Combate Americas has been embracing the crossover.
The Latin American-based MMA company has featured several pro wrestlers on its roster, including former WWE Champion and Royal Rumble winner Alberto Del Rio taking on Tito Ortiz this weekend. Fightful Select has learned if they have their way, they're not done.
The promotion has spoken with several pro wrestlers about possibly coming in and competing in the MMA world, specifically a few of Latin Descent. This isn't new to Combate Americas. Sexy Star was booked for the Tito Ortiz vs. Alberto Del Rio card as well, and NWA's Thunder Rosa (who performed for Lucha Underground as Kobra Moon), made her MMA debut in November against Nadine Mandiau.
Fightful was told multiple names from the pro wrestling world that have spoken to Combate, but are working to verify those.
Pro Wrestling and MMA have a long marriage, with WWE's roster featuring a plethora of former UFC, Bellator and Strikeforce stars, including Brock Lesnar, Matt Riddle, Bobby Lashley, Shayna Baszler and others.
We'll update this story with additional information as it becomes available to us.
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