Combate Americas has long since made inroads in the Spanish-speaking mixed martial arts community, and now the company is getting ready to make its full-court press to capture the English-language fan base.
Combate announced Tuesday that Max Bretos and Julianna Pena will serve as the English commentary team for its AXS TV broadcasts.
Bretos, a veteran ESPN anchor, will serve as the play-by-play announcer, while Pena, “The Ultimate Fighter 18” winner, will be serve as color commentator.
AXS TV will air 35 live Combate Americas events in 2020, but the partnership will kick off in December.
Bretos and Pena will host a Dec. 6 special that previews the Tito Ortiz vs. Alberto El Patron fight, which airs Dec. 7 on pay-per-view. A Dec. 20 show will highlight the one-night “Copa Combate” tournament from 2018, and Dec. 27 will feature a “best of” compilation of Combate’s 2019 most exciting fights.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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