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COMBATE AMÉRICAS Y TELEMUNDO DEPORTES
ANUNCIAN HISTÓRICA TRANSMISIÓN DE MMA DEL TORNEO "COPA COMBATE" CON $100,000 DE GRAN PERMIO

EL SÁBADO 11 DE NOVIEMBRE EN CANCÚN, MÉXICO



El torneo de ocho peleadores en una noche se realizará en el marco del 24vo aniversario del UFC 1, juntando a ocho de los más temibles competidores de Estados Unidos, Latinoamérica y España en una contienda de alta gama
 
Los ocho peleadores que verán acción, anunciados en conferencia de prensa el día de hoy


MIAMI - 6 de octubre, 2017 - Combate Américas y Telemundo deporte anunciaron ayer en la conferencia de prensa, llevada a cabo en Wynwood, Miami, la alianza para producir el primer evento de artes marciales mixtas (MMA) transmitido por Telemundo, "COPA COMBATE", un épico torneo de ocho peleadores en una noche, donde el campeón deberá vencer durante tres combates en un mismo evento, para llevarse a casa $100,000 como gran premio. La cita será el próximo 11 de noviembre a las 11:30 ET / 8:30 PT, en vivo desde Cancún, México.

La histórica transmisión de 90 minutos en Telemundo coincidirá con el 24vo aniversario del legendario evento UFC 1, que fue producido ejecutivamente por el co-fundador del Ultimate Fighter Championship (UFC) y CEO de Combate Américas Campbell McLaren. Dicha justa también fue encabezada por un torneo de ocho peleadores en una noche.

"Estamos increíblemente emocionados por asociarnos con Telemundo Deportes y de regresar a la vida, en vivo a través de Telemundo, la cadena televisiva hispana líder en Estados Unidos; el más vibrante formato para el combate competitivo, que fue responsable de cambiar los deportes de contacto para siempre cuando introduje el UFC en 1993", destacó McLaren.

"Telemundo Deportes está comprometido a continuar expandiendo su portafolio de eventos deportivos y estamos felices de asociarnos con Combate Américas, para traer este único torneo de MMA a millones de televidentes hispanos", comentó Ray Warren, presidente de Telemundo Deportes. "Copa Combate es un torneo creado para nuestra audiencia, con un formato y con la presencia de diversos competidores hispanos, y estamos seguros de que tendremos una histórica transmisión".

"COPA COMBATE" reunirá un grupo de los más temibles peleadores de artes marciales mixtas en la división del peso gallo (135 libras), con nacionalidades de Estados Unidos, México, Puerto  Rico, España, Colombia, Argentina y Perú. Ellos lucharán en la jaula, lugar de acción en Combate Américas, sobre el curso de tres fases del torneo - cuartos de final, semifinal y pelea de campeonato - antes de que sea proclamado el campeón.

El evento marcará la primera vez en la historia donde los peleadores representen sus respectivos países, en una misión de conquistar la inaugural 'Copa'.

Sumándose en el torneo al previamente anunciado John "Sexy Mexi" Castañeda (14-2) de Mankato, Minnesota, estarán los mejores ranqueados pesos gallos en sus respectivos países:

·Marcelo "Pitbull" Rojo (12-4) de Córdoba, Argentina
·Carlos "Lobo" Rivera (10-2) de Ciudad de México, México
·Mikey "El Terrible" Erosa (12-5) de San Juan, Puerto Rico
·Marc "Lufo" Gomez (20-10) de Barcelona, España
·Andres "Doble A" Ayala (11-4) de Bogotá, Colombia
·Kevin "El Frio" Moreyra (4-1) de Lima, Perú

Ocupando el octavo puesto para el torneo, estará Ricky "El Gallero" Palacios (9-1) de Mission, Texas. 

Palacios, un artista del nocaut con de 30 años, viene en una racha de seis triunfos consecutivos, y está empatado con Castañeda con más victorias (6) en la historia de Combate Américas. En sus últimas dos apariciones, Palacios consiguió triunfos ante los veteranos de UFC Roman Salazar y Chris Ávila, respectivamente.

Los ocho competidores serán ubicados en cuatro 'llaves', con los TOP-4, basados en los rankings internacionales, ocupando los lugares de 'cabezas de serie'.

Oponentes de las mencionadas 'cabezas de serie' serán determinados a través de un sorteo, cuyo lugar y fecha serán anunciados próximamente.
La transmisión de "COPA COMBATE" a través de Telemundo, tendrá la ronda de semifinal, que consiste en dos combates con los cuatro ganadores en los cuartos de final. La primera fase será transmitida en su totalidad a través de Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app y TelemundoDeportes.com.

Telemundo Deportes, uno de los líderes proveedores de contenido en español en los Estados Unidos, es la casa de dos de los eventos deportivos más populares en el mundo: la Copa Mundial de la FIFA™ hasta el 2026 y los Juegos Olímpicos de verano hasta el 2032. En adición, Telemundo Deportes transmite las eliminatorias mundialistas de la CONCACAF para gran parte de la región, incluyendo a los combinados nacionales de México y Estados Unidos, así como también la Premier League de Inglaterra. Telemundo Deportes también es casa de "Boxeo Telemundo Ford", el programa #1 de boxeo en habla hispana, también "Titulares y Más", el noticiero deportivo #1, entretenimiento y comentarios, además de otras reconocidas propiedades.


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SOBRE COMBATE AMERICAS
Combate Americas, LLC. es la primera franquicia hispana de Artes Marciales Mixtas en la historia de Estados Unidos. Está diseñada para construir campeones latinos y satisfacer el gusto de los seguidores hispanos,  uno de los grupos más entusiastas en las peleas de títulos . La franquicia de Combate Americas incluye el reality show, programación de televisión, eventos en vivo y programación móvil.
 
El CEO de la compañía, Campbell McLaren, es reconocido universalmente como el cofundador de The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). La revista New York describió a Campbell como el "genio del marketing detrás de UFC" y Yahoo Sports opinó que él sabe "más del deporte que cualquier otra persona de la industria".
 
Con un producto sin precedentes y un modelo de gestión de primer orden, Combate Americas está a punto de abrir nuevos caminos e iniciar una nueva era en la competencia de MMA a nivel de campeonato mundial.

About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Studios, Telemundo Internacional, Telemundo International Studios, Universo, and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 17 owned stations, 55 affiliates and its national feed.  Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico.  Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world's most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032.  As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as Buzzfeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; Telemundo International Studios, a production unit focused on creating high-end short form, scripted formats for international markets; and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.



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COMBATE AMERICAS AND TELEMUNDO DEPORTES
ANNOUNCE HISTORIC, LIVE MMA BROADCAST
OF $100,000 GRAND PRIZE "COPA COMBATE" TOURNAMENT
ON SATURDAY, NOV. 11 FROM CANCUN, MEXICO




One night, eight-man tournament takes place on the 24th anniversary of UFC 1, pitting the most fearsome competitors from the
U.S., Latin America and Spain against each other in high stakes showdown
 
All eight fighters slated for action, announced at press conference today
 
MIAMI - October 6, 2017 Combate Americas and Telemundo Deportes announced today, at a news conference in the Wynwood district of Miami, a landmark partnership to produce the first-ever Telemundo broadcast of a live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event with "COPA COMBATE," the epic, one-night, eight-man tournament, the winner of which will have persevered through three bouts in one night to take home a $100,000 grand prize. The event will take place on November 11 at 11:30 p.m. ET/ 8:30 p.m. PT, live from Cancun, Mexico.
 
The historic, 90-minute live broadcast on Telemundo will coincide with the 24th anniversary of the now legendary UFC 1, which was executive produced by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) co-founder and Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren, and which was also headlined by a one-night, eight-man tournament.
 
"We are incredibly excited to partner with Telemundo Deportes and to bring back to life, live on Telemundo, the leading U.S. broadcast television network, the most thrilling format for competitive fighting that was responsible for changing the combat sports world forever when I introduced the UFC in 1993," said McLaren.
 
"Telemundo Deportes is committed to continue expanding its portfolio of sports events, and we are thrilled to partner with Combate Americas to bring this unique MMA tournament to millions of Hispanic viewers," said Ray Warren, President of Telemundo Deportes. "Copa Combate is a tournament created for our core audience featuring an exciting format and a diverse group of Hispanic competitors, and we look forward to an historic broadcast."
 
"COPA COMBATE" will assemble a collection of the most fearsome stars in MMA's bantamweight (135 pounds) division, hailing from the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, and Peru, and will see them battle in La Jaula, the Combate Americas competition cage, over the course of three tournament stages - quarterfinal, semifinal and championship - before the eventual winner is crowned. 
 
The event marks the first time in history that fighters will represent their respective countries on a quest to win the inaugural 'Copa.' 
 
Joining the previously announced John "Sexy Mexy" Castaneda (14-2) of Mankato, Minn. in the tournament field, will be the highest ranked bantamweight fighters in their respective countries:
 
Marcelo "Pitbull" Rojo (12-4) of Cordoba, Argentina
Carlos "Lobo" Rivera (10-2) of Mexico City, Mexico
Mikey "El Terrible" Erosa (12-5) of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Marc "Lufo" Gomez (20-10) of Barcelona, Spain
Andres "Doble A" Ayala (11-4) of Bogota, Colombia
Kevin "El Frio" Moreyra (4-1) of Lima, Peru
 
Filling the eighth spot in the tournament field will be wild card entry, Ricky "El Gallero" Palacios (9-1) of Mission, Texas. 
 
Palacios, a 30-year-old knockout artist, is riding a six-fight win streak, and is tied with Castaneda for the most wins - six - held under the Combate Americas promotional umbrella.  In his last two starts, Palacios earned decisions over UFC veterans Roman Salazar and Chris Avila, respectively.
 
The eight competitors will be separated into four tournament brackets, with the top four fighters given seeded positions based on their worldwide rankings. 
 
Quarterfinal stage opponents for the four fighters will be determined based on a lottery ball drawing that will take place on a date to be announced.
 
Telemundo's live broadcast of "COPA COMBATE" will feature the tournament's semifinal stage consisting of two bouts that pit the winners of the quarterfinal stage bouts in each tournament bracket against one another. The entire quarterfinal stage of the tournament will stream live on the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app and TelemundoDeportes.com.
 
Telemundo Deportes, one of the leading providers of sports content in Spanish in the United States, is home to two of the world's most popular sporting events: the FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. In addition, Telemundo Deportes broadcasts the FIFA World Cup™ CONCACAF qualifying matches for most of the region, including the Mexico and USA national teams' away matches and the Premier League. Telemundo Deportes is also home to "Boxeo Telemundo Ford," the #1 boxing program in Spanish, and "Titulares y Más," the #1 sports news, entertainment and commentary show in Spanish, among other recognized sports properties.

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ABOUT COMBATE AMERICAS
Combate Americas, LLC. is the first U.S. Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise in history, designed to build Latino fighting champions and serve Hispanic fans, one of the world's most avid groups of prize fighting enthusiasts.  The Combate Americas franchise includes reality TV programming, live events and mobile programming.  The company's CEO, Campbell McLaren, is universally recognized as the co-founder/co-creator of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).  New York Magazine described McLaren as "the marketing genius behind the UFC" and Yahoo! Sports proclaimed that he "knows more about the sport than just about anyone in it today."  With an unprecedented 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 NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Studios, Telemundo Internacional, Telemundo International Studios, Universo, and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 17 owned stations, 55 affiliates and its national feed.  Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico.  Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world's most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032.  As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as Buzzfeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; Telemundo International Studios, a production unit focused on creating high-end short form, scripted formats for international markets; and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

 
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