Saturday, November 11, 2017

Campbell McLaren’s Copa Combate tournament takes place tonight, 24 years to the day from his UFC 1 tournament that created the sport of mixed martial arts.

These are the odds, courtesy of MMA Oddsbreaker.

Copa Combate Opening Round (Facebook Live and more)

Mikey ‘El Terrible’ Erosa • San Juan, Puerto Rico (+150)
Marcelo ‘Pitbull’ Rojo • Cordoba, Argentina (-190)

Carlos ‘Lobo’ Rivera • Mexico City, Mexico (+175)
Levy Saul Marroquin • Monterrey, Mexico (-245)

John ‘Sexy Mexy’ Castaneda • Mankato, Minnesota, USA (-380)
Kevin ‘El Frio’ Moreyra • Lima, Peru (+260)

Marc ‘Lufo’ Gomez • Barcelona, Spain (-350)
Alejandro ‘The Pitbull’ Abomohor • Barranquilla, Colombia (+250)

Castaneda talks about the 100k tournament with James Lynch for MMAOddsmaker.

How Odds Work

Unlike a spread on a football game where one team is getting a certain amount of points (ex. Saints +7), in MMA fights the line on the game is called a money line.
John Castaneda (-380)
Kevin Moreyra (+260)

In this fight, Castaneda would be the favorite, meaning if you bet $380 on him and he wins, you would only profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $380.

If you were to bet onMoreyra at +260, if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $260. If he were to lose the fight, you would lose your original $100 bet.

Depending on how people are betting on the fights the odds will shift from the moment they open, right up until the night of the fights.

Entire Event Card

Tournament Quarterfinals
Mikey ‘El Terrible’ Erosa vs. Marcelo ‘Pitbull’ Rojo
Levy Saul Marroquin vs. Carlos ‘Lobo’ Rivera
John ‘Sexy Mexy’ Castaneda vs. Kevin ‘El Frio’ Moreyra
Marc ‘Lufo’ Gomez vs. Alejandro ‘Pitbull’ Abomohor

Tournament Semifinals
Erosa vs. Rojo winner vs. Marroquin vs. Rivera winner
Castaneda vs. Moreya winner vs. Gomez vs. Abomohor winner

Tournament Finals

Feature Fights
Melissa ‘Super Mely’ Martinez vs. Gloria ‘Gloriosa’ Bravo co-main event
Felipe Vargas vs. Victor Hugo ‘Periquito’ Madrigal tournament alternate fight
Sheila Padilla vs. Lisbeth Lopez ‘Bunny’ Silva

How to Watch

Copa Combate will broadcast live on NBCUniversal’s Telemundo network and on NBCSN, from Cancun, Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11:30 p.m. ET. There will be Spanish and English language broadcasts. The live simulcast of Copa Combate on Telemundo and NBCSN will feature the tournament’s semifinal stage consisting of two bouts that pit the winners of the quarterfinal stage matchups in each tournament bracket against one another, as well as the championship finals for $100,000.

In addition to the tournament action, Telemundo’s and NBCSN’s live television coverage of Copa Combate will feature the women’s strawweight co-main event between undefeated knockout artist Melissa ‘Super Melly’ Martinez of Mexico City, Mexico, and submission expert and Miesha Tate pupil Gloria ‘Gloriosa’ Bravo of Santiago, Chile.

The entire quarterfinal stage of the tournament, as well as the tournament alternate bout and the second women’s bout will stream live on the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app and Coverage on NBCSN will be live streamed on and the NBC Sports app.

The Ends

Físico en la mañana 115 libras ???? #latina #gloriosa #blackhousesantiago #santiagomma #stretch #chile

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