Greetings fight fans!
We’re still buzzing from the electrifying atmosphere of the A1 Combat’s 12th event that rocked the Hard Rock Cafe in Sacramento, California, this past Saturday, July 22nd. With a night filled with sensational fights, MMA’s rising stars did not disappoint!
In the Amateur 195 lbs category, Ignacio Ureno (@ignacio_lifts) dominated with a stunning TKO via strikes over Juan Delarosa at 1:41 of round 2. Tavious Hunter (@headhunt3rmma) emerged victorious in the 170 lbs division with a unanimous decision over Derek Moon. In an action-packed bout, Gabriel Marquez left a lasting impression with a powerful TKO via strikes over Cristian Alba at 1:39 of round 2.
The Amateur 170 lbs battle saw Dominic Hidalgo earn a unanimous victory over Henry Ganzorig, while in the 135 lbs category, Mason Carzino-Hartshorn won by submission via rear naked choke over Donald Todd.
Meanwhile, Laquan Jenkins (@underrated_702) and Andrew Toste (@toastymma) also clinched unanimous decisions in their respective 135 lbs fights, demonstrating their impressive range of skills and raw determination.
Moving to the Pro ranks, Sczar Charles (@sczarcharles) and Billy Brand (@billmatiq) both secured victories via TKO, showcasing their formidable striking abilities. Carlos Figueroa (@carlosfigueroa135) made a statement with a stunning KO punch, while Ernesto Rodriguez (@estarboy_mma) earned a decisive unanimous decision.
The night’s pinnacle came with our Pro Title fights. Taylor Mauldin (@taylor_mauldin_93) made history with a fantastic submission win via Gogoplata over Laura Gallardo. Following this, Ernie Juarez (@erniejuarez209) took home the 145 lbs title after a unanimous decision victory over previous champ Andrew Coyne.
Congratulations to all our fighters for their incredible performances, and thank you to our fans for the unwavering support. Until next time!