Combate Americas is returning to Los Angeles this April with “Reinas Del Combate,” which will feature Melissa Martinez faces Caroline Gallardo in the main event.
The following press release was issued by Combate Americas:
COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES RETURN TO LOS ANGELES
WITH ‘REINAS DEL COMBATE’ LIVE MMA EXTRAVAGANZA
AT GALEN CENTER ON FRIDAY, APRIL 26
STRAWWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
MELISSA “SUPER MELY” MARTINEZ VS. CAROLINE “TAZ” GALLARDO
FEATURED STRAWWEIGHT BOUT:
KYRA “MOGWAI” BATARA VS. ANGELA “YOUR MAJESTY” MAGANA
PLUS: ZOILA FRAUSTO, ERICK “THE GHOST PEPPER” GONZALEZ,
JOSE “FROGGY” ESTRADA AND PAULINA GRANADOS ALL SLATED FOR ACTION
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
LOS ANGELES – March 13, 2019 – Combate Americas today announced its return to Los Angeles with another stellar Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) live event that will be headlined by a strawweight (115 pounds) showdown between undefeated knockout artist Melissa “Super Mely” Martinez (5-0) and Caroline “Taz” Gallardo (3-2) at Galen Center on Friday, April 26.
Priced from $30, tickets for “Combate Americas: Reinas del Combate” are on sale at CombateAmericas.com/Reinas.
The 21-year-old Martinez of Mexico City, Mexico has been an unstoppable force in her first five professional MMA starts to date, notching all but one of her victories by way of (T)KO inside of two rounds, with her Muay Thai-based striking power.
Fighting out of Chicago, Ill., Gallardo is a 22-year-old native of Santiago, Chile looking for her fourth consecutive win since she submitted Alejandra Orozco with an armbar in the first round (2:41) of their matchup last August 18.
In a featured strawweight contest announced today, 24-year-old, former Eddie Bravo protégé and submission specialist Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (7-4) of Las Vegas, Nev. will make her long-awaited return to action against former The Ultimate Fighter reality television series contestant Angela “Your Majesty’ Magaña (11-10) of San Juan, P.R.
Also announced today as participating competitors for the Combate Americas event were former world champion and flyweight (125 pounds) superstar Zoila “The Warrior Princess” Frausto of Madera, Calif.; lightweight (155 pounds) rising star Erick “The Ghost Pepper” Gonzalez (8-3) of Redondo Beach, Calif.; explosive featherweight (145 pounds) Jose “Froggy” Estrada of Oxnard, Calif.; and atomweight (105 pounds) scrapperPaulina “Firefox” Granados of San Diego, Calif., all of whom will face opponents to be announced soon.
In undercard action announced today, undefeated Charisa Sigala (4-0) will collide with Francis “Hitgirl” Hernandez (2-2) in another strawweight contest, while unbeaten Yasmine Jauregui (1-0) of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico will face off with Daniela Espinosa (0-0) of Lake Forest, Calif.
Additional matchups will be announced soon.
Doors at Galen Center will open for “Combate Americas: Reinas del Combate” at 6 p.m. local time, and the first preliminary bout will begin at 7 p.m.
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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.