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

FEATURED BOUTS:

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

 

PRELIMINARY BOUTS:

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.

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