Category Archives: Combate Americas

COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES “COMBATE CLÁSICO” MMA EVENT STREAMING LIVE ON ESPN3 THURSDAY, JULY 27

COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES “COMBATE CLÁSICO” MMA EVENT STREAMING LIVE ON ESPN3 THURSDAY, JULY 27 NEW YORK – July 18, 2017 – Combate Americas, in conjunction with Relevent Sports, today announced another industry first with its “Combate Clásico” professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) live television event streaming on ESPN3 and via the ESPN app (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) from inside the renowned Mana Wynwood in Miami, Fla. on Thursday, July 27. “We are thrilled to collaborate with ESPN for Combate Clásico” said Combate Americas CEO and UFC co-founder Campbell McLaren. “Combate Clásico is the MMA version of ‘El Clásico,’ with rival fighters from Barcelona and Madrid facing off against each other in our main event.” In addition to streaming live on ESPN3, “Combate Clásico” will broadcast live on ESPN in Latin America. The “Combate Clásico” live MMA event will be part of a nearly week-long...

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Retired Women’s MMA Star Named Combate Americas Fight Director

Retired Women’s MMA Star Named Combate Americas Fight Director Retired, former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world champion Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc has been appointed Combate Americas Fight Director.  Photo credit: Fred Siegel/Combate Americas, LLC COMBATE AMERICAS NAMES NICDALI RIVERA-CALANOC FIGHT DIRECTOR Former MMA world champion becomes the first Mexican American woman  In history to lead matchmaking efforts for a combat sports franchise NEW YORK – July 13, 2017 – Combate Americas has named retired, former women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world champion Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc, a Fight Director for the Hispanic sports and media franchise. The appointment makes Rivera-Calanoc the first Mexican American woman in history to be charged with leading recruitment and matchmaking efforts for a combat sports organization. Based in Las Vegas, Nev., Rivera-Calanoc, a training partner of former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) world champion Miesha Tate, will be responsible for managing the rapidly expanding field of women athletes that...

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Combate Americas superstar Ricky “El Gallero” Palacios returns to action at “Combate Clascio”at Mana Wynwood in Miami on July 27

COMBATE AMERICAS ADDS FIVE NEW BOUTS TO STACKED “COMBATE CLÁSICO” LINE UP IN MIAMI ON THURSDAY, JULY 27 July 11, 2017 – Combate Americas and Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, today announced five new marquee bouts to its upcoming “Combate Clásico” professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event in Miami, Fla., on Thursday, July 27. Making his return to the Combate Americas cage La Jaula is top-ranked bantamweight (135 pounds) star Ricky “El Gallero” Palacios (8-1), who will move up to the featherweight (145 pounds) division for the second time in his Combate Americas career to face his toughest test to date – two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran and Nate Diaz protégé, Chris Avila (5-4) of Stockton, Calif. “This is shaping up to be our most stellar fight card, from top to bottom, to date. With the matchup between Ricky Palacios and Chris Avila, we are destined for another memorable night...

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“Combate Clasico:” Women’s Grudge Match is on in Miami on July 27!

“Combate Clasico:” Women’s Grudge Match is on in Miami on July 27! COMBATE AMERICAS ADDS KYRA BATARA VS. VANESA RICO ATOMWEIGHT GRUDGE MATCH TO “COMBATE CLÁSICO” ON JULY 27 IN MIAMI Tickets for “Combate Clásico” on sale now NEW YORK – July 6, 2017 – Combate Americas today announced the highly-anticipated atomweight (105 pounds) showdown pitting grappling sensation Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (5-4) against Judo black belt Vanesa Rico (2-2) at the upcoming “Combate Clásico” 10-bout professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event in Miami, Fla., on Thursday, July 27, televised live on Azteca America and ESPN LATAM. Tickets for “Combate Clásico” are on sale online at Ticketon.com. Nearly six months after failing to make weight for her Combate 11 main event, the 22-year-old Batara (5-4) of Las Vegas, Nev., a protégé of jiu-jitsu legend Eddie Bravo, will risk her undefeated record in La Jaula, the Combate Americas cage, at Miami’s Mana Wynwood venue, following a bitter rivalry...

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RELEVENT SPORTS AND COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCE GROUNDBREAKING PARTNERSHIP FOR “COMBATE CLASICO” ON THURSDAY, JULY 27

RELEVENT SPORTS AND COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCE GROUNDBREAKING PARTNERSHIP FOR “COMBATE CLASICO” ON THURSDAY, JULY 27 RELEVENT SPORTS AND COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCE GROUNDBREAKING PARTNERSHIP FOR “COMBATE CLASICO” ON THURSDAY, JULY 27 FIGHTERS FROM BARCELONA AND MADRID FACE OFF IN A LIVE MMA TELEVISION EXTRAVAGANZA TWO DAYS BEFORE FC BARCELONA AND REAL MADRID FACE OFF IN EL CLASICO MIAMI Tickets for “Combate Clasico” on sale now   NEW YORK – June 2, 2017 – Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, and Combate Americas today announced a groundbreaking partnership to produce “Combate Clasico,” a spectacular, world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) live television event in Miami, Fla. on Thursday, July 27. Tickets for “Combate Clasico” are on sale online at Ticketon.com. In the main event of a 10-bout affair that takes place at Mana Wynwood, the two premier, pound-for-pound fighters from rival cities in Spain – Abner “Skullman”...

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Combate Americas Returns To Mexico City June 30; First Three Fights Announced

Combate Americas Returns To Mexico City June 30; First Three Fights Announced Danny “The Realist” Ramirez (pictured) will collide with Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas in the lightweight main event of “Combate 15” in Mexico City, Mexico on Friday, June 30. COMBATE AMERICAS RETURNS TO MEXICO CITY ON FRIDAY, JUNE 30 LIVE ON AZTECA AMERICA LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN EVENT: RODRIGO “KAZULA” VARGAS VS. DANNY “THE REALIST” RAMIREZ Featherweight Co-Main Event: Levy “El Negro” Marroquin vs. Andres “The Bullet” Quintana Featured Women’s Strawweight Bout: Melissa “Melly” Martinez vs. Yajaira “Shokolate” Romo Tickets for “Combate 15” on sale soon NEW YORK – May 25, 2017 – Combate Americas will make its highly-anticipated return to Mexico City, Mexico, with a stacked lineup of professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) action at the storied Salas de Armas on Friday, June 30, live on Azteca America at 10 p.m. ET. In the “Combate 15”...

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Combate Americas Announces “Cinco De Mayo” Fight Card For Ventura, Calif.

Combate Americas Announces “Cinco De Mayo” Fight Card For Ventura, Calif. COMBATE AMERICAS  ANNOUNCES NINE-BOUT LINEUP FOR CINCO DE MAYO MMA EVENT IN VENTURA, CALIFORNIA LIVE FROM VENTURA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ON FRIDAY, MAY 5 LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN EVENT: JOSE “FROGGY” ESTRADA VS. EMILIO CHAVEZ Lightweight Co-Main Event: Danny “The Realist” Ramirez vs. Chris “Taco” Padilla Plus: John “Sexy Mexy” Castaneda vs. Chris Beal Alyssa Garcia vs. Sheila Padilla Heinrich Wassmer vs. Freddie Arteaga Tickets for “Combate 14” on sale now NEW YORK – April 25, 2017 – Combate Americas today announced a sensational, nine-bout Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card that will take place at Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, Calif., in celebration of the “Cinco De Mayo” holiday, on Friday, May 5. In the lightweight (155 pounds) main event of “Combate 14,” undefeated, heavy-handed rising star Jose “Froggy” Estrada (3-0) will square off with Emilio...

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COMBATE AMERICAS COMPLETES STACKED, 10-BOUT FIGHT CARD FOR TUCSON, ARIZONA

COMBATE AMERICAS COMPLETES STACKED, 10-BOUT FIGHT CARD FOR TUCSON, ARIZONA COMBATE AMERICAS COMPLETES STACKED, 10-BOUT FIGHT CARD FOR TUCSON, ARIZONA LIVE ON AZTECA AMERICA AND ESPN LATIN AMERICA ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20 Undefeated welterweights Daniel Rodriguez and Joel Champion face off Unbeaten Alesha Zappitella faces Stephanie Alba  in women’s atomweight matchup Tickets for “Combate 13” on sale now NEW YORK – April 6, 2017 – Combate Americas announced today the completion of a stacked, 10-fight lineup for its “Combate 13” Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz. on Thursday, April 20, live on Azteca America and ESPN Latin America (10 p.m. ET). Among the matchups added to finalize the card are a welterweight (170 pounds) showdown between a pair of undefeated, rising stars in Daniel Rodriguez (3-0) and Joel Champion (4-0), neither of whom have been taken the distance of...

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Combate Americas Announces April 20 Live Television Event in Tucson, Arizona

Combate Americas Announces April 20 Live Television Event in Tucson, Arizona COMBATE AMERICAS HITS CASINO DEL SOL IN TUCSON, ARIZONA ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20 LIVE ON AZTECA AMERICA BANTAMWEIGHT MAIN EVENT: ROMAN “EL GALLITO” SALAZAR VS. RICKY “EL GALLERO” PALACIOS Middleweight Co-Main Event: Kobe “The Stunna” Ortiz vs. Eddie “Crazy Face” Arizmendi Plus: Welterweight: Benny Madrid vs. Chad Dietmeyer Bantamweight: Randy Steinke vs. Irwin Rivera Tickets for “Combate13” on sale now NEW YORK – April 3, 2017 – Combate Americas announced today that it will bring its live Azteca America (10 p.m. ET) television event series to Tucson, Ariz. for the first-time ever on Thursday, April 20 with a stacked, 11-bout card at Casino Del Sol, headlined by a bantamweight (135 pounds) showdown between accomplished veteran Roman “El Gallito” Salazar (10-5-1) and knockout artist Ricky “El Gallero” Palacios (7-1). The event, “Combate13,” will also be...

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Erick Gonzalez Interview

Erick Gonzalez Interview Erick Gonzalez Interview What’s up fight fans. Today I will be speaking with Erick “Ghost pepper” Gonzalez. Erick is 6-2 as a professional mixed martial artist and fights under the Combate Americas promotion. He has a fight coming on March 30, 2017 in Tijuana. Let’s take a seat with Erick and learn a little more about him.     Nick:  What does it mean (for you) to be a fighter? Erick:  It allows me to press my boundaries and going into uncomfortable zones to try to improve myself. It is everything to me because it is my life.     Nick:  At what age did you begin your training in  martial arts? Erick:  I went into my first MMA martial arts class at the age of 15. I trained on and off but at the age of 20 I began to train...

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