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A1 Combat 19 Results

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Another weekend of MMA action is about to kick off. This evening, Wheatland CA’s Hard Rock Live is the site for the sold-out A1 Combat 19. Action begins at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT on the promotion’s YouTube channel with the amateur undercard, followed at 10 pm ET/ 7 pm PT with the main card on UFC Fight Pass.

All told, barring any last-minute postponements, the final version of this event will feature 13 bouts, down from the originally scheduled 17.

Friday’s card is the last A1 Combat show to take place for close to two months. After taking the month of April off, Urijah Faber‘s promotion will return to live action on Friday, May 17 for A1 Combat 20 and Saturday, May 25 for A1 Combat 21.

The latter card will feature Urijah Faber’s return to MMA as a competitor versus Jeff Curran (37-18-1 MMA).  More on those cards when the time comes.

Main Event

As far as tonight’s A1 Combat event is concerned, its main card is capped by three championship fights. Your main event of the evening sees the A1 Combat Featherweight Championship at stake between incumbent titleholder Ernie Juarez (7-0 MMA, 4-0 A1 Combat) and challenger Kabul Kaldar (5-2 MMA, 3-1 A1 Combat).

Co-Main Event

Immediately prior to the headliner, the co-main event tonight will see middleweight gold up for grabs. Kevem Felipe (8-6 MMA, 1-0 A1 Combat) will face off against PFL veteran Handesson Ferreira (18-5-1 MMA, A1 Combat promotional debut.) Ferreira is a late replacement for Jason Butcher (15-5 MMA, A1 Combat promotional debut), who withdrew earlier this week after taking ill.

Featured Bout and Rest of the Card

The first title fight of the professional portion of the card is the featured bout matching Namiki Kawahara (7-5-2 MMA, A1 Combat promotional debut) with Anthony Do (8-7 MMA, 0-1 A1 Combat) for the promotion’s strawweight championship.

Beyond the championship fights, you’ll see a contracted catchweight at 140 lbs. between Keenan Lewis (6-5 MMA, A1 Combat promotional debut) and Jessie Rosas (5-0 MMA, A1 Combat promotional debut), a lightweight contest pitting Lucas Martino (4-2 MMA, 0-1 A1 Combat) against Justin Cornell (3-2 MMA, 1-1 A1 Combat), and a catchweight showcase (140 lbs.) versing Brandon Spencer (2-0 MMA, 1-0 A1 Combat) and Pedro Juarez (1-2 MMA, 1-1 A1 Combat).

A1 Combat 19 Results:

Main Card:
Main Event: Ernie Juarez def. Kabul Kaldar by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) for A1 Combat Featherweight Championship
Co-Main Event: Handesson Ferreira def. Kevem Felipe by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)  for A1 Combat Bantamweight Championship
Featured Bout: Namiki Kawahara def. Anthony Do by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) for A1 Combat Strawweight Championship
Keenan Lewis def. Jessie Rosas by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:55 into round one Catchweight: 140 lbs.
Justin Cornell def. Lucas Martino by split decision (27-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Brandon Spencer def. Pedro Juarez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Catchweight: 140 lbs. 
Amateur Prelims:
Featured Prelim: Rafael Vega def. Eddie McCleary by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:11 into round one for A1 Combat Amateur Welterweight Championship
Co-Featured Prelim: Walter Shaw def. Chase Miles by submission (armbar) at 1:19 into round one
 Eric Cortez def. Kevin Falconi by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Connor Galloway def. Kyler Avila by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Michael Pitts def Dominic Hidalgo by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) Catchweight: 165 lbs.
Amarius Taylor def. Michael Seely by TKO (referee stoppage due to uppercut) at 2:31 into round one
Geno Poloni def. Mario Aldana by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) Catchweight: 150 lbs. 

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Drew Zuhosky has been writing about combat sports since May of 2018, coming to MMASucka after stints at Overtime Heroics and Armchair All-Americans. A graduate of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH, Drew is a charter member of the Youngstown Press Club. Prior to beginning his professional career, Drew was a sportswriter for YSU's student-run newspaper, The Jambar, where he supplied Press Box Perspective columns every week.

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