Three More Bouts Added to Combate Americas Show in New York

By Mike Sloan Sep 14, 2016
Combate Americas announced on Wednesday afternoon that the promotion has tacked on three more fights to its New York show on Oct. 14.

Urijah Faber protégé Erick Sanchez will take on free-swinging slugger Victor Martinez in a featherweight encounter. Their duel will serve as the evening’s co-feature, which goes down inside Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona. UFC Fight Pass will stream the action live.

A bantamweight tussle between Irwin Rivera and Cristobal Chavez has also been announced, as has a women’s atomweight affair pitting Paulina Granados against Jenna Serio.

Martinez is coming off a split decision loss to Erick Gonzalez in April at Combate Americas: Road to the Championship 4. Before that, the Texan had won two in a row and six of seven overall, with five of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Sanchez, meanwhile, has won his last three, all by either submission or knockout. He’s flip-flopped between Combate Americas and Bellator during that span and like his upcoming foe, he’s also won six of his previous seven battles inside the cage. The last time the Sacramento fighter competed, he subbed Mike Segura via rear-naked choke in just 50 seconds.

Combate Americas “Empire Rising” will be headlined by the promotion’s first-ever championship bout when John “Sexy Mexy” Castaneda opposes Gustavo Lopez for the vacant bantamweight title.

More fights will be announced for the card in the coming weeks.

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