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Combate Americas 50: Odds & Picks

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Paul Elizondo Jr. returns to the cage at Combate Americas 50. Photo from @CombateAmericas(Twitter)
  • Ignacio Bahamondes headlines the card
  • Paul Elizondo Jr. looks to remain undefeated
  • See the odds and picks for the main card

Combate Americas returns this Friday, Nov. 22 for Combate Americas 50 in Fresno, California.

In the main event, Ignacio Bahamondes battles Salvador Becerra in a pivotal scrap. The card also features Carolina Gallardo, Paul Elizondo Jr., and Kaleio Romero.

Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Salvador Becerra Odds

Fighter Odds
Ignacio Bahamondes +125
Salvador Becerra -155

All odds taken Nov. 19

This should be a very good fight as both Bahamondes and Becerra are both evenly matched. Bahamondes two losses have both come via submission, while just one of Becerra’s losses have come by submission. The fighters like to keep the fight on their feet and use power to search for the knockout punch.

They both have solid experience competing in promotions like LFA, Bellator, and Titan FC, but, from a striking standpoint, Becerra is the more technical striker. He should be able to get in and out and use his jab effectively to edge out a decision win or possibly earn a late finish.

Pick: Salvador Becerra (-155)

Caroline Gallardo vs. Corina Herrera Odds

Fighter Odds
Carolina Gallardo -105
Corina Herrera -135

Both fighters are .500 as Gallardo is 3-3 while Herrera is 4-4-1. It should be a very competitive point as both fighters are evenly matched, but the edge goes to Gallardo as I have just been more impressed by her body of work.

The 23-year-old has a solid submission game so I believe she will be able to take Herrera down to the ground and get a submission win, and at -105 odds, there is value on her.

Pick: Carolina Gallardo (-105)

Adrian Guzman vs. Danny Ramirez Odds

Fighter Odds
Adrian Guzman -255
Danny Ramirez +205

This is a fight for Adrian Guzman to look impress in and take out Ramirez with an impressive finish.

Guzman returned to the win column last time out after a tough submission loss to Jose Estrada in what was a battle of the prospects. The loss set him back a bit but he is looking to reclaim his standing in Combate Americas with another win here.

In this fight, Guzman has four of his five wins coming via stoppage and is known for his striking. However, his ground game has been impressive. Yet, Ramirez is a tough fighter to finish as in five losses he has only be stopped once.

In the end, I think Guzman’s striking will be too much for Ramirez as he will score a second-round TKO win.

Pick: Adrian Guzman (-255)

Paul Elizondo Jr. vs. Trevor Wells Odds

Fighter Odds
Paul Elizondo Jr. -500
Trevor Wells +375

Paul Elizondo Jr. is looking to remain undefeated and prove he is ready for a step-up in competition.

Elizondo Jr. is 3-0 as a pro with his last two wins coming by submission in Combate Americas and his debut win coming by TKO in LFA. The 28-year-old has never lost as he went undefeated as an amateur, and against Trevor Wells will have the advantage on the ground.

In this fight, Elizondo Jr. should look to set up his takedowns with his striking and close the distance and when the fight hits the mat either search for the TKO win or a submission win. Regardless, I believe he will get a stoppage win in the first round.

Pick: Paul Elizondo Jr. (-500)

Kaleio Romero vs. Israel Delgado Odds

Fighter Odds
Kaleio Romero -200
Israel Delgado +160

Kaleio Romero, like Elizondo Jr. in the fight before is looking to prove he deserves a step-up in competition.

Romero comes from a wrestling background but is coming off of his first loss as a pro where he was knocked out in the first round.

Yet, he still has shown promise in his career with all four of his wins coming by stoppage. In this fight, he needs to look to get the takedown and be cautious of Delgado’s power punches, if he can get the fight to the mat he should be able to grind out a decision win.

Pick: Kaleio Romero (-200)</strong

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