Univision Deportes and Combate Americas, a premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise, jointly announced a historic, multi-year partnership to furnish and discharge live Combate Americas quarrel programming on Univision and Univision Deportes Network (UDN).
The agreement outlines a initial time ever that Univision Deportes will furnish and discharge live MMA programming and, in 2018, will embody a sum of 16 radio airings, commencement with a live, 90-minute promote on Univision (12am ET/ 12am PT) and UDN (12am ET/ 9pm PT) of a recently announced “Combate Estrellas I” uncover during Shrine in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, Apr 13.
“We’re impossibly vehement that a expansion final year has culminated with a new partnership with Univision Deportes, a sports media code that is home to some of a best sports and party programming,” pronounced Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
“Univision Deportes is unapproachable to partner with Combate Americas in an bid to move fans a best programming of one of a many renouned sports today,” pronounced Juan Carlos Rodriguez, President, Univision Deportes. “As a heading Spanish-language sports brand, a joining to broach high-quality sports calm is reinforced by this new partnership, bringing fanáticos a tip MMA events in a approach that usually Univision Deportes knows best.”
The finish 2018 schedule, that will be announced soon, will embody several dates opposite Univision and UDN.
The live shows will all atmosphere in a 90-minute window and will follow a live tide of Combate Americas rough hitch cards on UnivisionDeportes.com.
The live Univision promote of “Combate Estrellas I” will be headlined by a much-anticipated, bantamweight (135 pounds) rematch between John “Sexi Mexi” Castaneda (16-3), representing a U.S., and Marc “Lufo” Gomez (21-11), representing Spain.
In a co-main event, five-division universe fighting champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (0-0), fighting out of Brooklyn, N.Y., will make her long-awaited MMA manners debut, representing Puerto Rico opposite rising star Erendira “Aketzaly” Ordoñez (2-1) of Mexico in a flyweight (125 pounds) contest.
A featherweight (145 pounds) competition between hard-hitting knockout artist Jose “Froggy” Estrada (4-1), representing a U.S. and associate distinguished appurtenance Pablo “Gallo Negro” Sabori (8-4) of Mexico, will open a live broadcast.
The finish rough hitch card, that will tide live on UnivisionDeportes.com, will be announced soon.