COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES COMPLETE, NEW 10-BOUT LINEUP
FOR FIRST 2019 MMA EVENT ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
LIVE ON DAZN FROM IN MEXICALI, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
RAFA “GIFTED” GARCIA VS. EDGAR “NASTY BOY” ESCARREGA
JULIANNA “THE VENEZUELAN VIXEN” PEÑA AND MAX BRETOS
TO CALL THE ACTION LIVE ON DAZN
LOS ANGELES – February 5, 2019 – Combate Americas today announced an updated, 10-bout lineup for its first live television Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event of 2019 that will take place at Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico on Friday, Feb. 8, live on DAZN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) in English in the U.S. and Canada.
Calling the action live on DAZN will be MMA superstar Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña alongside play-by-play veteran Max Bretos.
In the previously announced lightweight (155 pounds) main event, undefeated, 24-year-old Cub Swanson-protége Rafa “Gifted” Garcia (8-0) of Palm Springs, Calif., USA via Mexicali will put his perfect record on the line against 29-year-old, hard-hitting rising star Edgar “Nasty Boy” Escarrega (5-2-1) of Ensenada, Baja California.
Originally slated for 11 bouts, the previously announced flyweight (125 pounds) matchup between Jenny Favela (0-0) of Mexicali and Yasmine Jauregui (0-0) of Tijuana, Baja California has been scrapped after Favela withdrew from the commitment.
Additionally, Misael Iñarritu (6-2) of Phoenix, Ariz., USA via Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled lightweight matchup with Alex “Bam” Velasco (7-3) of Ensenada. Velasco will now take on Javier “Blair” Reyes Rugeles (8-2) of Las Vegas, Nev., USA via Bogota, Colombia.
Priced from MX $300, tickets are on sale at CombateAmericas.com/Mexicali.
Doors at Auditorio del Estado will open for the Combate Americas event at 6 p.m. local time, and the first preliminary bout will begin at 7 p.m.
COMPLETE COMBATE AMERICAS FIGHT CARD
LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
Rafa Garcia vs. Edgar Escarrega
FLYWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT:
Edgar Chairez vs. Jose Alejandro Salazar
PRELIMINARY BOUT CARD:
Lightweight: Alex Velasco vs. Javier Reyes Rugeles
Lightweight: Christopher Ortega vs. Jose Antonio Marquez
Lightweight: Saul Cabrera vs. Christian Perez
Atomweight: Laura Huizar vs. Dulce Hernandez
Catchweight (140 pounds): Carlos Ernesto Ochoa vs. Christian Gonzales
Catchweight (130 pounds): Ramon Vizcarra vs. Ernesto Ibarra
Flyweight: Santiago Monreal vs. Heber Castillo
Lightweight: Ramiro Jimenez vs. Jesus Blanco
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ABOUT COMBATE AMERICAS
Combate Americas is the premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise, rapidly becoming the number two sport after soccer, for Spanish speaking fans worldwide. The Combate Americas franchise includes live event and original shoulder programming on some of the biggest television, OTT and digital platforms in Spanish and English, including Univision and Univision Deportes Network (UDN), DAZN, ESPN, GOL and Facebook Watch worldwide. The company also owns and operates a multi-platform media studio, La Jaula Studios.
Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren, also the co-founder/co-creator of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has been described by New York Magazine as “the marketing genius behind the UFC,” while Yahoo Sports has said he “knows more about the sport than just about anyone in it today.” With an unprecedented and cutting edge product and a blue-chip ownership and management team, Combate Americas is poised to break new ground and bring about a new era in world championship level MMA competition.
Globally, DAZN is a live and on-demand sports streaming service created by fans, for fans, that is leading the charge to provide access to sports anytime, anywhere. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, no bundles, just one affordable price for access to all the service’s sports on connected devices including Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles, and PCs. DAZN is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Italy and now the U.S. at just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial – where it is set to become a must-have service for fight fans, with 100+ fight nights already lined up from Matchroom Boxing, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series, Combate Americas, and the newly announced Golden Boy Promotions.