ON FRIDAY, NOV. 1, LIVE ON UNIVISION AND TUDN
New Featured Bouts Announced:
Catchweight (153 lbs.): Luis Luna vs. Michael Santiago
Catchweight (130 lbs.): Abril Anguiano vs. Paola Ramirez
Previously Announced Catchweight (175 lbs.) Main Event:
Gilbert Urbina vs. Angelo Trevino
MIAMI – October 15, 2019 – TS-1 Promotions announced six new bouts today for the Combate Americas live television Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Curtis Culwell Center in Dallas Metroplex, Texas on Friday, Nov. 1.
The Combate Americas live televised main card airs in the U.S. on Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and TUDN (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT).
Among the new matchups announced today for the live television event were a featured, 153-pound catchweight affair between two ferocious competitors – Luis Luna (16-7) and Michael Santiago (22-12) – as well as a women’s 130-pound catchweight clash between undefeated upstart Abril Anguiano (2-0) and fellow striker Paola Ramirez (1-2).
In the previously announced, 175-pound catchweight main event, rising star Gilbert Urbina (5-1) of Welasco, Texas will square off with fellow Combate Americas newcomer and Team Alpha Male standout Angelo “Baby Monsta” Trevino (7-3) of Sacramento, Calif.
The 34-year-old Luna of Seminole, Texas is an aggressive, well-rounded finisher, aiming for his third straight win in what will mark his debut with Combate Americas. The Jackson-Wink team member is coming off a majority decision win over Dez Hill on April 13.
Santiago is another explosive finisher, who has defeated an astounding 81 percent of his opponents via T(KO) or submission. The 30-year-old resident of North Lake, Ill. will look to record his second straight win after producing a second round (3:22) submission (guillotine choke) of Alonzo Martinez on May 30.
The 20-year-old Anguiano of Garland via Zacatecas, CDMX, Mexico is a highly-touted striker who burst onto the professional MMA scene at the beginning of this year, scoring a 28-second TKO on Sha Whittington on February 22, and following up the stunning debut with another first round (3:15) TKO of Erica Torres on June 22.
Fighting out of Carlsbad, Calif., Ramirez is a 33-year-old native of Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico. She has been re-booked to fight after her scheduled, October 11 matchup with Marilia Morais was scratched from the Combate Americas fight card in Tucson.
Ramirez’s lone fight under the promotion of Combate Americas took place on April 25, 2016, and ended in spectacular fashion when she scored a devastating, first round (4:05) knockout on Amber Tackett with a superman punch.
In one of four preliminary bouts announced today for the event in Garland, unbeaten Hector “El Matador” Fajardo (2-0) of Sacramento and Aaron Vickers (3-2) of Dallas, Texas will face off at featherweight (145 pounds).
Unbeaten Paul Garza (1-0) of Houston will take on Ricky Romo (0-0) of Denton, Texas in a lightweight (155 pounds) scrap.
Aldair Romero (2-1) of Dallas via Lima, Peru will go to battle with Melvin Lopez (0-0) of Fort Worth, Texas at flyweight (125 pounds).
A matchup between two professional debut competitors will see Francisco Morales (0-0) of Fort Worth via Irapuato, Gto., Mexico meet Cain Bunch (0-0) of Stilwell Okla. at featherweight.
Priced from $20, tickets for the TS-1 Promotions Combate Americas live television event are on sale at CombateAmericas.com/DFW. Additional bouts will be announced soon.
TS-1 PROMOTIONS HOSTS COMBATE AMERICAS LIVE TELEVISION FIGHT CARD:
CATCHWEIGHT (175 LBS.) MAIN EVENT:
Gilbert Urbina vs. Angelo Trevino
CATCHWEIGHT (153 LBS.) FEATURED BOUT:
Luis Luna vs. Michael Santiago
CATCHWEIGHT (130 LBS.) FEATURED BOUT:
Abril Anguiano vs. Paola Ramirez
PRELIMINARY BOUT CARD:
Featherweight: Hector Fajardo vs. Aaron Vickers
Lightweight: Paul Garza vs. Ricky Romo
Flyweight: Aldair Romero vs. Melvin Lopez
Featherweight: Francisco Morales vs. Cain Bunch
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, 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.