Copa Combate women’s bout to broadast on Telemundo too

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On November 11 Telemundo, America’s second largest Spanish television network, will broadcast a live MMA event for the first time. Live from Cancun, Mexico, fans will get to see the semi-finals and finals of the $100,000, one-night, 8-man bantamweight tournament.

In addition to the tournament, Telemundo will stream the co-main event, a showdown between undefeated knockout artist Melissa ‘Super Melly’ Martinez and Gloria ‘Gloriosa’ Bravo. Martinez, 20, hails from Mexico City, Mexico while Bravo, 31, is from Santiago, Chile

“This is a phenomenal addition to an already stellar and historic fight card created for the Telemundo broadcast television platform,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren. “With the incredibly relentless and hard-hitting action we have seen from the women of Combate Americas, it is only fitting that we showcase a matchup between two of the sport’s brightest and fastest rising female stars like Melissa Martinez and Gloria Bravo on the ‘COPA COMBATE’ platform.”

Melissa Martinez scores a knockout in Combate 15:

The entire event will stream on and the Telemundo Now app. The live broadcast on Telemundo will begin at 11:35 p.m. ET.

The brackets for the 8-man bantamweight tournament will be determined in a lottery-ball draw on November 2:
John ‘Sexy Mexy’ Castaneda • Mankato, Minnesota, USA
Marcelo ‘Pitbull’ Rojo • Cordoba, Argentina
Carlos ‘Lobo’ Rivera  • Mexico City, Mexico
Mikey ‘El Terrible’ Erosa • San Juan, Puerto Rico
Marc ‘Lufo’ Gomez  • Barcelona, Spain
Andres ‘Doble A’ Ayala • Bogota, Colombia
Kevin ‘El Frio’ Moreyra • Lima, Peru
Ricky ‘El Gallero’ Palacios • Mission, Republic of Texas