Above: Undefeated sensation Yasmine Jauregui (left) will square off with fellow rising star Karen Cedillo (right) in a strawweight co-main event matchup at the Combate Americas live televised, world championship event in Mexicali, B.C., Mexico on Friday, Feb. 21. Photo credit: Scott Hirano/Combate Americas, LLC.
COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT CARD WITH NINE BOUTS
IN MEXICALI, B.C., MEXICO ON FRIDAY, FEB. 21
LIVE ON UNIVISION, TUDN AND AXS TV IN THE U.S.,
TELEVISA CANAL 5 IN MEXICO
WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT:
UNDEFEATED YASMINE JAUREGUI VS. RISING STAR KAREN CEDILLO
FEATURED, 130-POUND CATCHWEIGHT BOUT:
EDGAR CHAIREZ VS. DAVID MACIAS RUIZ
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MAIN EVENT:
UNDEFEATED REIGNING CHAMPION RAFA “GIFTED” GARCIA VS.
2019 “COPA COMBATE” TOURNAMENT WINNER HUMBERTO BANDENAY
TICKETS ON SALE NOW NEW YORK – January 29, 2020 – Combate Americas today announced eight new bouts to complete the world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card that takes place in Mexicali, B.C., Mexico on Friday, Feb. 21, live on television in the U.S. in Spanish on both Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and TUDN USA (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), and in English on AXS TV (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), as well as in Mexico on Televisa Canal 5 (11 p.m. local time).
The nine-fight event, which takes place at Auditorio del Estado, will be headlined by the previously announced world lightweight (155 pounds) title bout between undefeated, reigning world champion Rafa “Gifted” Garcia (11-0) of Mexicali and 2019 “COPA COMBATE” one-night, eight-man tournament champion Humberto Bandenay (18-7, 1 NC) of Lima, Peru.
In the women’s strawweight (115 pounds) co-main event announced today, undefeated Yasmine Jauregui (4-0) will face off with fellow rising star Karen Cedillo (4-1).
The 20-year-old Jauregui of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico will aim for her fourth consecutive Combate Americas conquest, and her fifth win overall. She has earned three of her four career victories to date by way of (T)KO.
Fighting out of Monterrey, N.L., Mexico, the 30-year-old Cedillo will put on the line a three-fight win streak. She will look to bring her Combate Americas record up to 2-1.
In a featured, 130-pound bout announced today, Edgar “Pitbull” Chairez (5-2) of Mexicali will take on David “Torito” Macias Ruiz (4-1) of Monterrey.
The explosive, 23-year-old Chairez, a native of Mexicali, holds an overall record of 4-2 in Combate Americas bouts, including an 18-second armbar submission, and will look to rebound from a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Albert Trujillo at September 20.
The Monterrey-based Ruiz, 29, will hunt for his third straight win, and his first in La Jaula, the Combate Americas competition cage.
In preliminary bout action announced today, unbeaten Ernesto “The Stallion” Ibarra (3-0) of Ensenada, B.C. will face off in a flyweight contest against Santiago Monreal (4-1) of Mexicali.
A women’s atomweight (105 pounds) affair will see unbeaten Laura Huizar (2-0) of Mexicali mix it up against Ana “Guerrera” Palacios (3-1-1) of Mexico City, Mexico.
Undefeated Ramiro “El Cachanilla” Jimenez (3-0) of Mexicali will square off against Saul “Prodigy” Cabrera (3-2-1) of Mexicali in a featherweight (145 pounds) tilt.
In a lightweight matchup between two unbeaten prospects, Gabriel Villanueva (1-0) of Mexicali will meet Alessandro Aguilar (1-0) of Mexicali via Lima, Peru.
Unbeaten Cristian “Paus” Perez (2-0) of Ensenada will face Roman “Raktley” Lopez Campos (1-5) of Mexicali, also at lightweight.
Making his professional debut in a light heavyweight (205 pounds) scrap, Jaime Paullada (0-0) of Mexicali will face off with L.J. Torres (0-1) of La Quinta, Calif.
Priced from MX $200, tickets for the Combate Americas world championship event at Auditorio del Estado are on sale at ZonaTicket.mx.
Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m. local time, and the first preliminary bout will begin at 7 p.m.
COMBATE AMERICAS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT CARD
World Lightweight Championship Main Event
Rafa Garcia (11-0) vs. Humberto Bandenay (18-7, 1 NC)
Strawweight Co-Main Event
Yasmine Jauregui (4-0) vs. Karen Cedillo (4-1)
Featured Catchweight (130 lbs.) Bout
Edgar Chairez (5-2) vs. David Macias Ruiz (4-1)
Preliminary Bout Card
Flyweight: Ernesto Ibarra (3-0) vs. Santiago Monreal (4-1)
Atomweight: Laura Huizar (2-0) vs. Ana Palacios (3-1-1)
Featherweight: Raul Jimenez (3-0) vs. Saul Cabrera (3-2-1)
Lightweight: Gabriel Villanueva (1-0) vs. Alessandro Aguilar (1-0)
Lightweight: Cristian Perez (2-0) vs. Roman Lopez Campos (1-5)
Light Heavyweight: Jaime Paullada (0-0) vs. L.J. Torres (0-1)###ABOUT COMBATE AMERICAS
Combate Americas is the premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise, rapidly becoming the number two sport after soccer, for Spanish speaking fans worldwide. The Combate Americas franchise includes live event and original shoulder programming on some of the biggest television, OTT and digital platforms in Spanish and English, including Univision, Televisa, TUDN, AXS TV, GOL and Facebook Watch worldwide. The company also owns and operates a multi-platform media studio, La Jaula Studios.
Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren, also the co-founder/co-creator of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has been described by New York Magazine as “the marketing genius behind the UFC,” while Yahoo Sports has said he “knows more about the sport than just about anyone in it today.” With an unprecedented and cutting edge product and a blue-chip ownership and management team, Combate Americas is poised to break new ground and bring about a new era in world championship level MMA competition.
About AXS TV
AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment, sports and lifestyle U.S. cable network in 50 million homes controlled by Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., and originally founded by entrepreneur Mark Cuban. AXS TV’s programming appeals to an impassioned fanbase, delivering eclectic content in a wide variety of areas including music performances, celebrity interviews, pop culture, combat sports, and professional wrestling. The channel is the home of IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s largest entertainment properties, and the English-language broadcasts of the top Hispanic MMA promotion Combate Americas; as well as original programming featuring legendary newsman Dan Rather; music icon Sammy Hagar; and music virtuoso Paul Shaffer, among many others. AXS TV is currently available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv. Press information is available at axstvmediacenter.com.
TUDN is the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc., the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S. Built around the flagship TUDN cable network, the nation’s No. 1 Spanish-language sports channel, TUDN reaches audiences across Univision’s television portfolio, as well as through the TUDN Radio Network, the TUDN mobile app and TUDN.com. TUDN possesses an industry-leading portfolio of live soccer rights through partnerships with 13 Liga MX clubs, the Mexican Football Federation, US Soccer, UEFA, Concacaf, Major League Soccer, Bundesliga and many more.