mun2 COMBATE AMERICAS Winners Crowned
mun2, the Hispanic entertainment cable network, crowned Erick May Leon as the Featherweight champion and Danny "The Machine" Morales as the Welterweight champion of its MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) competition reality series, Combate Americas. The series and final fights can be seen onwww.mun2.tv/combate . The two fighters win highly-coveted spots in the Combate Americas MMA league. Combate Americas is the first Spanish language MMA competition reality series created by Campbell McLaren, a co-founder of the UFC and the CEO of Combate Americas, and BMP Latin, the Hispanic division of Bunim/Murray Productions, and producers of The Real World, Project Runway and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
In the final episode viewers saw Featherweights Oscar Valdez of Batesville, AR and Erick May Leon of Tijuana, MXFace Off in the first match where their strength and endurance were tested and one bested. The Fighters employ a mix of wrestling and jiu-jitsu in a fight that undoubtedly had the audience on the edge of their seats. Leon, whose superior wrestling experience dominated Valdez won by unanimous decision.
The final fight was a culmination of the fiercest rivalry of the season: Welterweights JC Llamas of Bakersfield, CA and Danny Morales of Chicago, IL. The tension was at an all-time high as these fighters took their months of clashing and squaring off in challenges into the ring. Putting their skills to the test, the fight found Danny tapping into his training to adapt to JC's "unorthodox" ways of fighting. An adrenaline-filled fight, that was technical and erupted in a bloody brawl had Morales end up winning in a close decision.
In the first two fights of the finale, Mission Texas' own Ricky "El Gallero" Palacios faced off against last minute replacement Matt Wagy in a featherweight match in which Ricky showed true heart, after hurting his leg, coming back for a stunning TKO in the second round. In the other Welterweight battle of the finale Miami's own Alan "The Rebel" Arzeno faced street fighting sensation Rene "Level" Martinez in a true hand to hand thriller where Arzeno battered Martinez into a second round TKO.
For complete results and to view all Combate Americas challenges and fights go to www.mun2.tv/combate.
The series was shot in Miami and followed 10 professional Hispanic MMA fighters as they compete to win a coveted spot in the Combate Americas franchise. The series is hosted by award-winning Latin music duo Chino & Nacho and MMA host/journalist Andrea Calle, Urban music superstar Daddy Yankee is Combate Americas' first commissioner and Piolin, SiriusXM host of Piolin Radio channel 147, the color commentator. Press materials, including interviews with the fighters, photos and logos, can be found at www.EPKLink.com/CombateAmericas; information for fans including cast profiles and exclusive week to week material can be seen at: www.mun2.tv/combate.
About Combate Americas:
Combate Americas is the first Spanish language Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise designed to serve the Hispanic audience - the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population and one of the most avid groups of fight fans worldwide. Combate Americas features the best Hispanic fighters and includes a reality TV series, live events and mobile programming. Yahoo! Sports describes Combate America's CEO Campbell McLaren, also co-creator of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), as "knowing more about the sport than just about anyone in it today." With over 20 years of experience in television and sports, McLaren's Combate Americas franchise is poised bring a whole new audience to MMA and start a new era in combat sports.