COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES “COMBATE ESTRELLAS II”
IN MONTERREY, MEXICO ON FRIDAY, APRIL 20
STAR-STUDDED EVENT HEADLINED BY MEXICO-U.S. SHOWDOWN
AS ERIK “GOYITO” PEREZ AIMS FOR REVENGE
IN BANTAMWEIGHT REMATCH WITH D.J. FUENTES
PLUS: “COPA COMBATE” TOURNAMENT CHAMPION
LEVY MARROQUIN FACES RIVAL ALEJANDRO “GALLITO” FLORES
UNDEFEATED “SUPER MELY” MARTINEZ TAKES ON
FRANCES HERNANDEZ IN FEATURED WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT BOUT
NEW YORK – March 15, 2018 – Combate Americas today announced “Combate Estrellas II,” the second installment of a two-part, live television event series featuring a lineup of the premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise’s top estrellas, or “stars,” that will take place at Gimnasio Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, on Friday, April 20.
“Combate Estrellas II” will be headlined by a bantamweight (135 pounds) showdown featuring the homecoming of Monterrey native and world-ranked superstar, Erik “Goyito” Perez (17-6), making his much-anticipated Combate Americas promotional debut in a rematch against U.S. battler and old rival David “D.J.” Fuentes (13-10).
Fuentes, who fights out of McAllen, Texas, defeated Perez by way of third round (3:01) submission (armlock) when the two met on May 28, 2010.
“We are excited to bring Combate Americas to Monterrey, one of the world’s great fight cities, for the first time ever, and to bring one of its most decorated athletes – Erik “Goyito” Perez – home to his fans,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
In the bantamweight co-main event, Levy Saul “El Negro” Marroquin (11-2) of Monterrey will return to action on the heels of his historic and memorable victory of the inaugural “COPA COMBATE” one-night, eight-man, $100,000 grand prize tournament last November 11, to square off with rival, fast-rising star Alejandro “Gallito” Flores (11-1), also of Monterrey.
Marroquin became an overnight Cinderella story in Cancun when he defeated three consecutive opponents – Carlos “Lobo” Rivera (10-3) of Mexico, Marcelo “Pitbull” Rojo (13-5) of Argentina and John “Sexi Mexi” Castaneda(16-3) of the U.S. – to become the 2017 “COPA COMBATE” tournament champion.
Leading off the three-bout live televised main card, the programming information for which will be announced soon, will be a women’s strawweight (115 pounds) matchup between undefeated Melissa “Super Mely” Martinez (3-0) of Mexico City, Mexico, and Francis Hernandez (2-2) of Camuy, Puerto Rico.
Ticket on-sale information as well as the complete preliminary bout card for “Combate Estrellas II” will be announced soon.
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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.