The new main event at Combate 11 on February 16, 2017, Danny ‘The Realist’ Ramirez (5-2) vs. Erick ‘The Ghost Pepper’ Gonzalez (6-1), will raise the temperature inside La Jaula, and that’s no lie.
After Kyra Batara (5-4), the face of Combate Americas, failed to reach the scale, her fight against Vanessa Hernandez (2-2) was scratched from the lineup. The promotion’s CEO, Campbell McClaren, discussed the issue on Instagram, “You know, I don’t know what happened. Kyra has never missed weight, but she missed weight here. She didn’t miss it by a little; she missed it by a lot. We had to cancel the fight. She was in a weakened state. We had to cancel.”
Unfortunate circumstance paved an opportune path for either Ramirez or Gonzalez to stagger the cast at the top of Combate Americas’ lightweight division.
Riding four straight wins, three of which under the umbrella of Combate Americas, Gonzalez’s confidence burns as if dowsed in accelerant leading into Combate 11:
With Ramirez on the card, the potential for Fight of the Night lingers with every round. Following his previous outing at Global Knockout (GKO) 7, which was awarded GKO’s 2016 Fight of the Year, ‘The Realist’ vowed to drop the mercury on Gonzalez’s heat index:
Whether you’re a fan who prefers the finer expressions of art in MMA or simply enjoy fits of violence, Combate 11 provides both by locking Ramirez and Gonzalez in the cage together as the main attraction on UFC Fight Pass.