Combate Americas Announces Mexico vs. El Mundo in Tijuana on May 18
MEXICO’S TOP RISING STARS FACE OFF WITH RIVALS FROM THE U.S., SPAIN, BRAZIL AND CHILE
TICKETS ON SALE AT TAQUILLAEXPRESS.COM
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.
Priced from 330.00$ MXN, tickets for “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. El Mundo” are on sale at taquillaexpress.com.
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.
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