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Former WWE champ joins Combate Americas

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Every time a professional wrestler joins the ranks of mixed martial arts (MMA), an angel gets his wings a hater loses his shit.

Hispanic MMA sports franchise Combate Americas, which airs on NBC Universo, has inked former WWE world champion "Alberto Del Rio" as color commentator, beginning with "Road to the Championship" on Thurs., Sept. 17, 2015 inside Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"We are excited to have 'Alberto El Patron' (real name Jose Alberto Rodriguez), one of the premier athletes and most charismatic personalities in the sport of professional wrestling, as well as a proven MMA competitor, with us on television for this historic live fight series," Combate Americas CEO and UFC co-founder Campbell McLaren said in today's release.

"As a premier Mexican figure in the world of sports entertainment," continued McLaren, "Alberto is the consummate voice for Combate Americas, which was created to serve fans with an authentic Hispanic MMA product, on television and other media platforms around the world."

Rodriguez is a former member of the Mexican National Greco-Roman wrestling team and a medalist at the Pan American Games with a professional MMA record of 9-5, with all of nine of his victories having come by way of knockout/technical knockout or submission.

For more on Combate Americas "Road To The Championship" kick-off event click here.

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