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Ten-Bout Fight Card Set For Friday’s Combate Americas Event

The historic event from Los Angeles' Galen Center features 10 female fights live on DAZN and airing on both UDN and Univision.

A total of 10 fights are scheduled for Combate Americas: Combate Reinas this Friday night from the Galen Center in Los Angeles.

The event, which streams live on DAZN and airs on Univision and UDN, features 10 female fights including Kyra Batara vs. Francis Hernandez and a main event between Melissa Martinez and Caroline Gallardo.

Below is a press release with the fight card:

Combate Americas announced the completion of a stacked, 10-bout lineup for its much-anticipated “Cricket Wireless Presents Combate Americas: Reinas” Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) extravaganza that takes place at Galen Center on Friday, April 26, and that will mark the first time in history that an all-women’s lineup of bouts airs live on broadcast television.

“Cricket Wireless Presents Combate Americas: Reinas” airs live on television in Spanish in the U.S. on Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and UDN (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), and in English in the U.S. and Canada on DAZN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).

The show will be headlined by the previously announced strawweight (115 pounds) showdown between undefeated, 21-year-old sensation Melissa “Super Mely” Martinez (5-0) of Mexico City, Mex. and fellow rising star, 22-year-old Caroline “Taz” Gallardo (3-2) of Chicago, Ill. via Santiago, Chile.

Announced today was a new strawweight (115 pounds) matchup between Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (7-4) and Francis “Hitgirl” Hernandez (3-3).

Batara of Las Vegas, Nev. was originally slated to square off with Angela “Your Majesty” Magaña (11-10), but Magaña has been forced to withdraw from the commitment due to a back injury.

Hernandez of Little Rock, Ark. via Camuy, Puerto Rico was originally scheduled to meet Charisa Sigala (4-0). Sigala has been re-scheduled to compete on the Combate Americas fight card in Stockton, Calif. on Friday, May 10.

Also announced today was a featherweight (145 pounds) preliminary bout between Jesse Strader (3-1) of Palmdale, Calif. and Michael Jackson (1-3) of Hawthorne, Calif., and two amateur women’s matchups – a 120 pound catchweight affair between Destiny Vazquez (0-0) of Antelope Valley, Calif. and Sidney Trillo (2-1) of Santa Ana, Calif., and a bantamweight (135 pounds) tilt between Nancy Nava (0-0) of Palmdale and Lucero Acosta (0-0) of El Centro, Calif.

Priced from $20, tickets for “Cricket Wireless Presents Combate Americas: Reinas” are on sale at CombateAmericas.com/LA.

Doors at Galen Center will open for the event at 6 p.m. local time, and the first preliminary bout will begin at 7 p.m.

“CRICKET WIRELESS PRESENTS COMBATE AMERICAS: REINAS” FIGHT CARD

STRAWWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
Melissa Martinez vs. Caroline Gallardo

FEATURED AND PRELIMINARY BOUTS:
Strawweight: Kyra Batara vs. Francis Hernandez
Atomweight: Paulina Granados vs. Gloria Bravo
Flyweight: Yasmine Jauregui vs. Daniela Espinosa
Lightweight: Erick Gonzalez vs. Won Sik Park
Featherweight: Jose Estrada vs. Adrian Guzman
Flyweight: Oscar Suarez vs. Mikey Reyes
Featherweight: Jesse Strader vs. Michael Jackson
Catchweight (120 lbs.): Destiny Vazquez vs. Sidney Trillo
Bantamweight: Nancy Nava vs. Lucero Acosta

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