Meet “El Presidente” of Combate Americas
By Edward Carbajal
During Tuesdays media day for Combate Nueve that takes place Friday October 14 from the Turning Point Casino in Verona, New York Combate Americas CEO, Campbell McLaren announced that Alberto Del Rio is now President of Combate Americas. Del Rio had served as a commentator when the promotion launched and was offered the position when his WWE contract expired.
McLaren now refers to him as Alberto “El Presidente” when he made the announcement. Combate Nueve: Empire Rising will be the first event he is presiding in his new role. Del Rio is known mostly for his time in professional wrestling but he also has an amateur wrestling background and has fought in MMA before its rise in popularity. He fought under the name “Dos Caras” in Japan.
The main event will feature John “Sexy Mexy” Castaneda versus Gustavo Lopez for the first ever bantamweight champion. Combate Americas airs on UFC Fight Pass live this Friday at 7pm ET.
Check out the announcement video below:**
**Video added 10/13**