Combate Americas announced that Alejandro “El Pato” Martinez (4-4) will replace an injured Pablo “El Gallo Negro” Sabori (9-6) as Mexico’s representative in the ‘Mexico vs. USA’ lightweight (155 pounds) main event against fast-rising American star Adrian Guzman (6-1) when the world’s premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise returns to Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. on Friday, Feb. 28.
A rugged battler, the 28-year-old Martinez of Tijuana, B.C. has earned all four of his professional career wins via (T)KO or submission.He is looking to bounce back after a split decision loss to Enrique “Baby Bull” Gonzalez last June 21.
Guzman of Parlier, Calif. is coming off an electrifying, three-round unanimous decision win over Danny “The Realist” Ramirez in Combate Americas main event action at Save Mart Center last November 22.
Guzman has earned four of his six career victories by way of (T)KO or submission, and will look for his third consecutive win.
Also announced today was a featured, women’s strawweight (115 pounds) contest between Stephanie “Macaquinha” Frausto (7-6) and Charisa Sigala (4-1).
The matchup between Frausto of Madera, Calif. and Sigala of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. will replace the previously announced flyweight (125 pounds) meeting between Frausto’s sister, Zoila Frausto (14-6), and Karla Benitez (17-15-1, 1 NC), after Benitez was deemed ineligible to compete on the scheduled date of the event.