Copa Combate women’s bout to broadast on Telemundo too
On November 11 Telemundo, America’s second largest Spanish television network, will broadcast a live MMA event for the first time. Live from Cancun, Mexico, fans will get to see the semi-finals and finals of the $100,000, one-night, 8-man bantamweight tournament.
In addition to the tournament, Telemundo will stream the co-main event, a showdown between undefeated knockout artist Melissa ‘Super Melly’ Martinez and Gloria ‘Gloriosa’ Bravo. Martinez, 20, hails from Mexico City, Mexico while Bravo, 31, is from Santiago, Chile
“This is a phenomenal addition to an already stellar and historic fight card created for the Telemundo broadcast television platform,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren. “With the incredibly relentless and hard-hitting action we have seen from the women of Combate Americas, it is only fitting that we showcase a matchup between two of the sport’s brightest and fastest rising female stars like Melissa Martinez and Gloria Bravo on the ‘COPA COMBATE’ platform.”
Melissa Martinez scores a knockout in Combate 15:
The brackets for the 8-man bantamweight tournament will be determined in a lottery-ball draw on November 2:
John ‘Sexy Mexy’ Castaneda • Mankato, Minnesota, USA
Marcelo ‘Pitbull’ Rojo • Cordoba, Argentina
Carlos ‘Lobo’ Rivera • Mexico City, Mexico
Mikey ‘El Terrible’ Erosa • San Juan, Puerto Rico
Marc ‘Lufo’ Gomez • Barcelona, Spain
Andres ‘Doble A’ Ayala • Bogota, Colombia
Kevin ‘El Frio’ Moreyra • Lima, Peru
Ricky ‘El Gallero’ Palacios • Mission, Republic of Texas
There is an American, wrestling-heavy style of play in mixed martial arts. Many Japanese fighters have historically employed a submission-oriented style of fighting. And across all combat sports, there is a distinctive, Hispanic style of fighting that is gritty, skilled, proud, and profoundly exciting. At Copa Combate, for the first time ever, top-ranked Hispanic MMA fighters from the United States, Latin America, and Spain represent their respective countries in a quest for riches and glory.