April 23, 2019
LOS ANGELES – April 23, 2019 – Combate Americas announced today that it will head to South America for the first time ever with the largest-scale Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) live television event in Peru history at Coliseo Manuel Bonilla in the capital city of Lima on Friday, May 31.
The flagship show will mark Combate Americas’ entry into a third country and second continent.
Headlined by a lightweight (155 pounds) showdown between fast-rising star Rolando Bedoya (11-1) of Lima and undefeated Daniel “Golden Boy” Zellhuber (6-0) of Mexico City, Mex., ‘Combate Peru’ will air live on television in Spanish in the U.S. on both Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and UDN (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m.PT), and in English in the U.S. and Canada on DAZN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
Tickets for ‘Combate Peru’ go on sale soon at Joinnus.com.
“Since establishing Combate Americas as a force in both the U.S. and Mexico, we have had our eyes on Peru, a proven hotbed for avid fight fans and fight talent, and are looking forward to bringing to Lima the biggest MMA show the country has ever seen,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
Also announced today was a featherweight (145 pounds) co-main event between Lima’s Marlon “Deriko Siete” Gonzales (14-4-2) and Pablo Villaseca (14-5) of Santiago, Chile. Both fighters represented their respective countries in the 2018 “COPA COMBATE” one-night, eight-man, $100,000 grand prize tournament last December 7, 2018.
A featured strawweight (115 pounds) bout announced today will pit unbeaten Alitzel Mariscal (2-0) of Zapopan, Jalisco, Mex. against Maria Paola Buzaglo (1-1) of Lima.
In a preliminary bantamweight (135 pounds) fight announced today, Andres “Doble A” Ayala (12-7) of Bogota, Colombia will return to La Jaula against Lima’s Renzo “El Nene” Mendez (12-6), widely regarded as the number two competitor in his weight class in Peru.
Eduardo “Cyborg” Torres (8-0) of Santiago and Rodrigo ‘El Gato Loco” Vera (8-0-1) of Lima will risk their respective, unblemished records against each other in another bantamweight matchup.
Unbeaten, Peruvian-born upstart Dana Zighelboim Grau (1-0) will take a major step up in competition and square off with battle-tested Chilean superstar Jennifer Gonzalez (10-5) at a catchweight of 120 pounds.
Kevin “El Frio” Moreyra (4-2) will set out to defend his hometown of Lima against undefeated, rising star David “Black Spartan” Martinez (3-0) of Mexico City.
Additional bouts for ‘Combate Peru’ will be announced soon.