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Combate America's MMA fight series 'Road To The Championship' premieres Sept. 17

Combate Americas

Combate Americas is back, and this time the surging mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion is bringing a fight series with it.

The Miami, Florida-based promotion announced today that "Road To The Championship" -- which will air on NBC Universo -- is set to go down on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

From the press release:

NEW YORK - August 26, 2015 - Combate Americas, the first-ever U.S. Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise founded by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) co-creator Campbell McLaren, and NBC UNIVERSO, the modern sports and entertainment cable channel for Latinos, today announced the kick-off of "Road To The Championship," an all-new, multi-year MMA fight series that will air live on NBC UNIVERSO. The first live event in the Combate Americas series will air on Thursday, September 17 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. from The D in Las Vegas, Nev., just in time for the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Combate Americas is the groundbreaking, live MMA fight series created specifically for U.S. Hispanics who are passionate about the artistry and action of the sport. Fans can tune into NBC UNIVERSO to watch these modern day gladiators enter the cage to compete for a chance at glory.

The Combate Americas live fight series schedule on NBC UNIVERSO includes:

Thurs., Sept. 17, 2015 at 11p ET / 8p PT
Thurs., Nov. 19, 2015 at 11p ET / 8p PT
In 2016, four additional dates TBD

The main event will see Ramiro "Junior" Hernandez take on Max Ceniceros.

Also on the card, favorites such as Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc, Ozzie Alvarez, and John "Sexy Mexy" Castaneda will all see action, as well as reality TV stars Ricky Palacios and JC Llamas.

To learn more about Combate Americas click here to hear from Campbell McLaren in his exclusive interview with

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