TS-1 Promotions announced today that it will bring the Combate Americas live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) television series to the state of Texas for the first time ever with a stacked, 12-bout event at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio on Friday, Dec. 1.
Tickets for “TS-1 Promotions Presents: Combate 19” are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.
“TS-1 Promotions is thrilled to debut the incredibly fast-growing Combate Americas live television event series in the great state of Texas,” said TS-1 Promotions CEO Greg Bloom. “We are going to deliver to fans a memorable night of MMA action featuring some of the fastest rising stars in the sport, including several of San Antonio’s hottest, young prospects.”
In the women’s atomweight (105 pounds) main event and long-awaited grudge match, Eddie Bravo protégé Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (6-4) will square off with Paulina “Firefox” Granados (4-2).
In a featherweight (145 pounds) co-main event, Andres “The Bullet” Quintana (12-2) will face off with fellow, hard-hitting knockout artist Rey “The Warrior” Trujillo (21-19).
Elsewhere on the fight card, Jose “Froggy” Estrada (4-1) will square off with Jesse Vasquez (2-3) in another featherweight contest.
Additional bouts for the “TS-1 Promotions Presents: Combate 19” event will be announced soon.
Kyra Batara vs. Paulina Granados
The 23-year-old Batara of Las Vegas, Nev., a former high school cheerleader turned grappling expert, is coming off a stellar, second round (3:46) submission of 12-time Spanish national judo champion Vanesa Rico at “Combate Clasico” in Miami, Fla. on July 27.
To date, Batara is unbeaten in Combate Americas television action, winning all four of her bouts – three by way of submission.
Granados is a 29-year-old native of Corpus Christi, Texas, now fighting out of San Diego, Calif. where she trains with a handful of the world’s top fighters.
Granados will look to notch her third straight victory on December 1.
Andres Quintana vs. Rey Trujillo
Quintana is a heavy-handed, 26-year-old rising star fighting out of Roswell, N.M. He is aiming for his third consecutive victory after earning back-to-back unanimous decisions over Urijah Faber protégé Erick Sanchez and Mexican contender Levy Saul Marroquin on February 16 and June 30, respectively.
Nine of Quintana’s twelve career wins, thus far, have come by way of (T)KO.
The 35-year-old Trujillo of Houston, Texas is a battle-tested, eight-year veteran of professional MMA.
A known finisher, Trujillo has earned 16 of his 21 career wins via (T)KO or submission.
Jose Estrada vs. Jesse Vasquez
The 26-year-old Estrada’s return to action comes on the heels of a successful debut at featherweight on September 15 when the Fillmore, Calif. resident stopped Izic Fernandez with a series of vicious strikes on the ground in the first round (3:59) of battle.
One of the sport’s top, young prospects, Estrada has already produced memorable, highlight reel-worthy moments, defeating his first three professional adversaries inside of one round.
Fighting out of Dallas, Texas, the 28-year-old Vasquez will look to rebound from two straight defeats.
Vasquez was victorious in his first two professional starts, defeating Josh Nealy by way of first round (3:57) submission (rear-naked choke) on October 2, 2015, and finishing Joshua Hunter via third round (2:01) TKO (punches) on February 27, 2016.