Jose Estrada and Pablo Sabori will collide in a main card bout this April at Combate Americas “Combate Estrellas I” in Los Angeles.
The promotion announced six new fights in all for the April 13 event from the Shine Expo Hall.
John Castaneda and Marc Gomez meet in the main event in a battle at bantamweight.
Below is a press release:
Combate Americas announced six new matchups today for “Combate Estrellas I,” the premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise’s first live television event of 2018, and the first event of a two-part series featuring a collection of Combate Americas’ top estrellas, or “stars,” that will take place at Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, April 13.
Priced from $40, tickets for “Combate Estrellas I” are on sale at Ticketon.com.
The newly announced bouts include a featherweight (145 pounds) main card battle between fellow rising stars Jose “Froggy” Estrada (4-1), representing the U.S., and Pablo “Gallo Negro” Sabori (8-4) of Mexico.
The matchup between Estrada, 27, who fights out of Ventura, Calif., and the 26-year-old Sabori of Tecate, Baja California, will precede the flyweight (125 pounds) women’s co-main event between five-division world boxing champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano, (0-0) representing Puerto Rico in her much-anticipated MMA rules debut, against Erendira “Aketzaly” Ordoñez (2-1) of Mexico, and the bantamweight (135 pounds) main event rematch between John “Sexi Mexi” Castaneda (16-3), representing the U.S., and Marc “Lufo” Gomez (21-11), representing Spain.
In “Combate Estrellas I” preliminary bout card action, Rafa “Gifted” Garcia (5-0) of Mexico will risk his perfect record in a lightweight (155 pounds) scrap against fellow streaking prospect Chase “El Guero” Gibson (8-2) of the U.S.
A winner of Combate Americas’ first-ever open fighter tryout in 2016, the 25-year-old Garcia of Mexicali, Baja California, has defeated all of his opponents to date by way of submission inside of two rounds, while the 28-year-old Gibson, who fights out of Los Angeles, is a winner of his last five bouts.
In women’s atomweight (105 pounds) action on the preliminary bout card, Paulina “Firefox” Granados (4-3) will battle fellow American Sheila Padilla (3-2).
Lightweight American rivals Danny “The Realist” Ramirez (6-3) and Erick “Ghost Pepper” Gonzalez (7-2) will face each other for the second time, in a grudge bout, just over one year after Ramirez took a unanimous decision from Gonzalez at “Combate 11” on February 16, 2017.
Undefeated Javier “El Mariachi” Garcia (3-0) will collide with fellow American and aggressive-minded finisher Gabriel Green (7-2) in another lightweight affair. Both Garcia and Green have claimed all of their respective victories to date by way of (T)KO or submission.
In a flyweight contest, submission ace Heinrich “Ricky Scraps” Wassmer (6-2) of the U.S. will face “Malicious” Michael Reyes (3-4-1) of the U.S.
Bantamweight: John Castaneda (16-3) vs. Marc Gomez (21-11)
Flyweight: Amanda Serrano (0-0) vs. Erendira Ordoñez (2-1)
Featherweight: Jose Estrada (4-1) vs. Pablo Sabori (8-4)
Lightweight: Rafa Garcia (5-0) vs. Chase Gibson (8-2)
Atomweight: Paulina Granados (4-3) vs. Sheila Padilla (3-2)
Lightweight: Danny Ramirez (6-3) vs. Erick Gonzalez (7-2)
Lightweight: Javier Garcia (3-0) vs. Gabriel Green (7-2)
Flyweight: Heinrich Wassmer (6-2) vs. Michael Reyes (3-4-1)