COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES SIX NEW MATCHUPS
FOR “COMBATE ESTRELLAS I” IN LOS ANGELES ON APRIL 13
JOSE “FROGGY” ESTRADA TO FACE PABLO “GALLO NEGRO” SABORI
IN FEATHERWEIGHT MAIN CARD CONTEST
PLUS PRELIMINARY CARD MATCHUPS:
LIGHTWEIGHT: RAFA “GIFTED” GARCIA VS. CHASE “EL GUERO” GIBSON
ATOMWEIGHT: PAULINA “FIREFOX” GRANADOS VS. SHEILA PADILLA
LIGHTWEIGHT: DANNY “THE REALIST” RAMIREZ VS. ERICK GONZALEZ
LIGHTWEIGHT: JAVIER “EL MARIACHI” GARCIA VS. GABRIEL GREEN
FLYWEIGHT: HEINRICH WASSMER VS. “MALICIOUS” MICHAEL REYES
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
NEW YORK – March 13, 2018 – Combate Americas announced six new matchups today for “Combate Estrellas I,” the premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise’s first live television event of 2018, and the first event of a two-part series featuring a collection of Combate Americas’ top estrellas, or “stars,” that will take place at Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, April 13.
Priced from $40, tickets for “Combate Estrellas I” are on sale at Ticketon.com.
The newly announced bouts include a featherweight (145 pounds) main card battle between fellow rising stars Jose “Froggy” Estrada (4-1), representing the U.S., and Pablo “Gallo Negro” Sabori (8-4) of Mexico.
The matchup between Estrada, 27, who fights out of Ventura, Calif., and the 26-year-old Sabori of Tecate, Baja California, will precede the flyweight (125 pounds) women’s co-main event between five-division world boxing champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano, (0-0) representing Puerto Rico in her much-anticipated MMA rules debut, against Erendira “Aketzaly” Ordoñez (2-1) of Mexico, and the bantamweight (135 pounds) main event rematch between John “Sexi Mexi” Castaneda (16-3), representing the U.S., and Marc “Lufo” Gomez (21-11), representing Spain.
In “Combate Estrellas I” preliminary bout card action, Rafa “Gifted” Garcia (5-0) of Mexico will risk his perfect record in a lightweight (155 pounds) scrap against fellow streaking prospect Chase “El Guero” Gibson (8-2) of the U.S.
A winner of Combate Americas’ first-ever open fighter tryout in 2016, the 25-year-old Garcia of Mexicali, Baja California, has defeated all of his opponents to date by way of submission inside of two rounds, while the 28-year-old Gibson, who fights out of Los Angeles, is a winner of his last five bouts.
In women’s atomweight (105 pounds) action on the preliminary bout card, Paulina “Firefox” Granados (4-3) will battle fellow American Sheila Padilla(3-2).
Lightweight American rivals Danny “The Realist” Ramirez (6-3) and Erick “Ghost Pepper” Gonzalez (7-2) will face each other for the second time, in a grudge bout, just over one year after Ramirez took a unanimous decision from Gonzalez at “Combate 11” on February 16, 2017.
Undefeated Javier “El Mariachi” Garcia (3-0) will collide with fellow American and aggressive-minded finisher Gabriel Green (7-2) in another lightweight affair. Both Garcia and Green have claimed all of their respective victories to date by way of (T)KO or submission.
In a flyweight contest, submission ace Heinrich “Ricky Scraps” Wassmer (6-2) of the U.S. will face “Malicious” Michael Reyes (3-4-1) of the U.S.
UPDATED “COMBATE AMERICAS: COMBATE ESTRELLAS I” FIGHT CARD
Bantamweight Main Event:
John Castaneda (16-3) vs. Marc Gomez (21-11)
Flyweight Co-Main Event:
Amanda Serrano (0-0 vs. Erendira Ordoñez (2-1)
Featherweight: Jose Estrada (4-1) vs. Pablo Sabori (8-4)
Lightweight: Rafa Garcia (5-0) vs. Chase Gibson (8-2)
Atomweight: Paulina Granados (4-3) vs. Sheila Padilla (3-2)
Lightweight: Danny Ramirez (6-3) vs. Erick Gonzalez (7-2)
Lightweight: Javier Garcia (3-0) vs. Gabriel Green (7-2)
Flyweight: Heinrich Wassmer (6-2) vs. Michael Reyes (3-4-1)
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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 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.