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Combate Sets Lineup for Friday Bouts ON DAZN

Combate FightersCombate Americas today announced an updated, 10-bout lineup for its first live television Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event of 2019 that will take place at Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico on Friday, Feb. 8, live on DAZN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) in English in the U.S. and Canada.

Calling the action live on DAZN will be MMA superstar Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña alongside play-by-play veteran Max Bretos.

In the previously announced lightweight (155 pounds) main event, undefeated, 24-year-old Cub Swanson-protége Rafa “Gifted” Garcia (8-0) of Palm Springs, Calif., USA via Mexicali will put his perfect record on the line against 29-year-old, hard-hitting rising star Edgar “Nasty Boy” Escarrega (5-2-1) of Ensenada, Baja California.

Originally slated for 11 bouts, the previously announced flyweight (125 pounds) matchup between  Jenny Favela (0-0) of Mexicali and Yasmine Jauregui (0-0) of Tijuana, Baja California has been scrapped after Favela withdrew from the commitment.

Additionally, Misael Iñarritu (6-2) of Phoenix, Ariz., USA via Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled lightweight matchup with Alex “Bam” Velasco (7-3) of Ensenada.  Velasco will now take on Javier “Blair” Reyes Rugeles (8-2) of Las Vegas, Nev., USA via Bogota, Colombia.

Priced from MX $300, tickets are on sale at CombateAmericas.com/Mexicali.

Doors at Auditorio del Estado will open for the Combate Americas event at 6 p.m. local time, and the first preliminary bout will begin at 7 p.m.

COMPLETE COMBATE AMERICAS FIGHT CARD

LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:

Rafa Garcia vs. Edgar Escarrega

FLYWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT:

Edgar Chairez vs. Jose Alejandro Salazar

PRELIMINARY BOUT CARD:

Lightweight:  Alex Velasco vs. Javier Reyes Rugeles

Lightweight:  Christopher Ortega vs. Jose Antonio Marquez

Lightweight:  Saul Cabrera vs. Christian Perez

Atomweight:  Laura Huizar vs. Dulce Hernandez

Catchweight (140 pounds):  Carlos Ernesto Ochoa vs. Christian Gonzales

Catchweight (130 pounds):  Ramon Vizcarra vs. Ernesto Ibarra

Flyweight:  Santiago Monreal vs. Heber Castillo

Lightweight:  Ramiro Jimenez vs. Jesus Blanco

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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