Combate Americas Returns To UFC Fight Pass August 11th
Combate Americas, the first-ever U.S. Hispanic MMA sports franchise, today announced its return to UFC Fight Pass with a stacked, 10-bout fight card that will air live from The Exchange in Los Angeles, California on August 11th at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Tickets for “Aspira A Mas Presents Combate Americas: Combate Ocho,” priced from $40, are on sale at itsmyseat.com as well as at The Exchange box office. UFC FIGHT PASS is available on personal computers, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV and Roku devices.
In the featherweight main event, Urijah Faber protégé Erick Sanchez will look for his third win in the Combate Americas cage, or “La Jaula,” and fourth consecutive victory overall when he squares off with dangerous finisher Angel Cruz.
In the women’s atomweight co-main event, emerging star Kyra Batara will collide with battle-tested veteran Lisa Ellis.
“We are excited to be back in action on UFC FIGHT PASS with a tremendous fight card featuring the best, up-and-coming Hispanic fighters in the U.S., some of whom have been climbing the ranks with explosive performances under our promotion since last year and others whom we recently recruited because of their outstanding results elsewhere,” said McLaren.
In other action on the five-fight main card, ferocious knockout artist Jonathan Martinez will battle fellow finisher Benjamin Vinson in a flyweight contest.
Another flyweight matchup will see undefeated, submission ace Heinrich Wassmer puts his perfect record on the line against dangerous puncher Benji Gomez.
Izic Fernandez and Marcos Bonilla will face off in a featherweight scrap.
In preliminary card action, Yoandy Carrillo will battle Erick Gonzalez. Carrillo, the cousin of former WBA world lightweight champion Richar Abril, is coming off a devastating, second round (:19) knockout (punches) of George Hernandez at Combate Americas on April 25th.
Gonzalez, who has notched three of his four professional career wins by way of (T)KO, was also victorious at the Combate Americas event on April 25, earning a split decision over Victor Martinez.
In another lightweight preliminary bout, Jose Estrada will return to action after his explosive debut in La Jaula, in which the 25-year-old scored a highlight reel, first round (1:44) knockout (punch) on Jonathan Quiroz on April 18, and collide with Christian Cardona.
Elsewhere on the preliminary bout card, Jonathan Santa Maria will face Albert Tapia in a flyweight affair.
Unbeaten Daniel Rodriguez will meet Hector Saldana.
The final undercard bout will be announced soon.