Things didn't go Thunder Rosa's way in her MMA debut.
Rosa, real name Melissa Cervantes, made her MMA debut at Friday's Combate Americas San Antonio show where she was handled by Nadine Mandiau. Rosa couldn't be put away, however, and ended up dropping a 30-27 unanimous decision.
NWA's Joe Galli spoke with Rosa ahead of her fight.
EXCLUSIVE Melissa Cervantes (aka @thunderrosa22) talks her MMA Debut with @combateamericas tonight in San Antonio.— NWA (@nwa) November 9, 2019
Full interview with @JoeGalliNews - https://t.co/lRmepvksB9 pic.twitter.com/MmyWmI00HX
After Friday's fight, Rosa would tweet a picture of herself and get kind words from NWA's Dave Lagana. The aforementioned Joe Galli also shared his thoughts on the fight.
One of the toughest people I know on every level.— David Lagana (@Lagana) November 9, 2019
Getting to spend the last two days with her documenting her journey to the cage.
This woman is very special. And super tough. https://t.co/g1nvsutDOx
The victorious Mandiau earned her first pro win after debuting earlier this year, but had competed five times as an amateur over the previous two years.