Combate Americas returns in April

Combate Americas returns in April

By Edward Carbajal

Photo: Combate Americas

Photo: Combate Americas

Combate Americas, the first-ever U.S. Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise founded by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) co-creator Campbell McLaren, today announced the return of its epic, action-packed “Road To the Championship” fight series to NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, with a weekly, one-hour program, beginning Monday, April 18, at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, from Los Angeles, Calif.

We are thrilled to be featured in a new, weekly slot that will allow us to continuously showcase the best and most exciting young Hispanic fighters and future world champions” said McLaren. “Since we launched our franchise, NBC Universo has played an instrumental part in helping Combate Americas engage a national Hispanic audience, so we look forward to returning to their incredible platform, and entertaining and inspiring new and existing MMA fans throughout the U.S.
— Campbell McLaren

30 bouts featuring notable Latino fighters that have trained other the likes of Uriah Faber and Eddie Bravo are set to compete on the weekly show. Professional boxer Ricky “El Gallero” Palacios (5-1 MMA, 2-0-1 boxing) should be of interest to Frontproof Media boxing readers and MMA fans should watch for 10th Planet pupil Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (4-3).

Additional participating fighters and match-ups will be announced soon, as will the Los Angeles location for the kick-off event and host venues for subsequent events.

Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.

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