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Combate International Proclaims Full April 9 Battle Card
April 7, 2021
COMBATE GLOBAL AND UNIVISION KICK OFF NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH FIRST-EVER CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT ON FRIDAY, APRIL 9 FROM MIAMI, FLORIDA
LIVE ON UNIVISION AND TUDN USA IN THE U.S. AND ON TELEVISA CANAL 5 IN MEXICO
First of 30 dwell occasions in 2021 headlined by North American Flyweight Championship: Edgar “Pitbull” Chairez vs. Mefi “Lil’ Monsta” Monterroso
Bantamweight Co-Most important Occasion: Undefeated David “The Black Spartan” Martinez returns to face rival Mexico Metropolis native Gianni “Kryptonia” Vasquez
Featured Ladies’s Strawweight Bout: Jessica Vargas vs. Laura “La Jefa” Gallardo
Combate International and Univision Communications, Inc. right now introduced that they’ll kick off their lately introduced new partnership with a North American championship Blended Martial Arts (MMA) occasion, dwell on tv within the U.S. on Univision (12:30 am ET/PT) and TUDN USA (12:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT), and in Mexico on Televisa Canal 5 (11:30 p.m. native time) on Friday, April 9 from Univision’s studios in Miami, Fla.
At this time’s information comes on the heels of the latest announcement in regards to the new, 5-year media deal between Combate International and Univision that requires 30 Combate International dwell occasions yearly, for a complete of 150 occasions.
“We’re popping out swinging in 2021, and are going to start out the yr off with a historic evening that crowns our first North American champion,” stated Combate International CEO Campbell McLaren.
Within the Combate International North American championship important occasion and inaugural flyweight (125 kilos) title bout that additionally pits Mexico reverse the U.S., Edgar “Pitbull” Chairez (6-3) will collide with Mefi “Lil Monsta’” Monterroso (5-2).
The 25-year-old Chairez of Tijuana, B.C. has produced among the most thrilling moments in La Jaula, the Combate International competitors cage, incomes all 5 of his wins within the promotion by means of (T)KO or submission, together with a surprising, 18-second armbar submission of Erick Villaluz on June 30, 2017.
Preventing out of San Jose, Calif., the 31-year-old Monterroso is a former California State highschool wrestling champion who has additionally competed in skilled boxing.
Monterroso trains at famed MMA camp, American Kickboxing Academy (AKA). He notched his quickest victory with a TKO (punches) of Isaiah Wright in simply 15 seconds on November 5, 2016.
In Friday’s co-main occasion unbeaten David “The Black Spartan” Martinez (3-0) of Mexico Metropolis, Mexico will return to Combate International motion and tackle Gianni “Kryptonia” Vasquez (5-4) of Irvine, Calif. through Mexico Metropolis in a bantamweight (135 kilos) contest.
A featured girls’s catchweight (122 kilos) matchup will see Jessica Vargas (2-1) of La Paz, Bolivia will battle Laura “La Jefa” Gallardo (2-1) of La Habra Heights, Calif.
In preliminary bout motion, Jomal Rodriguez (3-2) of Plant Metropolis, Fla. will meet Sergio Sosa (1-1) of Miami at light-weight (155 kilos).
Adam “The American Bully” Martinez (6-2) of Colorado Springs, Colo. will battle Pierre “The French Hawaiian” Daguzan (5-4) of Honolulu, Hawaii through Versailles, Yvelines, France at featherweight (145 kilos).
Steven Martinez (0-0) of San Antonio, Texas will make his skilled debut reverse Amir Naser Kazemi (1-1) in a 140-pound catchweight bout.