Combate Americas to Promote ‘Combate Clasico’ Around Real Madrid-Barcelona Rivalry
By: Jordan Breen Jul 17, 2017
“El Clasico” isn't just about soccer any more.
Sherdog.com has learned that Combate
Americas is set to announce
“Combate Clasico,” an MMA event co-promoted with Relevant
Sports, a firm specializing in building soccer's presence in the
United States and promoting international football matches. Sources
close to the promotion confirmed the news on Monday.
The event, which take place on July 27 at the Mana Wynwood
Convention Center in Miami, Florida, is part of a week-long series
of sporting events, concerts and parties, culminating with “El
Clasico Miami” on July 29 at Hard Rock Stadium, where rival Spanish
soccer powerhouses Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will face off. It
is the first meeting between the two clubs outside of Spain since
1982, and their first ever match-up in North America.
“Combate Clasico” is scheduled to air live on ESPN3 and via the
ESPN app. In Latin America, the broadcast will air live on ESPN.
Dovetailing with the “El Clasico” theme, the event line-up will not
only focus on Spanish talent, but pit fighters representing
Barcelona against their counterparts from Madrid.