Category Archives: Combate Americas

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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Katy ‘Red Dragon’ Collins Road To The Big Shows

Katy ‘Red Dragon’ Collins Road To The Big Shows Katy ‘Red Dragon’ Collins Road To The Big Shows Collins a native of Marked Tree, Arkansas began her fight career back in 2011 & wanted to follow in her brother (Herbert Morgan) footsteps. Collins first 6 amateur fights were very shaky only winning 2 out of 6 fights. Although she never had a real gym or coach to help help her improve her skills. She just wanted to fight & didn’t make a difference who, what or where. She always had the fire it was just non existent during the earlier part of her career. It didn’t even matter what weight she would fight at 155, 145 or whatever. Little over 4 years ago she met up with Branson Fight Club owner/coach after a disappointing 1st round defeat via TKO vs Brittany Dugas at ShoFIGHT 22....

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Tune In: “Combate Americas Azteca” Premieres Tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 3

Tune In: “Combate Americas Azteca” Premieres Tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 3 ***TUNE-IN*** AZTECA AMERICA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT 10 P.M. & TV AZTECA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 AT 11 P.M. COMBATE AMERICAS AZTECA PREMIERES TOMORROW, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 IN THE U.S. Combate Americas named as its president Alberto “El Presidente” Rodríguez, formerly known as Alberto Del Rio on the WWE, last month. Combate Americas is the first U.S. Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise in history, designed to build Latino fighting champions and serve Hispanic fans, TV AZTECA Is one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world, operating two national television networks in Mexico. The live events and weekly series will be featured on both TV Azteca’s Channel 7 in Mexico and Azteca America in the U.S.  Broadcast from Mexico City, the first live event under the new partnership is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19 2017....

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Combate Americas and Azteca Announce TV Partnership, Mexico City Live Event

Combate Americas and Azteca Announce TV Partnership, Mexico City Live Event TV AZTECA AND COMBATE AMERICAS SIGN EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT TO BROADCAST LIVE, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MMA EVENTS IN SPANISH FROM U.S. AND MEXICO LIVE SERIES KICKS OFF WITH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH FROM MEXICO CITY ON JANUARY 19 Azteca’s first MMA programming deal in history also includes weekly series showcasing Combate Americas’ fastest rising stars NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY DF, October 26 — Combate Americas, the premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise, and TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: AZTECA; Latibex: XTZA), one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world, today announced an exclusive, year-long agreement to broadcast live world champion MMA events in the U.S. and Mexico. In addition to monthly live events, the partnership, which marks the first time in history Azteca will carry MMA programming in Mexico, also...

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