ANNOUNCES NEW MAIN EVENT,
LIVE UNIVISION DEPORTES NETWORK TELECAST OF ‘MEXICO VS USA’ MMA SHOWDOWN FROM SACRAMENTO, CALIF. ON FRIDAY, MAY 11
IN MAIN EVENT BATTLE WITH LISBETH LOPEZ SILVA
LIVE, 90-MINUTE TELECAST BEGINS AT 11 P.M. ET/8 P.M. PT
UNDERCARD TO STREAM LIVE ON UNIVISIONDEPORTES.COM
BEGINNING AT 9:30 P.M. ET/6:30 P.M. PT
FIGHT CARD COMPLETE WITH EIGHT BOUTS
NEW YORK – May 8, 2018 - Combate Americas today announced a new main event and live Univision Deportes Network (UDN) telecast for its ‘Mexico vs. USA’ Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event that will be highlighted by matchups between a collection of prolific, rising stars from Mexico against ferocious combatants from the U.S., in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, May 11.
The live UDN telecast of “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA” will begin at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT from McClellan Conference Center, and will be headlined by a 110-pound catchweight contest between top 20 world-ranked star Lisbeth “Coneja” Lopez Silva (5-3) of Mexico City, Mexico and Brenda Enriquez (1-1) of Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. via Chihuahua, Mexico.
The program will also be available on the Univision Deportes app and www.UnivisionDeportes.com.
The telecast will immediately follow a live stream of the five-bout undercard on www.UnivisionDeportes.com, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.
Enriquez will replace Kyra Batara of Las Vegas, Nevada., U.S. in the main event. Batara was originally slated to face Silva at atomweight (105 pounds), but has withdrawn from the commitment due to a strain in her back and neck.
In the previously announced featherweight (145 pounds) co-main event, knockout artist Horacio “The Punisher” Gutierrez (4-3) of Guadalajra, Jalisco, Mexico will collide with Nate Diaz protégé Chris Avila (5-6) of Stockton, Calif., U.S.
Leading off the live telecast will be a newly announced, lightweight (155 pounds) matchup between aggressive-minded finisher Anthony “The Shark” Avila (15-5) of Sacramento and hard-hitting striker Jose Luis Verdugo (8-4) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
In preliminary bout card action and a fourth matchup pitting fighters from the two neighboring countries against one another, Jose “Manos De Padre” Loera (0-0) of Aguascalientes, Mexico will battle Christian Giovannie (2-2) of Stockton, Calif., U.S. at bantamweight (135 pounds).
Elsewhere in preliminary bout action, unbeaten Kaleio “K.O.” Romero (1-0) of Sacramento will face off with Luis “Lightyear” Vargas (2-2) of San Jose, Calif., U.S. in a lightweight bout.
A 140-pound catchweight contest will see undefeated Andrew “Bulldog” Coyne (2-0) of Sacramento go to war with Roger “Rare Breed” Severson (2-3) of Vallejo.
Combate Americas veteran Jose Aguayo (2-1) of San Ramon, Calif. U.S. will return to La Jaula, the Combate Americas competition cage, to square off with unbeaten Jesse Strader (2-0) of Lancaster, Calif., U.S. in a featherweight tilt.
In women’s strawweight (115 pounds) action, Francis “Hitgirl” Hernandez (2-2) of Camuy, Puerto Rico will make her Combate Americas debut against Shyann Farmer (0-1) of Alamogordo, N.M., U.S.
Priced from $40, tickets for “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA” are on sale at Ticketon.com. Doors at McClellan Conference Center will open for the event at 6 p.m.
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 sports fans worldwide. The Combate Americas franchise includes reality TV programming, live events and mobile programming. The company's CEO, Campbell McLaren, is universally recognized as the co-founder/co-creator of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). New York Magazine described McLaren as "the marketing genius behind the UFC" and Yahoo! Sports proclaimed that he "knows more about the sport than just about anyone in it today." With an unprecedented 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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