Combate Americas Adds Trio of Bouts to First Event in Puerto Rico in January

By Jay Pettry Dec 19, 2019

Combate Americas will be planting its flag on Puerto Rican soil this January.

According to a promotional press release on Thursday, Combate Americas will be taking a trip down to Puerto Rico on Jan. 25. The organization added three bouts to a card that already had one 130-pound catchweight fight scheduled between Amanda Serrano and the debuting Dahiana Santana. The event will take place at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, and no headliner has been announced yet.

The first fight will take place in the super heavyweight division, between MMA newcomer and former pro wrestler German Figueroa (0-0) and John Calloway (0-3). Billed as a fighter that weighs 280 pounds and measures six-foot-four, the 44-year-old Figueroa spent time with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) along with many years on the regional pro wrestling circuit.

The other two bouts announced include a featherweight battle between unbeaten Zedekiah Montanez (4-0) and Billy Molina (5-4). After winning on the scorecards in his MMA debut in 2018, Montanez has rattled off three first-round stoppages in 2019. His opponent Molina is looking to bounce back from an unsuccessful promotional debut in 2017, where he was knocked out in the opening frame by Marcelo Rojo. Finally, Omar Vega (9-6) from San Juan will collide with Jomal Rodriguez (3-2) at lightweight.

This card will be the first live televised event in Puerto Rico since UFC 8 in 1996, which saw Ken Shamrock tap Kimo Leopoldo with a kneebar to defend the Superfight Championship, and Don Frye take home the tournament crown with three wins in a combined 3:10.
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