Combate Americas will present “Estrellas” on Friday, April 12 and in the main event, it is going to be Levy Marroquin taking on Alejandro Flores.
A big debut is happening on the preliminary card as Dulce Maria Garcia, pro wrestling competitor Sexy Star, makes her professional MMA debut against Mariana Ruiz Avila.
Here is a press release from Combate Americas:
COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES ‘ESTRELLAS’
MMA EXTRAVAGANZA LIVE ON UNIVISION, UDN AND DAZN
FROM ARENA SULAIMAN IN MONTERREY, N.L, MEXICO
ON FRIDAY, APRIL 12
EIGHT FIGHTS ANNOUNCED, INCLUDING FEATHERWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
LEVY “EL NEGRO” MARROQUIN VS. ALEJANDRO “GALLITO” FLORES
BANTAMWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT:
JOHN “SEXI MEXI” CASTANEDA VS. MARCELO “PITBULL” ROJO
HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED MMA DEBUT OF LUCHA LIBRE SUPERSTAR AND UNDEFEATED PROFESSIONAL BOXER “SEXY STAR” DULCE MARIA GARCIA
COMBATE AMERICAS DEBUT OF SPANISH WORLD CHAMPION DANIEL BAREZ
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, MARCH 25
LOS ANGELES – March 21, 2019 – Combate Americas today announced its return to Monterrey, N.L., Mex. with it’s second, annual ‘Estrellas’ (‘Stars’) extravaganza, featuring a collection of the premier Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise’s top, world-class fight talent, live in Spanish in the U.S. on both 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), from the historic Arena Sulaiman on Friday, April 12.
Announced today for “Combate Estrellas” were eight star-studded matchups, including a featherweight (145 pounds) main event showdown between superstars and Monterrey-born rivals Alejandro “Gallito” Flores (15-2) and Levy “El Negro” Marroquin (12-2).
The 27-year-old Flores was the runner-up at the 2018 “COPA COMBATE” one-night, eight-man, $100,000 grand prize featherweight tournament last December 7, while Marroquin was the winner of the 2017, inaugural “COPA COMBATE” tournament that took place in the bantamweight (135 pounds) division.
In the “Combate Estrellas” bantamweight co-main event announced today, John “Sexi Mexi” Castaneda (16-4) of Mankato, Minn. will make his much-anticipated return to La Jaula, the Combate Americas cage, against Marcelo “Pitbull” Rojo (15-5) of Cordoba, Argentina.
Priced from $300 MXN, tickets for “Combate Estrellas” will go on sale at Ticketmaster.com on Monday, March 25 am 10 a.m. CT.
Also announced today was a featured matchup between world champion Daniel Barez (10-4) of Valencia, Spain and Ivan Hernandez Flores (10-2-1) of Monterrey.
In preliminary bout action announced today, former Lucha Undergroundchampion and undefeated boxer “Sexy Star” Dulce Maria Garcia (0-0) of Monterrey will make her much-anticipated MMA debut against Mariana Ruiz Avila (0-0) of Monterrey at a catchweight of 118 pounds.
Returning to action will be Joey “El Cazador” Ruquet (6-2) of Las Vegas, Nev. in a bantamweight showdown with Alan “Beche” Cantu (8-5) of Monterrey.
Undefeated Juan Carlos Ramos Diaz (3-0) of Monterrey will face off with Fernando Gonzales Trevino (3-2) of San Jose, Calif. via Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mex. at welterweight (170 pounds).
In lightweight (155 pounds) action, Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas (9-2) of Mexico City, Mex. will battle Ricardo “El Loco” Arreola (6-5) of Monterrey.
Ivan Perez (5-6) of Monterrey will meet an opponent to be announced soon as will Karen Cedillo (1-1) of Monterrey.
Doors at Arena Sulaiman will open for “Combate Estrellas” at 7 p.m. local time, and the first preliminary bout will begin at 8 p.m.
“COMBATE AMERICAS: COMBATE ESTRELLAS” FIGHT CARD
FEATHERWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
Alejandro Flores vs. Levy Marroquin
BANTAMWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT:
John Castaneda vs. Marcelo Rojo
FEATURED FLYWEIGHT BOUT:
Daniel Barez vs. Ivan Hernandez Flores
PRELIMINARY BOUT CARD:
Catchweight (118 lbs.): Dulce Maria Garcia vs. Mariana Ruiz Avila
Bantamweight: Joey Ruquet vs. Alan Cantu
Welterweight: Juan Carlos Ramos Diaz vs. Fernando Gonzales Trevino
Featherweight: Jair Perez vs. Abraham Ernesto Canavati Lozano
Lightweight: Rodrigo Vargas vs. Ricardo Arreola
Strawweight: Karen Cedillo vs. TBA
Lightweight: Ivan Perez vs. TBA
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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.
About Univision Deportes
Univision Deportes is the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and includes UDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the U.S. Univision Deportes’ portfolio of rights includes all 18 teams in Liga MX, the Mexican National Team, the U.S. Men’s & Women’s National Teams, Major League Soccer, Copa MX, Copa Centroamericana, Copa América, CONCACAF Gold Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, international friendlies, select matches from Liga de Ascenso in Mexico, Portuguese First Division, Dutch First Division, FC Barcelona TV and Bayern Munich TV, Mexico’s Campeón de Campeones and SúperCopa, and Formula 1. Univision Deportes is also the exclusive home to shows such as Premios Univision Deportes, Solo Boxeo, Zona NBA, Republica Deportiva and Contacto Deportivo, the highest-rated Spanish-language sports studio show in the U.S., and delivers comprehensive coverage across platforms on all the latest from the NBA, NFL, MLB, and world of boxing.
Globally, DAZN is a live and on-demand sports streaming service created by fans, for fans, that is leading the charge to provide access to sports anytime, anywhere. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, no bundles, just one affordable price for access to all the service’s sports on connected devices including Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Italy and now the U.S. at just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial – where it is set to become a must-have service for fight fans, with 100+ fight nights already lined up from Matchroom Boxing, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series, Combate Americas and the newly announced Golden Boy Promotions.