Combate Americas is returning to Tucson, Arizona, in March.
The promotion announced via press release on Thursday that its upcoming event on March 13 will be titled “Superfly.” The event will take place at the Tucson Arena in the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson. Combate Americas: “Superfly” will air on AXS TV stateside at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, while it will be simulcast in Spanish on Univision and TUDN USA that night. This will be the fifth time the organization has traveled to this southwestern U.S. city.
The event will be headlined by a flyweight tilt between Juan Puerta (18-6) and Ivan Lopez (14-4-1). Of this matchup, Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren lauded these two and the division, stating, “The flyweight division is home to some of the most intense and fast-paced action in the sport, and one of our best assets, so it’s about time we dedicate the main card of our TV show to this group of men and women.”
Serving in the co-headliner is another flyweight matchup, as German Orpineda Ponce (0-0) makes the transition over from kickboxing and takes on Federico Flores (1-1). The featured fight of the night is a women’s flyweight battle between MMA newcomers as Maria Jose Garcia Favela (0-0) collides with Maria Del Rocio Velazquez (0-0).
Eight additional preliminary bouts were announced: Dorian Ramos vs. Ivan Tena at featherweight; Andy Perez vs. Jesus Rivas at bantamweight; Levi Escobar vs. Steven Trevino at lightweight; Alex Arredondo vs. Derrick Brown at lightweight; Raymond Pina vs. James Cannon at welterweight; Bruce Soares Xavier Martins vs. Michael Tovar at middleweight and Arturo Guzman vs. Roberto Romero Hernandez at featherweight. The lone amateur bout of the night takes place at strawweight between Leslie Hernandez and Jharely Reyes.
This article first appeared at Recent News on Sherdog.com
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