Category Archives: Combate Americas

Combate Americas Announces “Cinco De Mayo” Fight Card For Ventura, Calif.

Combate Americas Announces “Cinco De Mayo” Fight Card For Ventura, Calif. COMBATE AMERICAS  ANNOUNCES NINE-BOUT LINEUP FOR CINCO DE MAYO MMA EVENT IN VENTURA, CALIFORNIA LIVE FROM VENTURA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ON FRIDAY, MAY 5 LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN EVENT: JOSE “FROGGY” ESTRADA VS. EMILIO CHAVEZ Lightweight Co-Main Event: Danny “The Realist” Ramirez vs. Chris “Taco” Padilla Plus: John “Sexy Mexy” Castaneda vs. Chris Beal Alyssa Garcia vs. Sheila Padilla Heinrich Wassmer vs. Freddie Arteaga Tickets for “Combate 14” on sale now NEW YORK – April 25, 2017 – Combate Americas today announced a sensational, nine-bout Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card that will take place at Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, Calif., in celebration of the “Cinco De Mayo” holiday, on Friday, May 5. In the lightweight (155 pounds) main event of “Combate 14,” undefeated, heavy-handed rising star Jose “Froggy” Estrada (3-0) will square off with Emilio...

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COMBATE AMERICAS COMPLETES STACKED, 10-BOUT FIGHT CARD FOR TUCSON, ARIZONA

COMBATE AMERICAS COMPLETES STACKED, 10-BOUT FIGHT CARD FOR TUCSON, ARIZONA COMBATE AMERICAS COMPLETES STACKED, 10-BOUT FIGHT CARD FOR TUCSON, ARIZONA LIVE ON AZTECA AMERICA AND ESPN LATIN AMERICA ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20 Undefeated welterweights Daniel Rodriguez and Joel Champion face off Unbeaten Alesha Zappitella faces Stephanie Alba  in women’s atomweight matchup Tickets for “Combate 13” on sale now NEW YORK – April 6, 2017 – Combate Americas announced today the completion of a stacked, 10-fight lineup for its “Combate 13” Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz. on Thursday, April 20, live on Azteca America and ESPN Latin America (10 p.m. ET). Among the matchups added to finalize the card are a welterweight (170 pounds) showdown between a pair of undefeated, rising stars in Daniel Rodriguez (3-0) and Joel Champion (4-0), neither of whom have been taken the distance of...

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Combate Americas Announces April 20 Live Television Event in Tucson, Arizona

Combate Americas Announces April 20 Live Television Event in Tucson, Arizona COMBATE AMERICAS HITS CASINO DEL SOL IN TUCSON, ARIZONA ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20 LIVE ON AZTECA AMERICA BANTAMWEIGHT MAIN EVENT: ROMAN “EL GALLITO” SALAZAR VS. RICKY “EL GALLERO” PALACIOS Middleweight Co-Main Event: Kobe “The Stunna” Ortiz vs. Eddie “Crazy Face” Arizmendi Plus: Welterweight: Benny Madrid vs. Chad Dietmeyer Bantamweight: Randy Steinke vs. Irwin Rivera Tickets for “Combate13” on sale now NEW YORK – April 3, 2017 – Combate Americas announced today that it will bring its live Azteca America (10 p.m. ET) television event series to Tucson, Ariz. for the first-time ever on Thursday, April 20 with a stacked, 11-bout card at Casino Del Sol, headlined by a bantamweight (135 pounds) showdown between accomplished veteran Roman “El Gallito” Salazar (10-5-1) and knockout artist Ricky “El Gallero” Palacios (7-1). The event, “Combate13,” will also be...

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Erick Gonzalez Interview

Erick Gonzalez Interview Erick Gonzalez Interview What’s up fight fans. Today I will be speaking with Erick “Ghost pepper” Gonzalez. Erick is 6-2 as a professional mixed martial artist and fights under the Combate Americas promotion. He has a fight coming on March 30, 2017 in Tijuana. Let’s take a seat with Erick and learn a little more about him.     Nick:  What does it mean (for you) to be a fighter? Erick:  It allows me to press my boundaries and going into uncomfortable zones to try to improve myself. It is everything to me because it is my life.     Nick:  At what age did you begin your training in  martial arts? Erick:  I went into my first MMA martial arts class at the age of 15. I trained on and off but at the age of 20 I began to train...

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COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES COMPLETE LINEUP FOR TIJUANA, MEXICO ON THURSDAY, MARCH 30

COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES COMPLETE LINEUP FOR TIJUANA, MEXICO ON THURSDAY, MARCH 30 COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES COMPLETE LINEUP FOR TIJUANA, MEXICO ON THURSDAY, MARCH 30 LIVE ON AZTECA AMERICA Bantamweight Main event:  Marcelo “Pitbull” Rojo vs. Iván “El Brasil” Flores Also:  José Alday replaces injured Joey Ruquet, will face Irving Hernández in a featherweight battle Unbeaten Nate Diaz protégés Cristian Díaz and José Aguayo to make their respective debuts in La Jaula   NEW YORK – March 17, 2017 – Combate Americas today announced the completion of a stellar, 11-bout card for its debut in Tijuana, Mexico on Thursday, March 30, live on Azteca America in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m from the Auditorio Municipal. TV Azteca will broadcast “Combate12” in Mexico on Friday at 11:00 p.m., and UFC Fight Pass® will distribute an English-language version of the event as a video on demand (VOD)....

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Combate Americas Announces Four Bouts For Tijuana, Mexico on March 30

Combate Americas Announces Four Bouts For Tijuana, Mexico on March 30 COMBATE AMERICAS RETURNSTO MEXICO WITH HARD-HITTING DEBUT IN TIJUANA ON THURSDAY, MARCH 30 LIVE ON AZTECA AMERICA AND UFC FIGHT PASS®  BANTAMWEIGHT MAIN EVENT: MARCELO “PITBULL” ROJO VS. IVAN FLORES Featherweight Co-Main Event:  Walter Zamora vs. Alex “Gallito” Flores Plus: Erick “Ghost Pepper” Gonzalez vs. Marco Antonio “La Roca” Elpidio Joey “El Cazador” Ruquet vs. Jose Salasar NEW YORK – March 10, 2017 – Combate Americas announced its second event of the year in a Mexican territory – a debut visit to the city of Tijuana – on Thursday, March 30, live on Azteca America (10 p.m. ET/PT) and UFC Fight Pass® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), from Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno. In the bantamweight (135 pounds) main event,  Argentinian Marcelo “Pitbull” Rojo (10-4) will square off with fellow rising star and Monterrey, Mexico...

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Combate Americas Announces Four Bouts For Burbank, California on Feb. 16

Combate Americas Announces Four Bouts For Burbank, California on Feb. 16 COMBATE AMERICAS HITS BURBANK, CALIFORNIA ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16; LIVE ON AZTECA AMERICA AND UFC FIGHT PASS® ATOMWEIGHT MAIN EVENT: KYRA BATARA VS VANESA RICO FERNANDEZ Featherweight Co-Main Event: Erick Sanchez vs. Andres “The Bullet” Quintana Plus: Erick “Ghost Pepper” Gonzalez vs. Danny “The Realist” Ramirez Jose “Froggy” Estrada vs. George Hernandez Tickets for “Combate11” on sale now NEW YORK – January 25, 2017 – Combate Americas today announced the main event – a women’s atomweight (105 pounds) showdown between Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (5-4) and eight-time Spanish national Judo champion Vanesa Rico Fernandez (2-2) – as well as three additional bouts for the league’s 11thlive Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event, which takes place at Burbank Events Center in Burbank, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 16, and airs live on Azteca America (10 p.m. ET/PT) and...

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Finance & Sports Industry Leader Appointed Combate Americas Chairman

Finance & Sports Industry Leader Appointed Combate Americas Chairman   Combate Americas has appointed longtime financial services and sports industry leader and philanthropist Joe Plumeri, its non-executive board of directors chairman.    COMBATE AMERICAS APPOINTS FINANCE AND SPORTS INDUSTRY LEADER JOE PLUMERI BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIRMAN First Data Vice Chairman, former Willis Group Holdings Chairman and CEO, and N.Y. Yankees minor league affiliate team owner sets his sights on the surging Hispanic millennial demographic and world’s fastest growing sport NEW YORK, January 11 — Combate Americas, the premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports and media franchise, today announced the appointment of its lead investor, longtime financial services and sports industry entrepreneur and philanthropist Joe Plumeri, as its non-executive, board of directors chairman. Plumeri, the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for payment processing technology giant First Data, former chairman and CEO of Willis...

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COMBATE AMERICAS: UNDEFEATED BANTAMWEIGHTS MARK DELAROSA AND IVAN HERNANDEZ FLORES FACE OFF IN MEXICO CITY ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 19

COMBATE AMERICAS: UNDEFEATED BANTAMWEIGHTS MARK DELAROSA AND IVAN HERNANDEZ FLORES FACE OFF IN MEXICO CITY ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 COMBATE AMERICAS: UNDEFEATED BANTAMWEIGHTS MARK DELAROSA AND IVAN HERNANDEZ FLORES FACE OFF IN MEXICO CITY ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 FIGHT CARD COMPLETE WITH NINE BOUTS, INCLUDING PROMOTIONAL DEBUT OF UNDEFEATED COMBATE AMERICAS OPEN TRYOUT SIGNEE RAFA “GIFTED” GARCIA LIVE FROM EL PLAZA CONDESA ON AZTECA AMERICA AND UFC FIGHT PASS® NEW YORK – January 6, 2017 – Combate Americas today announced the completion of a stellar, nine-bout Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card, including a bantamweight (135 pounds) showdown between two fast-rising, undefeated stars – Mark “The Bumblebee” Delarosa (7-0) and Ivan “El Brasil” Hernandez Flores (8-0-1) – for the league’s much-anticipated, historic debut in Mexico on Thursday, Jan. 19, live on Azteca America (10 p.m. ET/PT) and UFC FIGHT PASS® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)....

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COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES MAIN EVENT FOR MMA LEAGUE’S HISTORIC MEXICO DEBUT: STEVE SWANSON VS. GUSTAVO LOPEZ

COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES MAIN EVENT FOR MMA LEAGUE’S HISTORIC MEXICO DEBUT: STEVE SWANSON VS. GUSTAVO LOPEZ COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES MAIN EVENT FOR MMA LEAGUE’S HISTORIC MEXICO DEBUT: STEVE SWANSON VS. GUSTAVO LOPEZ LIVE FROM EL PLAZA CONDESA IN MEXICO CITY ON AZTECA AMERICA AND UFC FIGHT PASS® ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 Atomweight Co-Main Event: Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc vs. Lisbeth Lopez Silva Plus: Lightweight:  Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas vs. Marco Antonio “La Rocka” Elipidio Bantamweight: Jose Ceja vs. Joey Ruquet   NEW YORK – January 3, 2017 – Combate Americas today announced four spectacular Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bouts, including a bantamweight (135) main event between rising stars Steve Swanson (14-2) and Gustavo Lopez (6-2) – for the league’s much-anticipated, historic debut in Mexico on Thursday, Jan. 19, live on Azteca America (10 p.m. ET/PT) and UFC FIGHT PASS® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). The event, which will...

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