Campbell McLaren, who was in charge of the UFC in its early years, is back in business with the company as his Combate Americas promotion has signed a multi-year deal to be part of UFC Fight Pass.
The deal begins with a Monday night show from Los Angeles.
The first of what will be a minimum of eight events on Fight Pass in 2016 will be a show where the top three matches will also be broadcast on NBC Universo. The show is headlined by a featherweight fight featuring Erick Sanchez (6-2) of Team Alpha Male facing Mike Segura (4-2), a flyweight fight with Jesse Cruz (8-5) against Jonathan Martinez (6-2) and featherweights Angel Cruz (5-1) vs. Mario Navarro (4-4).
“Segura is the style of Hispanic fighter that you can’t knock out,” said McLaren. “Erick’s very well-rounded, comes from Team Alpha Male, trains under Urijah Faber. He’s a great athlete, very fast. I think you’ll see Segura want to go toe-to-toe with him.”
“Eight is the minimum (number of shows for 2016) in the contract,” McLaren noted for 2016. “There might be more.”
“We are thrilled to add Combate Americas to UFC Fight Pass’ ever-growing list of live-event and on-demand offerings,” said UFC Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik. “MMA fans can expect tremendous fights featuring up-and-coming Hispanic talent.”.
Combat Americas was formed as a reality show in 2014 which turned into a live event promotion on NBC Universo, focusing on Latin fighters, airing in Spanish and geared for the Latin audience.
Monday’s event will be a four-hour show starting at 9 p.m. Eastern on Fight Pass, coming from the 1,000-seat Los Angeles Exchange, which McLaren said is already sold out. The entire show will air in English, with announcers Ray Flores, Andrea Calle and fighter Nicdali Rivera. The final hour, featuring the aforementioned ….View full article
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