Edmilson “Amazonian Warrior” Freitas, of Alton, takes a right hand to the face by Raymond “The Executioner” Banda of Harlingen during a Comate Americas MMA fight at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Edmilson “Amazonian Warrior” Freitas reacts to a call by the ref during an MMA fight at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. The referee took one point away from Freitas due to blows to the back of Raymond Banda’s head. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Luke Flores of Mission with a flurry of kicks and punches against his opponent Prodigy Clarence Brown of Houston during a lightweight MMA fight at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Raymond “The Executioner” Banda of Harlingen with a right hand punch against Edmilson “Amazonian Warrior” Freitas during an MMA fight at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Luke Flores of Mission locks down his opponent Prodigy Clarence Brown of Houston during a lightweight MMA fight at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Gaston “Tonga” Reyno is lifted by his opponent Rey “The Chosen Warrior” Trujillo after the catchweight MMA bout at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Dulce “Sexy” Garcia and Anali “Star” Lopez exchange punches during a catchweight MMA bout at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Levy Saul “El Negro” Marroquin gets emotional after his MMA catchweight win against Enrique “Baby Bull” Gonzalez at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Meliissa “Super Mely” Martinez on the mat is punished by Desiree “Dirty Dez” Yanez during an MMA straw weight bout at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Daniel Barez attacks his opponent Joao Camilo during a featherweight MMA bout at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Gaston “Tonga” Reyno up ends his opponent Rey “The Chosen Warrior” Trujillo during a catch weight MMA fight at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Daniel Barez attacks his opponent Joao Camilo on the mat during a featherweight MMA bout at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Gaston “Tonga” Reyno pins his opponent Rey “The Chosen Warrior” Trujillo on the mat during a catch weight MMA fight at Payne Arena on Saturday, Dec.7,2019 in Hidalgo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com