The Combate Americas Flyweight Division has a new addition as the promotion has signed Daniel Barez to a multi-fight contract.
Combate Americas issued the following press release on the signing:
COMBATE AMERICAS SIGNS
SPANISH MMA WORLD CHAMPION DANIEL BAREZ
TO EXCLUSIVE, MULTI-FIGHT PROMOTIONAL AGREEMENT
Flyweight set to debut at “Combate Estrellas”
in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mex. on Friday, April 12
NEW YORK- March 8, 2019 - Combate Americas announced today that it has signed world flyweight (125 pounds) Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion Daniel Barez (10-4) to an exclusive, multi-fight promotional agreement.
The 30-year-old Barez of Valencia, Spain will make his debut in La Jaula, the Combate Americas cage, against Ivan Flores Hernandez (10-2-1) of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mex. on Friday, April 12 at the “Combate Estrellas” event in Monterrey that will officially be announced soon.
“The addition of Daniel Barez, one of the best and most exciting flyweights in the world, yet again reinforces Combate Americas’ commitment to Spain, and to furthering our position as a market leader in the country based on our dominant television ratings there,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
Barez, who holds the BAMMA world flyweight title, is riding a four-fight win streak that extended on January 26 when he submitted Adamson Torbiso with a triangle choke in the first round of action.
To date, Barez has notched 8 of his 10 professional career victories by way of (T)KO or submission.
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.