ByAmy Kaplan, writer at
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Combate Americas hosted its first card in New York this weekend, "Empire Rising," at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

The event was headlined by what would have been the promotion's first ever title fight -- a bantamweight battle between Gustavo Lopez and John Castaneda. Castaneda took the win, finishing Lopez via TKO in the 4th round, but due to missing weight, he was ineligible to become the division's champion, and the bantamweight title remains vacant.

Check out this exclusive photo gallery of Combate Americas "Empire Rising."

John Castaneda def. Gustavo Lopez

Julian Marquez def. Matt Hamill

Marc Stevens def. Victor Reyna

Jose Ceja def. Irwin Rivera

Paulina Granados def. Jenna Serio

James Rodriguez def. Alex Henry

Matt Almy def. Freddy Arteaga

Amateur Undercard

All photos by Amy Kaplan courtesy of Combate Americas


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