PRESS RELEASE – UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – January 30, 2014 – mun2, the leading Hispanic entertainment cable network, will premiere its first MMA (mixed martial arts) competition reality series “Combate Americas” on Sunday, February 23rd at 10:00p.m. EST/ 9:00p.m. CST. The series produced by BMP Latin ( a division of Emmy award winning Bunim/Murray Productions) and created by Co-founder of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Campbell McLaren, follows the lives of ten Hispanic MMA fighters as they compete, coexist and face the daily challenges set before them to win an exclusive contract with the new Combate Americas franchise.
The series will be hosted by award-winning Latin music duo Chino & Nacho and MMA host/journalist Andrea Calle. Urban music superstar Daddy Yankee will serve as Combate Americas’ first commissioner and Piolin, SiriusXM host of Piolin Radio channel 147, appears as the color commentator.
The series will give an in-depth look at the fighters from a very personal perspective of where they come from, who they are and what made them become MMA professionals. An inside look at not only the challenges set to these individuals to achieve a spot in the franchise but as well, the real-life dedication, sacrifice and adversity that living within and from this growing popular sport demands to make it to la Jaula (the Cage).
The competition series will reward a contract to one fighter in two weight classes: featherweight and welterweight.
“Combate Americas” is being Executive Produced by Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Gabriela Cocco-Sanchez, Julio Caro and Melissa Bidwell for BMP Latin, Campbell McLaren CEO of Combate Americas as well as Margie Moreno and Luisa Varona Granados for mun2. Special guests in the series include first UFC/MMA champion Royce Gracie, legendary Mexican luchador El Blue Demon, Muay Thai kickboxing champion Joseph “Bazooka Joe” Valtellini, actress and Top Chef Estrellas star Cynthia Olavarria, Tropical Latin Music superstar Elvis Crespo and Los Angeles super group Psycho Realm (Sick Jacken / Cynic).