Combate Americas to hold 1 night 100k tournament in Cancun

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

UFC co-founder Campbell McLaren went on to start Combate Americas, among a number of endeavors, and has a special event planned for the 24th anniversary of the UFC. On November 11 the Hispanic-oriented promotion will hold a one-night, eight-man Copa Combate tournament, in Cancun, Mexico, with a $100,000 grand prize. The night will feature 135-pound fighters from across the Americas including the USA, and from across the Atlantic in Spain.

“When I launched the UFC 24 years ago, we changed the world,” said McLaren to ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto. “On November 11, we are going to do so again with a dynamic tournament that assembles a collection of fighters that most deserve to represent their respective countries.

“These fighters will put their national pride on the line with a substantial payoff.”

Invited fighters and the event location will be announced shortly.

The first Hispanic mixed martial arts sports and media franchise, Combate Americas was founded in August 2011 and premiered on Mun2 on February 23, 2014. The promotion recently announced that they are partnering with TV Azteca, the second-largest mass media company in Mexico. Fights are broadcast on ESPN 3 and ESPN Latin America, Azteca America, Azteca Siete, GOL TV, The Fight Network, and Meridiano TV.