Telemundo Broadcasts of Combate Americas Deliver Highest-Rated MMA

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TELEMUNDO DEPORTES’ BROADCASTS OF COMBATE AMERICAS DELIVERS HIGHEST-RATED MMA SHOWS OF SUMMER AND FALL 2017 ON SPANISH LANGUAGE TELEVISION

NEW YORK, NY – December 13, 2017 –Combate Américas’ “COPA COMBATE” and “Combate 19: Queen Warriors” that aired live on Telemundo on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Dec. 1, respectively, delivered the two largest audiences for MMA shows in the summer and fall of 2017, on Spanish-language television in the U.S.

“COPA COMBATE,” which marked Combate Americas’ premiere on Telemundo, airing at 11:30 p.m. ET10:30 p.m. CT on November 11, delivered an average of 280,000 total viewers, 137,000 adults 18-49 and 70,000 adults 18-34. The show increased the network’s 18-34 audience in that time slot by 30 percent, and by 10 percent among adults 18-49, compared to the four prior Saturdays.

Meanwhile, “Combate 19: Queen Warriors,” which aired live on Telemundo at 12:00 a.m. ET/11:00 p.m. CT on December 1, delivered an average of 293,000 total viewers, 156,000 adults 18-49 and 73,000 adults 18-34.

“We are encouraged by the strong viewership the two broadcasts of Combate Americas delivered and look forward to working with the franchise again in the near future, and continue growing Telemundo’s MMA offering,” Ray Warren, president of Telemundo Deportes.

“We are delighted with the incredible ratings and viewership that the first two live MMA events in Telemundo history generated,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.

“COPA COMBATE” was headlined by an action-packed, one-night, eight-man tournament in the bantamweight (135 pounds) division that spawned a Cinderella story after underdog Levy Marroquin (11-2) of Monterrey, Mexico defeated three consecutive opponents in the same night to earn the $100,000 USD tournament grand prize.

In the main event of “Combate 19: Queen Warriors,” Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (7-4) of Las Vegas, Nev. extended her unbeaten run in La Jaula, the Combate Americas cage, dominating aggressive striker and arch-rival Paulina “Firefox” Granados(4-3) of Corpus Christi, Texas before earning a unanimous decision in the atomweight (105 pounds) showdown in San Antonio, Texas.

Calling the live action for both events were multiple-time WWE heavyweight champion Alberto Del Rio alongside Telemundo’s famed NFL and Olympics announcer Edgar Lopez, and blow-by-blow man Andres Bermudez.

By | 2018-03-26T11:45:03+00:00 December 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Telemundo Broadcasts of Combate Americas Deliver Highest-Rated MMA

Combate Americas Announces Multi-Year Partnership, Sept. 15 Fight Card

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COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES
MULTI-YEAR, LIVE TELEVISION EVENT PARTNERSHIP WITH 
FAST-GROWING LEISURE OPERATOR HYBRID ONE
IN REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA

Partnership kicks off with explosive, nine-bout MMA fight card for Mexican Independence Day 
From The Amphitheater at Splash Kingdom on Friday, Sept 15

Tickets for “Combate Americas: El Grito en La Jaula” on sale at Ticketon.com

NEW YORK – August 29, 2017 – Combate Americas announced today that it has partnered with Southern California-based leisure operator Hybrid One to produce multiple, live televised Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events in California’s Inland Empire, beginning with a nine-bout fight card for Mexican Independence Day, at The Amphitheater at Splash Kingdom Waterpark in Redlands on Friday, Sept. 15.

“Combate Americas: El Grito en La Jaula,” the event that kicks off the partnership, will air live on Azteca America in the U.S. and on ESPN Latin America at 10 p.m. ET, and will be headlined by a featherweight (145 pounds) matchup between ferocious, 26-year-old rising star Jose “Froggy” Estrada (3-1) of Oxnard, Calif. and gritty battler Izic “Lionheart” Fernandez (2-3) of Santa Ana, Calif.

In the women’s atomweight (105 pounds) co-main event, former Eddie Bravo protégé Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (6-4) of Las Vegas, Nev., fresh off her second-round submission victory over 12-time Spanish National Judo Champion Vanesa Rico, will make a quick return to La Jaula, the Combate Americas cage, where the 22-year-old will face off with Jenna Serio (3-2) of New York, N.Y.

Priced from $40, tickets for “Combate Americas: El Grito en La Jaula” are on sale at Ticketon.com.

“We are excited to partner with Hybrid One, and continue the rapid expansion of our live event series to yet another market in Southern California, beginning with a phenomenal fight card in honor of Mexican Independence Day,” said Combate Americas CEO and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) co-founder Campbell McLaren.

“We acquired Splash Kingdom in April of this year with the vision of transforming it into the Inland Empire’s leading entertainment destination.  Today’s partnership with Combate Americas represents a significant step toward realizing that vision,” said Hybrid One co-founder and co-owner Ryan Sauter. 

Following the kick-off event on Sept. 15, Combate Americas expects to return to the Redlands venue in December.

A second women’s atomweight matchup at “Combate Americas: El Grito en La Jaula” will pit two professional debut competitors – Brenda Enriquez (0-0) of Salt Lake City, Utah against Shyann Farmer (0-0) Alamogordo, N.M.

The 28-year-old Enriquez is coming off a stellar amateur career during which she amassed a 7-1 record, with 6 of her victories coming by way of either (T)KO or submission.

Farmer is a 24-year-old upstart who collected an amateur record of 4-1.

Elsewhere on the fight card, undefeated, emerging star Rafael “Gifted” Garcia(4-0) of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico will make his second start in La Jaula and face off with three-time Combate Americas veteran Marcos “El Matador” Bonilla (4-4) of Los Angeles, Calif. in a featherweight contest.

In a battle between unbeaten lightweights (155 pounds) Javier “Habanero” Garcia (2-0) of Covina, Calif. will take on Guillermo Gonzalez (3-0) of San Bernardino, Calif.

Fresh off his first-round submission victory at Combate Americas on May 5Ralph “The Spyder Monkey” Acosta (17-12) of Riverside, Calif. will collide with Cub Swanson student Gareth De La Cruz (6-1) of Palm Springs, Calif.

Doors at The Amphitheater at Splash Kingdom Waterpark open at 6 p.m.  The first bout will begin at 6:30 p.m.

COMPLETE “COMBATE AMERICAS: EL GRITO EN LA JAULA” FIGHT CARD

Featherweight Main Event (Live on Azteca America and ESPN Latin America):
Jose Estrada vs. Izic Fernandez

Atomweight Co-Main Event (Live on Azteca America and ESPN Latin America):
Kyra Batara vs. Jenna Serio

Preliminary Card:
Featherweight:  Rafael Garcia vs. Marcos Bonilla
Lightweight:  Javier Garcia vs. Guillermo Gonzalez
Atomweight:  Brenda Enriquez vs. Shyann Farmer
Flyweight:  Ralph Acosta vs. Gareth De La Cruz
Flyweight:  Isaac Camarillo vs. Heber Castillo
Catchweight (140 pounds): Angel Gonzalez vs. Julio Aguilera
Middleweight: Santiago Diaz vs. Alex Thompson

By | 2018-03-26T11:45:10+00:00 August 29th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Combate Americas Announces Multi-Year Partnership, Sept. 15 Fight Card