A bantamweight championship rematch between Jose Alday and Gustavo Lopez will serve as the headliner for Combate Americas’ upcoming event in Tucson, Ariz., on March 29.
The promotion announced the matchup on Tuesday. Combate Americas “Alday vs. Lopez 2” takes place at the Event Center at Casino Del Sol and airs on DAZN at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
“This is an incredible rematch that had to happen after these two fought an all-out war for three straight rounds,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren. “If their rematch is anything like their first meeting, we will have a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate on our hands.”
Five other bouts were announced for the card: Kobe Ortiz vs. James Cannon at middleweight; Oscar Suarez vs. Joao Camilo at flyweight; Andy Perez vs. Alvarado Osuna at bantamweight; Codie Wareham vs. Gabby Romero at strawweight and Marisol Ruelas vs. Corrie Ward at strawweight.
Alday and Lopez initially squared off with the vacant 135-pound belt at stake this past September, with Alday winning a three-round split decision. Alday has won three bouts in a row, while Lopez will attempt to snap a two-fight skid.