Combate Americas’s upcoming trip to Arizona has a headliner.
Mexico’s Jose Alday (12-4-1) will now face Argentina’s Juan Pablo Gonzalez (7-2-2) in the main event of Combate 39, which takes place at Casino del Sol in Tucson on June 7, officials told MMA Fighting.
Alday has already competed once in 2019, losing via strikes in the first-round to Gustavo Lopez this past March. He had won three straight fights prior to that outing, including a vacant bantamweight title win over Lopez via split decision in their first meeting last September.
Gonzalez will be looking for his first win in Combate after dropping back-to-back unanimous decisions to Mario Bautista and Kevin Garcia. He is stepping in as a replacement for Irwin Rivera, who was forced to withdraw due to injury.
Also confirmed for Combate 39 were the lightweight co-main event between Cub Swanson protege Rafa Garcia (9-0) and big show veteran Estevan Payan (17-12, 1 NC), and a strawweight bout between Yazmin Jauregui (2-0) and Codie Wareham (2-0).
Combate 39 will air live on Univision and the DAZN streaming service.
See the updated card below:
Jose Alday vs. Juan Pablo Gonzalez
Rafa Garcia vs. Estevan Payan
Yazmin Jauregui vs. Codie Wareham
Javier Torres vs. Joel Champion
Eduardo Alvarado Osuna vs. Jose Luis Calvo
Justin Rascon vs. Jesus Rivas