Pair Of Combate Americas Events Set For Texas In November
Combate Americas will present back-to-back events from Texas live on television over the first two Friday night's in November.
Combate Americas will hold back-to-back events on the first two Friday’s of November from Garland, Texas and San Antonio.
Both events will air live on television in the U.S. on Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and TUDN (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT).
In a 175-pound catchweight main event in Garland from the Curtis Culwell Center on November 1, rising star Gilbert Urbina (5-1) will square off with fellow Combate Americas newcomer and Team Alpha Male standout Angelo “Baby Monsta” Trevino (7-3).
The 23-year-old Urbina of Welasco, Texas is one of three brothers in his family who compete in MMA’s professional ranks, and is looking to rebound from his only loss to date, a unanimous decision to Sean Brady on September 14.
Prior to the lone defeat, Urbina had run to five consecutive victories in his first five professional MMA starts, four of which he finished via (T)KO or submission.
Trevino, a 26-year-old resident of Sacramento, Calif., is also looking to bounce back from a defeat – a second round (2:42) submission (rear-naked choke) at the hands of Austin Vanderford on July 17, 2018.
Before the loss, Trevino was riding a four-fight win streak spawned with a spectacular, 20-second head kick knockout of Bill Cotton on May 20, 2017.
San Antonio Main Features “Sexi Mexi” Vs. “El Pube”
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In a bantamweight (135 pounds) main event showdown in San Antonio on November 8, world-ranked sensation John “Sexi Mexi” Castaneda (17-4) will face off with surging competitor Eduardo “El Pube” Alvarado Osuna (8-5).
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The 27-year-old Castaneda of Mankato, Minn., ranked as high as number one in Latin America in the bantamweight division, is coming off an inspiring, third round (2:37) submission (arm triangle choke) victory over fellow star Marcelo “Pitbull” Rojo in Combate Americas action in Monterrey, J.L., Mexico on April 12.
Castaneda’s return to the win column snapped a two-fight losing streak that was triggered in the inaugural “COPA COMBATE” one-night, eight-man, $100,000 tournament on November 11, 2017 when the American fighter defeated two consecutive opponents – Peru’s Kevin Moreyra and Spain’s Marc Gomez in the quarterfinal stage and semifinal stage of the single-elimination tournament, respectively – before losing a unanimous decision to Levy “El Negro” Marroquin in the championship stage showdown.
The victories over Moreyra and Gomez extended Castaneda’s win streak at the time to 11 straight victories.
Osuna of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico is a prolific striker looking to earn his third consecutive victory in his third start this year in La Jaula, the Combate Americas competition cage.
The 26-year-old Osuna notched a unanimous decision over Andy “Golden Boy” Perez on March 29, and defeated Jose Luis Calvo by split decision in an all-out war on June 7.
Osuna’s best win to date was his explosive, first round (4:14) TKO (punches) of battle-tested veteran Roman “El Gallito” Salazar in Combate Americas on September 14, 2018.