A featherweight division Mexico vs. USA showdown is going to be headlining the September 27 Combate Americas card as Horacio Gutierrez is in action against Chase Gibson. The co-main event of the evening is a bantamweight division attraction as Marcelo Rojo is facing Victor Madrigal.
Combate Americas issued the following press release on the event:
COMBATE AMERICAS RETURNS TO GUADALAJARA
WITH STAR-STUDDED MMA EVENT ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
LIVE ON UNIVISION AND TUDN
NINE BOUTS ANNOUNCED TODAY, INCLUDING
FEATHERWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
HORACIO “THE PUNISHER” GUTIERREZ VS. CHASE “EL GUERO” GIBSON
BANTAMWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT
MARCELO “PITBULL” ROJO VS. VICTOR “EL PERIQUITO” MADRIGAL
FEATURED WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT BOUT:
SARAY OROZCO VS. SILVANA “LA MALVADA” GOMEZ
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
LOS ANGELES – September 3, 2019 – Combate Americas today announced its return to Guadalajara, J.L., Mexico with a star-studded Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card on Friday, Sept. 27, live on television in the U.S. on both Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and TUDN (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) from Foro Sur.
Priced from MX $300, tickets for the Combate Americas live event are on sale at SuperBoletos.com.
In the featherweight (145 pounds) main event and a classic Mexico-USA showdown, Guadalajara hero Horacio “The Punisher” Gutierrez (5-3) will make his long-awaited return to La Jaula, the Combate Americas competition cage, against fellow rising star Chase “El Guero” Gibson (7-3).
“We have a lineup filled with some of the most exciting new stars in our sport and a classic Mexico vs. USA showdown in the main event that will highlight our return to Guadalajara, one of Combate Americas’ favorite cities in Mexico,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
The 28-year-old Gutierrez is a former standout on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America Season 2 competition reality series, and a member of trainer Mike Valle’s burgeoning Valle Flow Striking squad based in Chicago, Ill.
Gutierrez will compete under the promotion of Combate Americas for the first time since being sidelined with a knee injury after his unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz teammate Chris Avila on May 11, 2018.
Gibson, the 29-year-old twin brother of fellow Combate Americas standout and recent main event winner Cooper Gibson, will also see action for the first time in 2019 after sustaining a knee injury.
In his last effort on November 4, 2018, Gibson scored a first round TKO (punches) on Chris Chavez.
The bantamweight (135 pounds) co-main event that Combate Americas announced today for its return to Guadalajara, will see explosive striker Marcelo “Pitbull” Rojo (15-6) take on the versatile Victor “El Periquito” Madrigal (8-2).
The 31-year-old Rojo of Cordoba, Argentina is looking to bounce back from a hard-fought, third round (2:37) submission (arm triangle choke) defeat at the hands of superstar John “Sexi Mexi” Castaneda that snapped Rojo’s two fight win streak achieved with back-to-back first round knockouts.
Madrigal of Guadalajara, on the other hand, is looking to collect his third consecutive victory after the 29-year-old scored a third round (2:14) submission (rear-naked choke) of Christian Quiñonez and a second round (3:50) TKO (punches) on Zebenzui Ruiz on October 26, 2018 and March 8, 2019, respectively.
In a featured, strawweight (115 pounds) contest also pitting fighters from Mexico and Argentina against each other, Saray Orozco (4-3) of Guadalajara will take on Silvana “La Malvada” Gomez (6-2) of San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina.
In addition to the trio of main card bouts, Combate Americas announced the fight card’s first six preliminary bouts, beginning with a flyweight (125 pounds) matchup between unbeaten upstart Axel Osuna (2-0) of Guadalajara and veteran Heinrich Wassmer (6-4) of Los Angeles.
A heavyweight showdown will pit Giovanni “Bam Bam” Sarran (6-3) of Lancaster, Calif. against Alejandro “Goliath” Solorzano (3-2) of Guadalajara.
Cristian Quiñonez (13-3) of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico will take on Mahatma
“La Arana” Chit-Bala Garcia Avalos (9-8-1) of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico at bantamweight.
Unbeaten Bryan Arreaga (1-0) of Guadalajara will square off with Rafael Espino (0-0) of Guadalajara at featherweight.
Adonilton Muniz De Matos Silva (18-7) of Serrinha, Bahia, Brazil will meet Federico Bettancourt (3-6) of Guadalajara in another bantamweight contest.
Making their respective, professional debuts against one another in the women’s bantamweight division, Abigail Montes (0-0) of Guadalajara will face Claudia Zamora (0-0) of Miami, Fla.
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, Pluto TV 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.
TUDN is the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc., the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S. Built around the flagship TUDN cable network, the nation’s No. 1 Spanish-language sports channel, TUDN reaches audiences across Univision’s television portfolio, as well as through the TUDN Radio Network, the TUDN mobile app and TUDN.com. TUDN possesses an industry-leading portfolio of live soccer rights through partnerships with 14 Liga MX clubs, the Mexican Football Federation, US Soccer, UEFA, Concacaf, Major League Soccer, Bundesliga and many more. Visit TUDN.TV for more information.