Combate Americas announced a bantamweight (135 pounds) main event matchup between superstar Erik “El Goyito” Perez (18-6) and prolific finisher Andres “Doble A” Ayala (12-6) for the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise’s return to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, on Saturday, Nov. 17, live in English in the U.S. and Canada on DAZN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), and live on television in Spanish in the U.S. on both Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and Univision Deportes Network (UDN) (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT).

The addition of the matchup between the two 28-year-old competitors completes the Combate Americas fight card, which will take place at Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unido, with 10 bouts.

A native of Monterrey who fights out of San Diego, Calif., USA, Perez will seek his fifth straight victory after making his Combate Americas promotional debut in stunning fashion, avenging a previous defeat at the hands of old rival David “D.J.” Fuentes by scoring a third round (1:22) knockout (punches) on Fuentes in the main event of “Combate Estrellas II” at Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unido on April 20.

Perez, who has notched 12 of his 18 career wins by way of (T)KO or submission, left the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on a three-fight win streak to sign with Combate Americas last November.

Both of Perez’s brothers – older brother Ivan and younger brother Jair – are also slated for action on the card.

Perez was slated to face off with knockout artist John “Sexi Mexi” Castaneda in a Combate Americas headlining contest on October 13, but the matchup was called off after Castaneda was forced to withdraw due to a staph infection that he sustained just a week before the commitment.

Ayala of Bogota, Colombia is one of his nation’s top ranked bantamweights. He will make his debut in La Jaula, the Combate Americas cage, on the heels of a TKO (ground and pound) victory on Guido Gongora in a main event bout in Barranquilla, Colombia on July 27.

To date, Ayala has earned an astounding 11 of 12 career wins by way of (T)KO or submission.

Priced from 300.00$ MXN, tickets for the Combate Americas event at Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unido are on sale at

Until Friday, Nov. 2, fans can purchase general admission level tickets at a 15 percent discount by entering the code ‘COMBATE’ at check-out when purchasing tickets online.

Doors at Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unido open at 6 p.m. CT on November 17. The first preliminary card bout will begin at 7 p.m.


Erik Perez vs. Andres Ayala

Irene Cabello Rivera vs. Yajaira Romo

Levy Marroquin vs. Jose Estrada

Preliminary Bout Card:
Lightweight: Rodrigo Vargas vs. Ricardo Arreola
Bantamweight: Eduardo Alvarado vs. Alan Cantu
Lightweight: Jose Luis Medrano vs. Won Sik Park
Lightweight: Ivan Perez vs. Daniel Rico
Featherweight: Jair Perez vs. Tino Gilaranz
Lightweight: Daniel Zellhuber vs. Salvador Izar
Flyweight: Ramiro Ruiz Castillo vs. Ivan Hernandez Flores

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