(article) COMBATE AMERICAS BECOMES FIRST FIGHT PROGRAM IN HISTORY TO WIN A MAJOR TV AWARD


BEATS MARK BURNETT’S THE VOICE FOR “BEST VARIETY OR REALITY SHOW” AT

29TH ANNUAL IMAGEN AWARDS

Combate Americas, authority entertainment, autoridad mmaNEW YORK, NY (August 7, 2014) – Combate Americas, the first U.S. Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise created by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) co-founder Campbell McLaren to serve the nation’s fastest growing demographic, made history with its competition reality series on Friday, August 1, becoming the first fight-themed program ever to win a major television honor at the 29th annual Imagen Awards Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Amongst the tough competition Combate Americas conquered for “Best Variety or Reality Series” was Mark Burnett’s smash hit singing competition reality series The Voice that is set to roll out its seventh season of programming on NBC.

“It is an incredible honor to receive this award just after our first year of operations,” said McLaren, the CEO of Combate Americas who also served as an Executive Producer on the reality series. Reggaeton superstar and former professional boxer Daddy Yankee serves as the Combate Americas League Commissioner and appears in the reality series in this capacity.

 “One of the immediate goals with Combate Americas,” continued McLaren, “was to create an authentic show that Latino fight fans in the U.S. would not just enjoy, but also identify with on both a personal and cultural level. Winning the Imagen Award for ‘Best Variety or Reality Show’ confirms that we achieved this goal.”

The 10-episode, self-titled reality series that was produced by Bunim/Murray Productions and longtime fight industry executive Mike Afromowitz, premiered on mun2, NBCUniversal’s leading bi-lingual cable TV platform for 18-34 year old adults, on Sunday, February 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The show is hosted by Latin Grammy Award winning pop duo Chino y Nacho and MMA reporter and fitness model Andrea Calle.Andrea+Calle+Sixth+Annual+Fighters+Only+World+v0SEc2mE11ul

In addition to the hosts and Daddy Yankee, the series features a number of guest appearances by other celebrity athletes and entertainers, including legendary UFC champion and Hall of Famer Royce GracieTop Chef Estrella hostess and former Miss Universe runner-up Cynthia Olavarria; and Lucha Libre superstar Blue Demon, Jr.

The Combate Americas reality TV series explores the lives, personal struggles and triumphs of 10 aspiring world champions who hail from various parts of the U.S. as well as Mexico, as they engage in grueling and tricky physical competitions that culminate with matchups between the fighters in the Combate Americas cage, La Jaula.

The series has also been nominated for “Best Reality Moment” by Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards), which airs live on Telemundo from American Airlines Arena in Miami, Fla. on Thursday, August 21. The winner of the award will be determined by fans, who can vote for their favorite moment here.

The showdown between series welterweight (170 pounds) arch-rivals, undefeated Danny “The Machine” Morales of Chicago, Ill. and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu stylist J.C. Llamas of Bakersfield, Calif., has been selected as a nominee for “Best Reality Moment” by Premios Tu Mundo.

The 23-year-old Morales, who was incarcerated at the age of 16, discovered the sport of MMA and his calling in life in his jail cell while flipping through the pages of a magazine. Llamas, a spirited 28-year-old, grew up in poverty in Mexico and accepted his first professional fight with just six weeks of training, in order to be able to pay for medicine needed by his ill grandmother.

Combate Americas is slated to roll out its live event series in the fall on a date to be announced in Miami.

ABOUT COMBATE AMERICAS

Combate Americas, LLC. is the first U.S. Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise in history, designed to build Latino fighting champions and serve Hispanic fans, one of the world’s most avid groups of prize fighting enthusiasts.  The Combate Americas franchise includes reality TV programming, live events and mobile programming.  The company’s CEO, Campbell McLaren, is universally recognized as the co-founder/co-creator of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).  New York Magazine described McLaren as “the marketing genius behind the UFC” and Yahoo! Sports proclaimed that he “knows more about the sport than just about anyone in it today.”  With an unprecedented product and a blue-chip ownership and management team, Combate Americas is poised to break new ground and bring about a new era in world championship level MMA competition.

Contact:

Mike Afromowitz, Combate Americas, LLC.; (917) 566-8754, mikea@combateamericas.com

(video) Andrea Calle makes news again, doing a sexy workout in miami


MMA PERSONALITY Andrea Calle stopped by a Miami park to get in a pretty amazing workout.

The Colombian model, who appears in MMA TV shows such as Combat Americas, was spotted getting her cardio workout at a Miami park. She plays a tough coach on the TV show, putting the fighters through their paces, and here she worked up a real sweat to keep herself in top shape. Calle, whose derriere has been compared to J-Lo’s, has a huge social media following and we can see why.

 

 

(images) Andrea Calle Shows Off Her Bikini Body in Miami! OW!


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Latin reality star & MMA reporter Andrea Calle shows off her bikini body while enjoying yet another day at the beach in Miami. The ‘Combate Americas’ star was all smiles as she catwalked around in her little bikini!OW! Show some love for Andrea and become a follower on both Twitter and Instagram to check out some of her sexy workout videos!

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(video+audio) EA Sports and Gilbert Melendez


Andrea Calle sits down with UFC’s number one contender and Lightweight title challenger, Gilbert “El Niño” Melendez to talk about the amazing new UFC game from EA Sports while they visited Miami, Florida. Gilbert shared his thoughts on what it feels like to be a character in the game as well as his review over the entire gaming experience. “El Niño” also gave his opinion on many some MMA news like Chael Sonnen retiring, Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva, being a couch on the next TUF season alongside his next opponent Anthony Pettis as well as having to couch a team full of women. This and much more with “El Niño” Gilbert Melendez!!!

 

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(Video) Combate on 42nd street in Time Square


we all have dreams, and mine seem a bit unreachable. But God has proved me wrong, nothing is impossible for him. I am leaving my dreams, thanks to Jesus and people who have believed in me. I got this video today, this is on time square on 42nd street in NY, i can’t believe its me. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that believed in me, family, Campbell McLaren, Mun2, Bunim/Murray Productions for believing in me and giving me the opportunity.

Combate Americas Premiers this Sunday february 23rd, 10pm EST on MUN2