COMBATE AMERICAS COMPLETES 10-BOUT MMA CARD FOR
FIRST ALL-WOMEN’S LINEUP IN HISTORY ON BROADCAST TELEVISION
AT GALEN CENTER IN LOS ANGELES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 26
AIRS LIVE ON UNIVISION, UDN AND DAZN
KYRA BATARA NOW FACES FRANCIS HERNANDEZ
AFTER ANGELA MAGAÑA WITHDRAWS FROM BATARA BOUT DUE TO INJURY
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED STRAWWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
MELISSA “SUPER MELY” MARTINEZ VS. CAROLINE “TAZ” GALLARDO
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
LOS ANGELES – April 23, 2019 – Combate Americas today announced the completion of a stacked, 10-bout lineup for its much-anticipated “Cricket Wireless Presents Combate Americas: Reinas” Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) extravaganza that takes place at Galen Center on Friday, April 26, and that will mark the first time in history that an all-women’s lineup of bouts airs live on broadcast television.
“Cricket Wireless Presents Combate Americas: Reinas” airs live on television in Spanish in the U.S. on Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and UDN (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), and in English in the U.S. and Canada on DAZN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
The show will be headlined by the previously announced strawweight (115 pounds) showdown between undefeated, 21-year-old sensation Melissa “Super Mely” Martinez (5-0) of Mexico City, Mex. and fellow rising star, 22-year-old Caroline “Taz” Gallardo (3-2) of Chicago, Ill. via Santiago, Chile.
Announced today was a new strawweight (115 pounds) matchup between Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (7-4) and Francis “Hitgirl” Hernandez(3-3).
Batara of Las Vegas, Nev. was originally slated to square off with Angela “Your Majesty” Magaña(11-10), but Magaña has been forced to withdraw from the commitment due to a back injury.
Hernandez of Little Rock, Ark. via Camuy, Puerto Rico was originally scheduled to meet Charisa Sigala (4-0). Sigala has been re-scheduled to compete on the Combate Americas fight card in Stockton, Calif. on Friday, May 10.
Also announced today was a featherweight (145 pounds) preliminary bout between Jesse Strader(3-1) of Palmdale, Calif. and Michael Jackson(1-3) of Hawthorne, Calif., and two amateur women’s matchups – a 120 pound catchweight affair between Destiny Vazquez (0-0) of Antelope Valley, Calif. and Sidney Trillo (2-1) of Santa Ana, Calif., and a bantamweight (135 pounds) tilt between Nancy Nava (0-0) of Palmdale and Lucero Acosta (0-0) of El Centro, Calif.
Priced from $20, tickets for “Cricket Wireless Presents Combate Americas: Reinas” are on sale at CombateAmericas.com/LA.
Doors at Galen Center will open for the event at 6 p.m. local time, and the first preliminary bout will begin at 7 p.m.
“CRICKET WIRELESS PRESENTS COMBATE AMERICAS: REINAS” FIGHT CARD
STRAWWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
Melissa Martinez vs. Caroline Gallardo
FEATURED AND PRELIMINARY BOUTS:
Strawweight: Kyra Batara vs. Francis Hernandez
Atomweight: Paulina Granados vs. Gloria Bravo
Flyweight: Yasmine Jauregui vs. Daniela Espinosa
Lightweight: Erick Gonzalez vs. Won Sik Park
Featherweight: Jose Estrada vs. Adrian Guzman
Flyweight: Oscar Suarez vs. Mikey Reyes
Featherweight: Jesse Strader vs. Michael Jackson
Catchweight (120 lbs.): Destiny Vazquez vs. Sidney Trillo
Bantamweight: Nancy Nava vs. Lucero Acosta
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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 fans worldwide. The Combate Americas franchise includes live event and original shoulder programming on some of the biggest television, OTT and digital platforms in Spanish and English, including Univision and Univision Deportes Network (UDN), DAZN, ESPN, GOL and Facebook Watch worldwide. The company also owns and operates a multi-platform media studio, La Jaula Studios.
Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren, also the co-founder/co-creator of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has been described by New York Magazine as “the marketing genius behind the UFC,” while Yahoo Sports has said he “knows more about the sport than just about anyone in it today.” With an unprecedented and cutting edge 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.