Combate Americas New Main Event For Mexico Vs. USA
In the new main event of Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA, Alejandro Martinez will take on Adrian Guzman live on AXS TV from Fresno.
Alejandro “El Pato” Martinez will take on Adrian Guzman in the new main event of Combate Americas: Mexico Vs. USA.
Martinez replaces Pablo Sabori, who was forced out with an injury.
The card takes place Friday, February 28 from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. The event airs live on AXS TV (10 p.m. ET) along with Univision, TUDN USA and Televisa.
A rugged battler, the 28-year-old Martinez of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco has earned all four of his professional career wins via (T)KO or submission. He is looking to bounce back after a split decision loss to Enrique “Baby Bull” Gonzalez last June 21.
Guzman of Parlier, Calif. is coming off an electrifying, three-round unanimous decision win over Danny “The Realist” Ramirez in Combate Americas main event action at Save Mart Center last November 22.
Guzman has earned four of his six career victories by way of (T)KO or submission, and will look for his third consecutive win.
Frausto-Sigala Set For Women’s Contest
Also announced was a featured, women’s strawweight (115 pounds) contest between Stephanie “Macaquinha” Frausto (7-6) and Charisa Sigala (4-1).
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The matchup between Frausto of Madera, Calif. and Sigala of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. will replace the previously announced flyweight (125 pounds) meeting between Frausto’s sister, Zoila Frausto (14-6), and Karla Benitez (17-15-1, 1 NC), after Benitez was deemed ineligible to compete on the scheduled date of the event.
The 29-year-old Frausto will aim for her third consecutive win following a spectacular, second round (4:59) TKO of Celine Haga in what marked Frausto’s Combate Americas debut last November 22.
Sigala is a 35-year-old, aggressive-minded finisher who had been victorious by way of (T)KO or submission in each of her first four professional starts before finding herself on the losing end of a split decision against Spain’s Irene Cabello Rivera at Combate Americas last May 10.
New Prelim Bouts Added To Night
In one of five preliminary bouts announced today, Lucero “La Loba” Acosta (1-0) of El Centro, Calif. will square off against Martiza Sanchez (0-1) of El Dorado, Calif. in a bantamweight (135 pounds) contest.
A bantamweight matchup between two unbeaten prospects will see Shane Torres (2-0) of Santa Cruz, Calif. face off with Holt “The Incredible” Felkins (2-0) of Bakersfield, Calif.
In featherweight (145 pounds) action, Jose “Stilmatik” Avalos (4-2) of Parlier will battle Roger “Rare Breed” Severson (3-4-1) of Vallejo, Calif.
Another featherweight bout will pit Brock Dias (0-0) of Tulare, Calif. against Anthony Parham, Jr. (0-1) of Bakersfield.
Mike Tubera (0-1) of Ceres, Calif. will meet Austin “The Dynasty” Liu (0-1) of Fresno at bantamweight.
In one of two previously announced, featured ‘Mexico vs. USA’ scraps, Ivan “Choko” Castillo (17-13) of Ensenada, B.C. will battle Danny “The Realist” Ramirez (6-6) of Dorado Hills, Calif. at lightweight and, in the other, unbeaten Carlos Reyes (1-0) of Tijuana will face rising star Paul Elizondo (3-1) of Fresno at flyweight.
COMBATE AMERICAS ‘MEXICO VS. USA’ UPDATED FIGHT CARD
LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN EVENT
Adrian Guzman (6-1) vs. Alejandro Martinez (4-4)
FEATURED LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
Ivan Castillo (17-13) vs. Danny Ramirez (6-6)
FEATURED WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT BOUT
Stephanie Frausto (7-6) vs. Charisa Sigala (4-1)
PRELIMINARY BOUT CARD
Flyweight: Paul Elizondo (3-1) vs. Carlos Reyes (1-0)
Bantamweight: Lucero Acosta (1-0) vs. Maritza Sanchez (0-1)
Bantamweight: Shane Torres (2-0) vs. Holt Felkins (2-0)
Featherweight: Jose Avalos (4-2) vs. Roger Severson (3-4-1)
Featherweight: Brock Dias (0-0) vs. Anthony Parham, Jr. (0-1)
Bantamweight: Mike Tubera (0-1) vs. Austin Liu (0-1)