AXS TV Fights is back after three months away with live action this Friday, as the digital cable network presents its first event from the Combate Americas MMA promotion.
This week, six days removed from a pay-per-view card in McAllen, TX, Combate Americas will originate from Stockton CA’s Stockton Arena for Combate 52: Stockton, the promotion’s penultimate show of the year.
Action begins Friday night at 10 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. PST on AXS TV.
Note: Check your cable programming guide for the channel number for AXS TV in your area. AXS TV is seen on channel 340 on DIRECTV and channel 167 on Dish Network.
Also, if you’re part of our reading audience in Canada, this Combate Americas event, as well as all other Combate Americas events airing on AXS TV in the United States, will be aired on Fight Network, which is available to subscribers of a majority of cable providers in Canada.
In total, Combate Stockton will feature nine mixed martial arts contests inside La Jaula (Spanish for “the cage.”)
Highlighting the show this week is a Featherweight main event between Marlon Gonzalez (15-4-2) and Horacio Gutierrez (6-3). Being a non-title fight, this is a three-round fight at five minutes per round.
Heading into Friday night’s main event, Horacio Gutierrez is the taller contestant, standing 5-foot-10, one inch taller than Marlon Gonzalez’s 5-foot-9 frame.
Both fighters have posted 3-2 records in their respective last five fights.
For Marlon Gonzalez, his last fight resulted in a split decision victory against Pablo Vilaseca during Combate 38: Combate Peru on May 31 in the co-main event.
In the other corner, Horacio Gutierrez last won vs. Chase Gibson (first-round knockout) in Combate 45 in Guadalajara back in September during the main event.
The Tale of the Tape
Tapology shows that Marlon Gonzalez has a two-inch reach advantage (71 inches to 69 inches) heading into the main event on Friday night.
Prediction: Horacio Gutierrez by first-round knockout.
Other fights on Friday’s card include
Javier Reyes Rugeles (8-3) vs. Joe Neal (6-4) [Featherweight, co-main event]
Prelim: Jose Aguayo (2-2) vs. Michael Humphrey (0-5) [Featherweight]
Prelim: Cameron Church (3-0) Alex Sanchesc (6-1) [catchweight- 159 lbs.]
Prelim: Saad Ul-Hasan (2-4) vs. Joseph Vidales (3-3) [Middleweight]
Prelim: Louis Cosce (5-0) vs. Art Hernandez (4-4) [catchweight- 168 lbs.]
Prelim: Samuel Alvarez (4-3) vs. Hugo Lujan (3-5) [Lightweight]
Prelim: Roger Severson (3-3-1) vs. Daniel Argueta (3-0) [catchweight- 150 lbs.]
Prelim: Maritza Sanchez (5-6) vs. Kristina Pettigrew (5-0) [Women’s Bantamweight]
Note: The scheduled Women’s Strawweight prelim between McKenna Mitchell and Yajaira Cunningham was scrapped and will no longer take place during this event.
Combate 52: Stockton at a Glance
Card: Friday, 10 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. PST, AXS TV (USA), Fight Network (Canada)
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