Combate Americas is continuing their growth globally by making their promotional debut later this month in Peru. The event is going to be headlined by a lightweight division attraction as Rolando Bedoya is in action against Daniel Zellhuber.
The following press release was issued for the event:
COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES DEBUT IN SOUTH AMERICA
WITH LARGEST-SCALE MMA EVENT EVER IN PERU
ON FRIDAY, MAY 31
‘COMBATE PERU’ IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF LIMA
AIRS LIVE ON UNIVISION, UDN AND DAZN
LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
ROLANDO BEDOYA (PERU) VS. DANIEL ZELLHUBER (MEXICO)
FEATHERWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT:
MARLON GONZALES (PERU) VS. PABLO VILLASECA (CHILE)
FEATURED WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT CONTEST:
MARIA PAOLA BUZAGLO (PERU) VS. ALITZEL MARISCAL (MEXICO)
Plus four other bouts announced; Tickets on sale soon
LOS ANGELES – April 29, 2019 – Combate Americas today announced that it will head to South America for the first time ever with the largest-scale Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) live television event in Peru history at Coliseo Manuel Bonilla in the capital city of Lima on Friday, May 31
The flagship show will mark Combate Americas’ entry into a third country and second continent with its live event series that has been garnering momentum.
Headlined by a lightweight (155 pounds) showdown between fast-rising star Rolando Bedoya (11-1) of Lima and undefeated Daniel “Golden Boy” Zellhuber (6-0) of Mexico City, Mex., ‘Combate Peru’ will air live on television 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).
Tickets for ‘Combate Peru’ go on sale soon at Joinnus.com.
“Since establishing the Combate Americas live television event series as a force in both the U.S. and Mexico, we have had our eyes on Peru, a proven hotbed for avid fight fans and fight talent, and are looking forward to bringing to Lima the biggest MMA show the country has ever seen,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
Also announced today was a featherweight (145 pounds) co-main event contest between Lima’s Marlon “Deriko Siete” Gonzales (14-4-2) and Pablo Villaseca (14-5) of Santiago, Chile, who represented their respective countries in the 2018 “COPA COMBATE” one-night, eight-man, $100,000 grand prize tournament last December 7, 2018.
A featured strawweight (115 pounds) contest announced today will pit unbeaten Alitzel Mariscal (2-0) of Zapopan, Jalisco, Mex. against Maria Paola Buzaglo(1-1) of Lima.
In preliminary fight action announced today, Andres “Doble A” Ayala (12-7) of Bogota, Colombia will return to La Jaula in a bantamweight (135 pounds) contest against Lima’s Renzo “El Nene” Mendez (12-6), widely regarded as the number two competitor in his weight class in Peru.
Eduardo “Cyborg” Torres (8-0) of Santiago and Rodrigo 'El Gato Loco" Vera (8-0-1) of Lima will risk their respective, unblemished records against each other in another bantamweight matchup.
Unbeaten, Peruvian-born upstart Dana Zighelboim Grau (1-0) will take a major step up in competition and square off with battle-tested Chilean superstar Jennifer Gonzalez (10-5) at a catchweight of 120 pounds.
Kevin “El Frio” Moreyra (4-2) will set out to defend his hometown of Lima against undefeated, rising star David “Black Spartan” Martinez (3-0) of Mexico City.
Additional bouts for ‘Combate Peru’ 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 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.