MEXICO’S TOP RISING STARS FACE OFF WITH RIVALS FROM THE U.S., SPAIN, BRAZIL AND CHILE
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FEATHERWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
MARCO ELPIDIO (MEXICO) VS. ANDRES QUINTANA (U.S.)
Combate Americas today announced its return to Tijuana, Mexico with a live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event featuring matchups between a collection of the most ferocious, rising stars from Mexico and a lineup of electrifying combatants from the U.S., Spain, Brazil, and Chile, at Auditorio Municipal Tijuana.
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In the featherweight (145 pounds) main event, knockout artist Andres “The Bullet” Quintana (13-2) of Albuquerque, N.M., U.S. will collide with relentless striker Marco Antonio “La Roca” Elpidio (7-2-1) of Mexico City, Mexico.
A lightweight (155 pounds) co-main event will pit hard-hitting Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas (9-2) of Mexico City against battle-tested veteran and proven finisher Mike “El Cucuy” De La Torre (14-8, 1 NC) of San Diego, Calif., U.S.
In other action announced today for the “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. El Mundo” event, power punching Christian “El Taylon” Quiñonez (10-2) of Tijuana will face off with undefeated trailblazer, and fellow Combate Americas newcomer Vinicius “Lok Dog” De Oliveira Prestes De Matos (9-0) of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil in a bantamweight (135 pounds) contest.
Another bantamweight matchup will see newly signed, undefeated rising star Eduardo “Cyborg” Torres (9-0) of Santiago, Chile, battle submission ace Kevin “Badass” Amador (9-8) of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Twelve-time national judo champion Vanesa “Chiquitina” Rico (3-3) of Alicante, Spain, will make her return to La Jaula, the Combate Americas cage, against Yajaira “Shoko” Romo (3-3) of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in an atomweight (105 pounds) fight.
Alex “Bam” Velasco (7-1) of Ensenada will square off with fellow striking sensation Daniel “D-Rod” Rodriguez (5-1) of Los Angeles at lightweight.
Jair “El Lupe” Perez (0-0), the younger, 20-year-old brother of world-ranked Combate Americas superstar Erik “Goyito” Perez, will make his professional debut against Jesus Blanco (0-1 of Tijuana at lightweight.
In a flyweight (125 pounds) scrap, unbeaten, fast-rising star Edgar “Pitbull” Chairez (3-0) of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, will meet Beche Cantu (7-3) of Monterrey.
Additional bouts for “Combate Americas” Mexico vs. El Mundo” will be announced soon.
Doors at Auditorio Municipal Tijuana will open at 6 p.m. local time, and the first preliminary bout will start at 7 p.m.
The event takes place one week after the “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA” event, which will be highlighted by a collection of fighters representing Mexico against opponents from the U.S.