Loads of leagues have been engaged on their return plans, and MMA promotion Combate Americas is the newest to announce theirs. The promotion introduced Tuesday they plan to renew holding fights with an occasion Saturday, August 28. That occasion will held at a closed-set studio in Miami and will likely be headlined by the Combate Americas world flyweight (125 kilos) championship contest between Juan Puerta and David Duran (seen at proper above in a earlier Combate Americas battle).
Combate Americas additionally has introduced that they’ll be holding subsequent fights in that Miami studio on Sept. 11 and Sept. 25. And whereas there gained’t be followers in attendance at these occasions, the promotion is including some new interactive parts to their broadcasts. As per a launch, these broadcasts “will function on-camera interactions with a bunch of various celebrities to be introduced quickly” and “can even embody fan polling and voting, in addition to a social media ticker on-screen.” Listed below are extra particulars from a launch:
Combate Americas right this moment introduced that it’ll return to reside tv with a sports activities industry-first, interactive new Combined Martial Arts (MMA) battle sequence from a state-of-the-art closed set in Miami, Fla. on Friday nights, starting August 28, and persevering with with two particular occasions on Sept. 11 and Sept. 25 in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The occasions will air reside on tv within the U.S. in Spanish on Univision (12 a.m. ET/11 p.m. CT) and TUDN USA (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), in English on AXS TV (11 p.m. ET/eight p.m. PT) and in Mexico on Televisa Canal 5 (11 p.m. native time).
…“As reside sports activities return to tv, Combate Americas goes to make the most of this closed set studio sequence to ship one thing that followers have by no means seen earlier than and that may carry them nearer than ever to the motion from their screens,” stated Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
Security precautions are clearly a priority for any resuming league, and we’ve seen some completely different approaches to that from promotions, together with the UFC and Prime Rank. The Combate Americas launch outlines that they’ve employed a devoted doctor “to manage COVID-19 testing of all athletes, officers and workers previous to the present and to oversee the well being of all personnel on-site in Miami,” that their Los Angeles-based workers will endure COVID-19 testing earlier than heading to Miami for this, and that “All athletes and their respective nook folks in addition to all Combate Americas workers and officers will endure each COVID-19 and antibody testing in Miami, in accordance with the brand new Florida State Boxing Fee necessities.” We’ll see how this return to motion goes for them.
[Photo by Scott Hirano/Combate Americas]