Combate Americas has announced a featherweight clash between promotional stars José “Froggy” Estrada and Levy Marroquin in Monterrey, Mexico on November 17.
Combate Americas has announced a match-up featuring two of their biggest stars, as José “Froggy” Estrada will face Levy Marroquin at featherweight in the main event of their show in Monterrey, Mexico on November 17.
Estrada, 27, is widely seen as one of the biggest stars in Combate Americas. A professional since 2016, he has fought all of his pro bouts inside the Combate Americas cage and is 5-1 in the promotion. He last fought in April where he stopped Rudy Morales in an exciting back-and-forth contest.
It was widely expected that Estrada would be one of the participants of the Copa Combate coming up later this year. Estrada surprised many when he announced last month that he would not be participating in the tournament after publicly trading jabs with fellow stand-out Andrés Quintana.
Levy Marroquin, 23, shocked the MMA world last year when he won the Copa Combate at bantamweight in November as an alternate. In the final, he defeated the tournament favorite and winningest fighter in the company, John Castaneda, by unanimous decision.
Marroquin has not fought since winning the tournament last November. He had been scheduled to compete twice this year, in April and September, but various medical issues removed him from both bouts. Most recently, he was forced to withdraw per doctors orders from his bout with José Alday for the promotion’s inaugural bantamweight championship. The fight with Estrada will be his first fight at featherweight since moving down to bantamweight for the Copa Combate. He last fought at featherweight in June of 2017 in a loss to Quintana.
Other bouts scheduled for the Monterrey card include Irene Cabello against Yajaira Romo and Rodrigo Vargas against Ricardo Arreola.