— Combate Americas (@combateamericas) July 12, 2017
As a Miami native, Cantillo will bring a lot of hometown support to the fight and he’s currently the head coach of Black Sheep MMA in Utah.
Trujillo, 30, will be making his professional debut having gone 2-2 as an amateur.
Training at American Top Team, Trujillo is also a resident of Florida and he started his amateur career in 2015 under the Combat Night banner.
After winning his amateur debut against Ronster Howell at Combat Night 51, Trujillo then faces Denzel Freeman at Combat 54 and lost via unanimous decision. Trujilo then moved onto fight under the XFN promotional banner where he went 1-1 with a victory over Trevor Morien and then a loss to Johnny Eblen in January this year.
— Combate Americas (@combateamericas) July 17, 2017
Both men have now been given the opportunity of a lifetime to open up the biggest Combate Americas fight card of all time. First impressions count for a lot and Cantillo and Trujillo will be looking to catch eye of Combate Americas CEO, Campbell McLaren.