No habla Español? No worries, mi amigo.
Combate Americas will bring its English-language telecast of “Copa Combate” to NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) on Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, live from Cancun, Mexico, where the promotion’s epic one-night, eight-man bantamweight tournament will take place on the 24th anniversary of UFC 1.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer this incredible event to both the Telemundo and NBCSN audiences in Spanish and in English, respectively” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren. “’Copa Combate’ is the first event of its kind in the MMA fight world, so being able to serve the largest group of fans possible in the U.S. under the NBC umbrella is an honor.”
The NBCSN feed will run in conjunction with the live Spanish-language broadcast on NBCUniversal’s Telemundo network, marking the first time two NBCU platforms will simulcast live mixed martial arts (MMA) action.
Competing for a grand prize of $100,000, the eight competitors (see them here) will be separated into four tournament brackets, with the top four fighters given seeded positions based on their worldwide rankings. Quarterfinal stage opponents for the four fighters will be determined based on a lottery ball drawing that will take place on Thurs., Nov. 2.
To see the rest of the “Copa Combate” fight card and line up, which features the return of undefeated women’s knockout artist Melissa Martinez, click here.