TS-1 PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCES
COMBATE AMERICAS MMA TELEVISION EXTRAVAGANZA
FROM STATE FARM ARENA IN HIDALGO, TEXAS ON FRIDAY, JUNE 21
LIVE ON UNIVISION, UDN AND DAZN
Main Event: Enrique “Baby Bull” Gonzalez vs. Alejandro “Pato” Martinez
Tickets on sale now
TS-1 Promotions announced that it will bring the Combate Americas television series to Hidalgo, Texas for the first time in history with a star-studded lineup of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bouts at State Farm Arena on Friday, June 21, 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 (11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT).
Priced from $12, tickets for the TS-1 Promotions live Combate Americas television event at State Farm Arena are on sale online at Ticketmaster.com.
In a 150-pound catchweight main event between two exciting, rising stars hailing from opposite sides of the border, Enrique “Baby Bull” Gonzalez (7-3) will collide with Alejandro “Pato” Martinez (4-3).
“I am excited to bring a world class MMA event to Hidalgo for the first time, as part of the Combate Americas live television series that has become a powerhouse vehicle and disruptor in the sport, and with a main event between two young, exciting and relentlessly aggressive competitors like Enrique Gonzalez and Alejandro Martinez,” said TS-1 Promotions CEO Greg Bloom.
Fighting out of the Mike Valle-led Valle Flow Striking camp in Chicago, Ill., the 21-year-old Gonzalez, who was born and raised in Laredo, Texas has notched five of his seven career victories by way of (T)KO or submission, and has yet to be stopped since making his professional debut in 2016.
The 28-year-old Martinez of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico is looking to rebound from a first round (3:45) TKO (punches) defeat in a valiant effort against Erick “The Ghost Pepper’ Gonzalez in a Combate Americas featured bout in Guadalajara, Jalisco on March 8.
Prior to the loss, Martinez, who trains under MMA star Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, earned a second round (1:09) submission (rear-naked choke) win over Jordan Beltran last October 26.
Additional bouts for the TS-1 Promotions event will be announced soon.
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ABOUT TS-1 PROMOTIONS
TS-1 Promotions is a promoter of live sports entertainment events, including Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and boxing. The Miami, Florida-based company is headed by Gregory Bloom, a sports and media rights attorney and promoter with over a decade of experience in combat sports. During his career, Bloom has promoted over 35 live fights, and represented a number of high-profile athletes.
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. and includes UDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the U.S. Univision Deportes’ portfolio of rights includes 16 teams in Liga MX, Mexico’s Men’s & Women’s National Teams, the U.S. Men’s & Women’s National Teams, Major League Soccer, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Nations League and UEFA National Team Competitions, Copa MX, CONCACAF Gold Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, international friendlies, select matches from Liga MX Femenil, select matches from Liga de Ascenso in Mexico, Mexico’s Campeón de Campeones, SúperCopa MX, Formula 1 and Combate Americas. Univision Deportes is also the exclusive home to shows such as Premios Univision Deportes, Balón de Oro de la Liga MX, República 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.
DAZN is the largest global sports streaming platform in the world. Since launching in 2016, DAZN had expanded across four continents with the service available in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan, and soon to debut in Brazil. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, no bundles, just affordable access to all the service’s sports on connected devices including smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. In the U.S., DAZN has made its mark as an attractive alternative to pay-per-view within the combat sports industry. The platform features more than 100 fight nights per year from Matchroom Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, GGG Promotions, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series and Combate Americas. DAZN also features live MLB action each day of the season with its new daily show, ChangeUp.