NEW YORK: Combate Americas today announced its return to Fresno, Calif. with another Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) extravaganza, live on television, on both Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and UDN (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), from Save Mart Center on Friday, Aug. 2.
In the flyweight (125 pounds) main event, former world champion and superstar Zoila “The Warrior Princess” Frausto (14-5) will square off with three-time Central American Judo champion, Reina Cordoba (9-1).
Priced from $22, tickets for the Combate Americas event are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.
“Fresno has become a phenomenal home for Combate Americas action, and we will be bringing another lineup filled with both established and rising stars to Save Mart Center on August 2, beginning with our main event between Zoila Frausto and Reina Cordoba,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
Frausto of Madera, Calif. made her long-awaited return to MMA action as well as her promotional debut with Combate Americas at Save Mart Center on February 22.
Fighting under MMA rules for the first time in three years, the former world champion who also competes professionally at a world-class level in both kickboxing and Muay Thai, came out of the gates blazing, and scored a first round (1:52) TKO (knee to the body) on fellow veteran Jaimee Nievera.
In addition to her accolades in Judo competition, Cordoba of San Jose, Costa Rica is a two-time Pan American Sambo tournament champion, and an aggressive-minded veteran who has earned eight of her nine professional career victories by way of (T)KO or submission.
The matchup with Frausto will mark Cordoba’s first start since May 4, 2017 when she submitted (guillotine choke) Alejandra Orozco in the second round (2:23) of battle.
Joel Lopez (1-0) of Madera will face off with Brock Dias (0-0) of Visalia, Calif. in a bantamweight (135 pounds) matchup.
Austin “The Dynasty” Liu (0-0) of Fresno will make his professional debut against Daniel Oseguera (0-1) of Modesto in another bantamweight affair.
Additional Combate Americas bouts, including the co-main event and remainder of the main card, will be announced soon.