COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW BOUTS FOR “REINAS DEL COMBATE” MMA EXTRAVAGANZA
COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW BOUTS
FOR “REINAS DEL COMBATE” MMA EXTRAVAGANZA
AT GALEN CENTER IN LOS ANGELES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 26
LIVE ON UNIVISION, UDN AND DAZN
ATOMWEIGHT: PAULINA GRANADOS VS. GLORIA BRAVO
FEATHERWEIGHT: JOSE “FROGGY” ESTRADA VS. ADRIAN GUZMAN
LIGHTWEIGHT: ERICK “GHOST PEPPER’ GONZALEZ VS. “KOREAN GANGSTER” WON SIK PARK
FLYWEIGHT: OSCAR “JACARE” SUAREZ VS. “MALICIOUS” MIKEY REYES
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED STRAWWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
MELISSA “SUPER MELY” MARTINEZ VS. CAROLINE “TAZ” GALLARDO
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
LOS ANGELES – March 28, 2019 – Combate Americas today announced four, new featured Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bouts, including a women’s atomweight (105 pounds) matchup between Paulina “Firefox” Granados (4-3) and Gloria “Gloriosa” Bravo (4-4), for its return to Los Angeles with a star-studded event at Galen Center on Friday, April 26, live on television in Spanish in the U.S. on Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and UDN (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) and in English in the U.S. and Canada on DAZN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
Priced from $20, tickets for “Combate Americas: Reinas del Combate” are on sale at CombateAmericas.com/LA.
The show will be headlined by a previously announced strawweight (115 pounds) showdown between 21-year-old undefeated knockout artist Melissa “Super Mely” Martinez (5-0) of Mexico City, Mex. and Caroline “Taz” Gallardo (3-2) of Chicago, IL. via Santiago, Chile.
Fighting out of San Diego, Calif., Granados is a 31-year-old native of Corpus Christi, Texas and a member of world-renowned fight squad Alliance MMA where she has trained with a host of other female standouts in the sport, including Jessica Penne and Angela Hill.
The 32-year-old Bravo of Santiago, Chile has earned all four of her professional career victories inside of two rounds and by way of armbar submission.
Also announced today was a lightweight (155 pounds) contest between Erick “The Ghost Pepper” Gonzalez (9-3) and “The Korean Gangster” Won Sik Park (14-7-1, 1 NC).
Gonzalez, who is fresh off a devastating, first round (3:45) TKO (strikes) of Alejandro “Pato” Martinez that went viral shortly after the action unfolded in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mex. on March 8
Park, a 32-year-old native of Ulsan, Yeongnam, South Korea, made his Combate Americas debut in stunning fashion, scoring a monstrous, first round (1:48) knockout (flying knee strike and punches) on Jorge Luis Medrano in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico last November 17.
In other action announced today for the Combate Americas card in Los Angeles, featherweight (145 pounds) knockout artist Jose “Froggy” Estrada (5-2) of Oxnard, Calif. will collide with undefeated Adrian Guzman (3-0) of Parlier, Calif.
In flyweight (125 pounds) preliminary bout action, Oscar “Jacare” Suarez (4-2) of Tenerife, Spain will battle “Malicious” Mikey Reyes (5-4) of Oxnard.
For strawweight action, Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (7-4) of Las Vegas, Nev. will face off with Francis “Hitgirl” Hernandez (3-3-0) of Puerto Rico, while unbeaten Yasmine Jauregui (1-0) of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico will face off with Daniela Espinosa of Lake Forest, Calif. in her professional debut.
Additional matchups will be announced soon.
Doors at Galen Center will open for “Combate Americas: Reinas del Combate” at 6 p.m. local time, and the first preliminary bout will begin at 7 p.m.
“COMBATE AMERICAS: REINAS DEL COMBATE” FIGHT CARD
STRAWWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
Melissa Martinez vs. Caroline Gallardo
Strawweight: Kyra Batara vs. Francis Hernandez
Atomweight: Paulina Granados vs. Gloria Bravo
Lightweight: Erick Gonzalez vs. Won Sik Park
Featherweight: Jose Estrada vs. Adrian Guzman
Flyweight: Yasmine Jauregui vs. Daniela Espinosa
Flyweight: Oscar Suarez vs. Mikey Reyes
Bantamweight: Nancy Nava vs. Lucero Acosta
Catchweight: Destiny Vasquez vs. Sidney Trillo
Featherweight: Jesse Trader vs. Michael Jackson
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.