LOS ANGELES – Combate Americas will return to motion Aug. 28 with the primary of three reveals from a closed set in Miami.
The combined martial arts promotion revealed its plan to The Related Press on Tuesday.
Combate, which focuses on Hispanic fighters and Spanish-speaking audiences, additionally will maintain Friday evening reveals on Sept. 11 and Sept. 25 in Miami.
Combate hasn’t staged a present since Feb. 28 after canceling three occasions in early March, turning into the primary main MMA promotion to postpone competitors as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
The primary fan-free present in Miami will probably be headlined by a featherweight title combat between Juan Puerta and David Duran. The promotion’s occasions air in North America on Univision, TUDN and AXS TV.
Combate says it’s going to implement intensive well being and security protocols for its return. The promotion’s staffers will bear COVID-19 testing in Los Angeles earlier than touring to Miami, the place its fighters will probably be examined for COVID-19 and antibodies by a doctor.
Combate is the newest promotion to announce its plan to return behind the UFC, which held a fan-free present in Brazil in early March after which took eight weeks off.
The UFC returned Could 9 in Florida. Its eighth occasion since its restart is scheduled for Saturday evening in Las Vegas, adopted by 4 occasions subsequent month in Abu Dhabi.
Invicta FC is scheduled to return with a full present July 2 in Kansas Metropolis. The Bellator and One Championship promotions nonetheless have not set a date to return to main MMA competitors, though Asia-based One held two occasions in Shanghai final weekend that includes kickboxing fights and minor MMA bouts.