Mexico and Spain, face to face


Next Friday, March 8, the Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara will be the scene of the first of two Combate Americas Mexico vs. Spain, Mixed Martial Arts event that will face fighters from both countries.

Álvaro "Chango" Herrera will star in the stellar fight at the Arena Coliseo
Álvaro "Chango" Herrera will star in the stellar fight at the Arena Coliseo

The second function will be carried out in the fall, on a date to be defined, in the Iberian country.

"Mexico and Spain are two of the most growing scenes of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) in the world," said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren. "This will be a global battle for supremacy."

The next March event in Guadalajara will be televised live for the United States and Canada, and the undercard will be starred by the tapatío Álvaro "Chango" Herrera (9-6), who will clash with Ignacio "Levium Armorum" Capella (5-1) in lightweight.

In the co-starring battle of the evening, agreed on Gallo weight, the faces will be Víctor "Periquito" Madrigal (7-2) and Zebenzui "El Niño Roca" Ruiz (7-2).

Combat Americas Mexico vs. Spain will also have female participation since one of the bouts of the billboard will be measured by the unbeaten youngster Alitzel Mariscal (1-0) and the 12-time Spanish judo champion Vanesa "Chiquitina" Rico (3-4).

The "Chango" Herrera, 29, born in Guadalajara, is a veteran of the sport for 11 years and has won eight of his nine professional triumphs for (T) KO or submission.

The former competitor of the reality show The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2, will seek to return to victory in what will be his promotional debut with Combate Americas, after his exit from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) last year.

For his part, Ignacio Capella, 26 years old and native of San Luis, Menorca, Spain, will make his promotional debut of Combate Americas in an active streak of five wins, all by way of (T) KO or submission.

Tickets are on sale through the Ticketmaster system, and prices range from 330 pesos.

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