Combate Americas to Hold One-Night Bantamweight Tournament with $100,000 Prize

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 19, 2017
Combate Americas is brining back the one-night tournament — with a significant cash prize at stake.

The promotion announced Tuesday that it will hold an eight-man bantamweight bracket on Nov. 11 in Cancun, Mexico. The winner of the tournament at “Copa Combate” will be awarded a $100,000 grand prize.

The event will take place on the 24th anniversary of UFC 1, which was executive produced by UFC co-founder and Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren. UFC 1 was also headlined by a one-night, eight-man tournament.

“When I launched the UFC 24 years ago, we changed the world and, on November 11, we are going to do so again with a dynamic tournament that assembles a collection of fighters that most deserve to represent their respective countries,” McLaren said in a release. “These fighters will put their national pride on the line with a substantial payoff.”

The tournament fighters will be announced at a later date and will feature athletes from the United States, Latin America and Spain. The top four fighters will be seeded based on “worldwide rankings,” according to the release. Quarterfinal matchups for those seeded fighters will be determined based on a lottery-ball drawing.

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