Kyra Batara returns to Combate Americas, faces Vanessa Rico Fernandez in main event of CA 11

Kyra Batara

UFC Fight Pass’ Hispanic show returns to California Thursday with 5-4 Kyra Batara vs. 2-2 Vanessa Rico Fernandez in the main event.  Combate Americas 11 takes place February 16th at the Burbank Convention Center in Burbank, CA with a webcast at UFC Fight Pass.

Combate Americas seem determined to make a star of 22 year-old atomweight Kyra Batara even giving billboard space for her but not for her opponent for Batara’s fight on the New York card, a fight that ended up falling through when Batara sustained an injury.  Batara went 0-2 in RFA earlier in her career but in Combate Americas she is 2-0 with wins over Liz McCarthy and Jenny Silverio, both by TKO.  Fernandez enters this bout 2-2 with her only fight in the past seventeen months being a loss to Gina Iniong in PXC in January 2016.

Erick Sanchez

Also on the card is a clash of Bellator vets with Erick Sanchez vs. Andres Quintana.  7-2 Sanchez won his sole Bellator bout by defeating Ousmane Thomas Diagne by TKO in December 2015 then returned to submit Mike Segura in Combate Americas last April.  9-2 Quintana defeated Russell Wilson at Bellator 91 back in February 2013, part of his nine-fight win streak that was broken with his loss to Adrian Diaz at TPF last May.

Fight card

  • Javier Garcia vs. Donte Stubbs
  • Izic Fernandez vs. Rudy Morales
  • Heinrich Wassmer vs. Heber Castillo
  • Benji Gomez vs. Albert Tapia
  • Alyssa Garcia vs. Kaliyana Tan
  • Erick Sanchez vs. Andres Quintana
  • Jose Estrada vs. George Hernandez
  • Danny Ramirez vs. Erick Gonzalez
  • Kyra Batara vs. Vanessa Rico Fernandez