NEW YORK — Combate Americas announced an additional, featured bantamweight (135 pounds) bout pitting Marcelo “Pitbull” Rojo (14-5) against undefeated rising star Jesse Strader (3-0) for its debut Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, live in English in the U.S. and Canada on DAZN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), and in Spanish in the U.S. on Univision Deportes Network (UDN) (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) on Friday, October 26.
The star-studded live event at Complejo Nissan de Gimnasia will be headlined by a previously announced lightweight (155 pounds) showdown between knockout artist Marco Antonio “La Roca” Elpidio (7-2-1) and Spanish MMA pioneer Enrique “Wasabi” Marin (11-5).
Fighting out of Cordoba, Argentina, the 30-year-old Rojo has collected an astounding 12 of 14 career victories by way of (T)KO or submission, and was a semi-finalist in the 2017, inaugural “COPA COMBATE” one-night, eight-man tournament.
In his last start at “Combate Estrellas II” on April 20, Rojo scored a highlight reel, first round (2:34) knockout (punch) on Fabian Galvan.
The 27-year-old Jesse Strader of Lancaster, Calif., USA is a ferocious striker who made his promotional debut with a unanimous decision over Nate Diaz-protégé José Aguayo at “Combate Americas: USA vs. Mexico” in Sacramento, Calif. on May 11.
Priced from 220.00$ MXN, tickets for “Combate Americas: La Batalla de Guadalajara,” are on sale at Superboletos.com.
Monster Energy®, the official energy drink of Combate Americas, will have activations at the event.
Doors at Complejo Nissan de Gimnasia will open at 6 p.m. local time on October 26, and the first preliminary bout will begin at 7 p.m.
UPDATED “COMBATE AMERICAS: LA BATALLA DE GUADALAJARA” FIGHT CARD
LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
Marco Antonio Elpidio vs Enrique Marín
FLYWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT:
Édgar Chairez vs Axel Osuna
FEATURED BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT:
Marcelo Rojo vs. Jesse Strader
Preliminary Bout Card:
Bantamweight: Cristian Quiñónez vs Víctor Madrigal
Atomweight: Brenda Enríquez vs Alitzel Mariscal
Catchweight (150 pounds): Alejandro Martínez vs Jordan Beltrán
Lightweight: Leo Rodríguez vs Ramón López
Heavyweight: Mike Villareal vs Alejandro Solórzano
Bantamweight: Mahatma García vs Federico Betancourt
Featherweight: Luis Cerón vs José Alberto Martínez
Bantamweight: Guillermo Torres vs Mario Tena
Lightweight: Bryan Arreaga vs Marco Messi Domínguez