Combate Americas’ ‘Copa Combate’ Event Adds English Broadcast on NBCSN
By: Tristen Critchfield Oct 31, 2017
In addition to airing in Spanish on Telemundo, Combate Americas’
“Copa Combate” event will also be broadcast in English on NBC
The promotion announced the news on Tuesday. According to a
release, it will mark the first time two NBCU platforms have
simulcast a mixed martial arts event.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer this incredible
event to both the Telemundo and NBCSN audiences in Spanish and in
English, respectively” Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren
said. “‘Copa Combate’ is the first event of its kind in the
MMA fight world, so being able to serve the largest group of fans
possible in the U.S. under the NBC umbrella is an honor.”
“Copa Combate” takes place in Cancun, Mexico, on Nov. 11, with the
televised portion of the card beginning on Telemundo and NBCSN at
11:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. CT. The card features a one-night,
eight-man bantamweight tournament where the winner of the bracket
receives a $100,000 prize. The tournament’s semifinals and
championship bout will be televised on Telemundo and NBCSN.
Meanwhile, quarterfinal matchups and alternate pairings will stream
on TelemundoSports.com and the Telemundo En Vivo app as well as
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.