News Thunder Rosa showed fighting spirit in MMA debut but lost via unanimous decision

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Melissa Cervantes (aka Thunder Rosa, Kobra Moon) made her first trip to La Juala to compete in MMA with Combate Americas. Her debut bout on Nov. 8 did not go her way.

Note: I planned to watch the fight live but was unable. I haven’t come across any highlight clips, so this is the best I could do with the information I could find.

Cervantes showed fighting spirit but lost via unanimous decision.

Nadine Mandiau defeats Melissa Cervantes via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)#CombateSanAntonio pic.twitter.com/pnmOvM5nTG

— Combate Americas (@combateamericas) November 9, 2019
She did a lot better in her MMA debut than a lot of wrestlers turned MMA fighters. @thunderrosa22 is TOUGH! Congrats on making it through all 3 rounds against a tough opponent. This is only the beginning #CombateSanAntonio #combateamericas Edwin (The Ace) Acevedo ♠♥♦♣ on Twitter

— Masked Republic (@maskedrepublic) November 9, 2019
Here is an interview with winner Nadine Mandiau. It has a few action clips spliced in.

"I lost my first pro fight and I used it as fuel." - @TooMuchMandiau #CombateSanAntonio pic.twitter.com/jbcyzJSmQ6

— Combate Americas (@combateamericas) November 9, 2019
Cervantes suffered a cut above her nose during the battle.

Never back down.... #lameramera #Unstoppable pic.twitter.com/iHFPvFvN33

— Thunder Rosa (@thunderrosa22) November 9, 2019
Despite the setback, Cervantes is determined to return to MMA.

Sitting in the ER not feeling defeated but more determined than ever to train even harder! #combateamericas

— Thunder Rosa (@thunderrosa22) November 9, 2019
Cervantes’ return to professional wrestling as Thunder Rosa won’t be a long wait. She is scheduled for Nov. 16 at Ladies Night Out 8.

If video or highlights of the fight get released, we’ll be sure to post an update here.

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