Top-ten ranked atomweight Alyssa Garcia comments on Friday’s upset loss

Alyssa Garcia, the current number-nine ranked atomweight fighter in the world, suffered an upset defeat this past Friday night at Combate Americas 14 when she was submitted by Sheila Padilla in the very first round by way of an Armbar.

Earlier today, the 23-year-old also known as “Tiny Tim”, took to her social media pages for the first time since the loss to speak to her fans. Take a look at her post below.

This is defeat. This is the game. I have so much support after this lose it amazed me. People are wanting me to lose, they want to see me defeated. I cried, I was angry, and now I’m content. I move on, I evaluate my mistakes and move on. Hats of to my opponent she saw an opportunity and she took it. I’m not injured I’m ok. @combateamericas I’m ready when you are. I will make weight, show up, and do my thing. I’d like to thank my sponsors for all the support and I’m sorry for coming up short. @mrrickalarcon @manny_lermz @defilasport @ikengasports @damagecontrolrx @maywoodboxing @cmmafitness all have been so supportive and such a huge part of all of this. And I want to thank my coach @joshlbarnett and the ##UWFxUSA team for everything without you guys this wouldn’t even be possible! Monday I step into training a different fighter ??”

Garcia is now 3-3-0 in her professional MMA career. She saw her popularity skyrocket following a big victory on December 29th over top ten ranked atomweight, Kanna Asakura. The win put Garcia at number nine in the Women’s MMA World Rankings at atomweight. She was quickly snapped up by Combate Americas, and made her debut for the organization in February, taking out Kaiyana Rain. Her previous losses came to the number-eight ranked Julia Jones and the much larger strawweight competitor, Celine Haga.

Padilla improves her record to 3-1-0. The victory is no doubt a big win for the 35-year-old in her atomweight debut and it could see her enter the atomweight world rankings in the next update. She previously competed as a strawweight and flyweight and made her atomweight debut at the event. She believes she is the best in the world at 105-pounds.

(Click HERE to view the 105-pound atomweight rankings).

Combate Americas 14 took place from the Ventura County Fairgrounds and Events Center in Ventura, California, United States. The prelims were aired live on Combate’s Facebook page, with the main card live on Azteca TV.

Take a look at the original post by Alyssa Garcia below:

This is defeat. This is the game. I have so much support after this lose it amazed me. People are wanting me to lose, they want to see me defeated. I cried, I was angry, and now I'm content. I move on, I evaluate my mistakes and move on. Hats of to my opponent she saw an opportunity and she took it. I'm not injured I'm ok. @combateamericas I'm ready when you are. I will make weight, show up, and do my thing. I'd like to thank my sponsors for all the support and I'm sorry for coming up short. @mrrickalarcon @manny_lermz @defilasport @ikengasports @damagecontrolrx @maywoodboxing @cmmafitness all have been so supportive and such a huge part of all of this. And I want to thank my coach @joshlbarnett and the ##UWFxUSA team for everything without you guys this wouldn't even be possible! Monday I step into training a different fighter 💪🏼

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