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COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF 
STAR-STUDDED FIGHT CARD FOR STOCKTON, CALIF. DEBUT LIVE ON UNIVISION, UDN AND DAZN ON FRIDAY, MAY 10

Lightweight main event:
Erick Sanchez vs. Alex Velasco  

Flyweight co-main event:
Hector Sandoval vs. Jorge Calvo Martin
 
Featured women’s bantamweight bout:
Zoila Frausto vs. Simone Duarte  
 
Tickets on sale now
 

LOS ANGELES – May 6, 2019 – Combate Americas today announced the completion of its star-studded fight card with eight new bouts for the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise’s  debut in Stockton, Calif. on Friday, May 10, live on television in Spanish in the U.S. on both Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and UDN (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m.PT), and in English in the U.S. and Canada on DAZN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
 
Priced from $22, tickets for the first-ever Combate Americas live event at Stockton Arena are on sale at Ticketmaster.com, as well as at the Stockton Arena box office.
 
Among the new matchups announced today was a flyweight (125 pounds) co-main event affair between Hector “Kid Alex” Sandoval (14-4) and  Jorge Calvo Martin (10-4).
 
Born in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico, the 32-year-old Sandoval fights out of retired, former world champion Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male camp in Sacramento, Calif. and has held three different titles in the sport over the course of his 11-year career.

Fighting out of Chicago, Ill., the 27-year-old Martin of San Jose, Costa Rica is looking to rebound from a second round (4:57) knockout at the hands of Jaime Alvarez on January 25.  Martin has earned 6 of his 10 career wins by way of (T)KO or submission.
 
Also announced today was a women’s matchup, which will be contested at bantamweight (135 pounds) between previously announced superstar and former world champion Zoila “The Warrior Princess’ Frausto (14-5), who will square off with Simone “Mulher Gato” Duarte (8-1).
 
The bantamweight affair has been tabbed as a featured matchup on the live televised main card.
 
Frausto of Madera, Calif. is coming off a first round (1:52) TKO (knee to the body) of Jaimelene Nievera in a flyweight tilt on February 22.  The fight marked Frausto’s debut for Combate Americas and her first MMA start since 2016.
 
Also a professional boxer with a career record of 15-12 (6 KO’s) in the sweet science, Duarte of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil is looking for her fifth consecutive victory under MMA rules.
 
The previously announced showdown between Team Alpha Male star Erick Sanchez (8-4) of Sacramento and Alex “Bam” Velasco (8-3) of Ensenada, B.C., Mexico will be contested as the main event at lightweight (155 pounds).
 
In featured featherweight (145 pounds) action, Jordan Mapa (2-1) of San Francisco, Calif. will square off with Tino “No Mercy” Gilaranz (1-1) of Madrid, Spain.
 
Elsewhere on the card, Irene “La Nina” Cabello Rivera (8-6) of Barcelona, Spain will face off with undefeated, rising star Charisa Sigala (4-0) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. at atomweight (105 pounds).
 
Unbeaten Andreu Mendoza (1-0) of Canyon Country, Calif. will collide with Camilo Mejia (0-0) of San Francisco.
 
Victor “El Desperado” Rico (0-3) of Ridgecrest, Calif. will take on Michael “Beastmode” Humphrey (0-1) of Sacramento in a 150-pound catchweight fight.
 
Ryan “Cowboy” Reneau (4-6-1) of Bakersfield, Calif. will go to war with Anthony “Pretty Boy” Taylor (4-5) of Alameda, Calif. at lightweight.
 
In a 160-pound catchweight fight, Samuel “The Alley Cat” Alvarez (3-3) of Manteca, Calif. will meet Ray “Baby Ray” Cervera (6-9) of Bakersfield.
 
A previously announced featherweight bout between Jose Aguayo (2-2) of Stockton and Darwin Mendez (3-1) of Bronx, N.Y. has been scrapped due to injuries sustained by both fighters.
 
Doors at Stockton Arena will open for the Combate Americas event on May 10 at 6 p.m. local time, and the first preliminary bout will begin at 7 p.m. 
 

COMPLETE COMBATE AMERICAS STOCKTON FIGHT CARD:
Lightweight Main Event:
Erick Sanchez vs. Alex Velasco
 
Flyweight Co-Main Event:
Hector Sandoval vs. Jorge Calvo Martin
 
Featured Bantamweight Bout:
Zoila Frausto vs. Simone Duarte
 
Featured Featherweight Bout:
Tino Gilaranz vs. Jordan Mapa
 
Preliminary Bout Card:
Atomweight: Irene Cabello Rivera vs. Charisa Sigala
Heavyweight: Giovanni Sarran vs. Eduardo Perez
Welterweight: Andreu Mendoza vs. Camilo Mejia
Catchweight (160 pounds): Samuel Alvarez vs. Ray Cervera
Catchweight (150 lbs.): Victor Rico vs. Michael Humphrey
Lightweight: Ryan Reneau vs. Anthony Taylor
Middleweight: Joseph Kropschot vs. Marcus Gaines
 

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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.
 
 
 
About Univision Deportes
Univision Deportes is the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and includes UDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the U.S. Univision Deportes’ portfolio of rights includes all 18 teams in Liga MX, the Mexican National Team, the U.S. Men’s & Women’s National Teams, Major League Soccer, Copa MX, Copa Centroamericana, Copa América, CONCACAF Gold Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, international friendlies, select matches from Liga de Ascenso in Mexico, Portuguese First Division, Dutch First Division, FC Barcelona TV and Bayern Munich TV, Mexico’s Campeón de Campeones and SúperCopa, and Formula 1. Univision Deportes is also the exclusive home to shows such as Premios Univision Deportes, Solo Boxeo, Zona NBA, Republica Deportiva and Contacto Deportivo, the highest-rated Spanish-language sports studio show in the U.S., and delivers comprehensive coverage across platforms on all the latest from the NBA, NFL, MLB, and world of boxing.
 
 
 
About DAZN:
Globally, DAZN is a live and on-demand sports streaming service created by fans, for fans, that is leading the charge to provide access to sports anytime, anywhere. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, no bundles, just one affordable price for access to all the service’s sports on connected devices including Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Italy and now the U.S. at just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial – where it is set to become a must-have service for fight fans, with 100+ fight nights already lined up from Matchroom Boxing, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series, Combate Americas and the newly announced Golden Boy Promotions.
 
 
About SMG
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.