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AXS TV AND FIGHT NETWORK KICK OFF A MONTH OF FEBRUARY FIGHTS WITH A SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF COMBATE AMERICAS’ HISTORIC TITO ORTIZ VS. ALBERTO “EL PATRÓN” EVENT THIS FRIDAY, FEB. 7 AT 10pE/7pP
Plus, A 3-Hour Special From Combate’s ‘2019 COPA COMBATE ‘ One-Night, Eight-Man, $100,000 Grand Prize Tournament on Feb. 14 and Live Events from Mexicali Feb. 21 and Fresno Feb. 28
Los Angeles – AXS TV and Fight Network (FN) present four action-packed Friday nights of mixed martial arts this February from Combate Americas, the premier Hispanic MMA sports franchise, beginning this Friday, Feb. 7 with an encore broadcast of their first-ever PPV event ‘Tito vs. Alberto – What Side Are You On?’ at 10pE/7pP.
The historic card was headlined the highly-anticipated fight between MMA trailblazer Tito Ortiz and multiple-time WWE Heavyweight Champion Alberto “El Patrón” Rodriguez (formerly “Alberto Del Rio of the WWE), plus Combate Americas’ inaugural Women’s World Strawweight Championship fight between undefeated knockout artist Melissa “Super Mely” Martinez vs. fellow fast-rising star Desiree “Dirty Dez” Yanez rounding out the 10-fight special.
Immediately following the Tito vs. Alberto special on Feb. 7, AXS TV and FN will premiere a Fight Network original documentary Diary: Tito vs. Alberto at 1aE/10pP, taking viewers inside the minds of Ortiz and El Patrón on the day leading up to and immediately following their historic 210-pound catchweight clash. AXS TV Fights will also present a first-look at the Diary at 9:35pE leading up to the special here.
Then, don’t miss Combate’s annual international tournament the 2019 “COPA COMBATE” from Lima, Peru, premiering in a three-hour special on Friday, Feb. 14 at 10pE/7pP. The one-night, eight-man, $100,000 grand prize lightweight (155 pounds) tournament includes former Combate Lightweight Title Challenger Erick Gonzalez, UFC veteran Humberto Bandenay, Mexico’s Jose Luis Verdugo, Peru’s Milko Tucto, Colombia’s Hugo Hernando Prada, America’s Salvador Becerra, Argentina’s Lucas Corbage and Spain’s Yoel Jiminez.
For its first live event of 2020, Combate heads back to Mexicali, B.C., Mexico on Friday, Feb. 21 live on AXS TV and FN at 10pE/7pP, headlined by a world lightweight championship showdown between undefeated champion Rafa “Gifted” Garcia and 2019 “COPA COMBATE” tournament winner and number one contender, Humberto Bandenay. The nine-fight card also features a women’s strawweight co-main event between undefeated Yasmine Jauregui and rising star Karen Cedillo. More details are available here.
Finishing the month, Combate presents a new installment of its popular “Mexico vs. USA” themed events on Friday, Feb. 28 at 10pE/7pP live from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA pits four American fighters vs. four Mexican fighters, headlined by a lightweight fight between Adrian Guzman of Fresno vs. Pablo Sabori of Tijuana. More details are available here.
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.
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 and Univision Deportes Network (UDN), DAZN, ESPN, GOL, Pluto TV and Facebook Watch worldwide. The company also owns and operates a multi-platform media studio, La Jaula Studios. This event is not sponsored or affiliated with WWE or UFC.
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.