COMBATE AMERICAS SIGNS MMA STAR
GASTON “TONGA” REYNO
TO EXCLUSIVE, MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT
NEW YORK – APRIL 6, 2018 – Combate Americas today announced the signing of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) featherweight (145 pounds) star Gaston “Tonga” Reyno (7-2) to an exclusive, multi-year promotional contract.
The 5-foot-10, 31-year-old Reyno, who hails from Montevideo, Uruguay, will make his promotional debut for Combate Americas on a May date to be announced soon.
“We are proud to welcome Gaston Reyno, one of the most exciting fighters from South America, to the Combate Americas roster,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
Reyno is a seasoned, multiple-time champion in Muay Thai, kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do, and has competed across four different continents – North America, South America, Asia and Australia.
To date, Reyno has notched all of his professional victories by way of (T)KO or submission, including his latest conquest, a first round (2:30) TKO (punches) of Henri Kakiuchi of Japan in a main event contest in Punta Del Este, Uruguay on February 13.
In Combate Americas, Reyno joins a stacked and ferociously competitive featherweight division that includes knockout artists Andres “The Bullet” Quintana and Jose “Froggy” Estrada of the U.S.; recently signed Horacio “The Punisher” Gutierrez, undefeated Rafa “Gifted” Garcia and Pablo “El Gallo Negro” Sabori of Mexico; and Pablo Villaseca of Chile.
The 2018 Combate Americas live television event series begins on Friday, April 13 with a live Univision (12 am ET/12 am PT) and Univision Deportes Network (12 am ET/9 pm PT) broadcast of “Combate Estrellas I” from The Shrine in Los Angeles, Calif.
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.