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Tickets for “TS-1 Promotions Presents: Combate 19” at
Freeman Coliseum on sale now at Ticketmaster.com  

Main Event: Kyra Batara vs. Paulina Granados

Co-Main Event:  Andres “The Bullet” Quintana vs. Rey “The Warrior” Trujillo
Plus: “Froggy” Estrada vs. Jesse Vasquez


NEW YORK – October 27, 2017 – TS-1 Promotions announced today that it will bring the Combate Americas live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) television series to the state of Texas for the first time ever with a stacked, 12-bout event at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio on Friday, Dec. 1.

Tickets for “TS-1 Promotions Presents: Combate 19” are on sale atTicketmaster.com.

“TS-1 Promotions is thrilled to debut the incredibly fast-growing Combate Americas live television event series in the great state of Texas,” said TS-1 Promotions CEO Greg Bloom.  “We are going to deliver to fans a memorable night of MMA action featuring some of the fastest rising stars in the sport, including several of San Antonio’s hottest, young prospects.”

In the women’s atomweight (105 pounds) main event and long-awaited grudge match, Eddie Bravo protégé Kyra “Mogwai” Batara (6-4) will square off with Paulina “Firefox” Granados (4-2).

In a featherweight (145 pounds) co-main event, Andres “The Bullet” Quintana(12-2) will face off with fellow, hard-hitting knockout artist Rey “The Warrior” Trujillo (21-19).

Elsewhere on the fight card, Jose “Froggy” Estrada (4-1) will square off with Jesse Vasquez (2-3) in another featherweight contest.

Additional bouts for the “TS-1 Promotions Presents: Combate 19” event will be announced soon.

Kyra Batara vs. Paulina Granados
The 23-year-old Batara of Las Vegas, Nev., a former high school cheerleader turned grappling expert, is coming off a stellar, second round (3:46) submission of 12-time Spanish national judo champion Vanesa Rico at “Combate Clasico” in Miami, Fla. on July 27.

To date, Batara is unbeaten in Combate Americas television action, winning all four of her bouts – three by way of submission.

Granados is a 29-year-old native of Corpus Christi, Texas, now fighting out of San Diego, Calif. where she trains with a handful of the world’s top fighters.

Granados will look to notch her third straight victory on December 1.

Andres Quintana vs. Rey Trujillo

Quintana is a heavy-handed, 26-year-old rising star fighting out of Roswell, N.M.  He is aiming for his third consecutive victory after earning back-to-back unanimous decisions over Urijah Faber protégé Erick Sanchez and Mexican contender Levy Saul Marroquin on February 16 and June 30, respectively.

Nine of Quintana’s twelve career wins, thus far, have come by way of (T)KO.

The 35-year-old Trujillo of Houston, Texas is a battle-tested, eight-year veteran of professional MMA.

A known finisher, Trujillo has earned 16 of his 21 career wins via (T)KO or submission.

Jose Estrada vs. Jesse Vasquez

The 26-year-old Estrada’s return to action comes on the heels of a successful debut at featherweight on September 15 when the Fillmore, Calif. resident stopped Izic Fernandez with a series of vicious strikes on the ground in the first round (3:59) of battle.

One of the sport’s top, young prospects, Estrada has already produced memorable, highlight reel-worthy moments, defeating his first three professional adversaries inside of one round.

Fighting out of Dallas, Texas, the 28-year-old Vasquez will look to rebound from two straight defeats.

Vasquez was victorious in his first two professional starts, defeating Josh Nealyby way of first round (3:57) submission (rear-naked choke) on October 2, 2015, and finishing Joshua Hunter via third round (2:01) TKO (punches) on February 27, 2016.


PHILADELPHIA, PA. (August 11, 2015) –Global Proving Ground (GPG) announced today that it has appointed seasoned matchmaker and sports entertainment attorney Greg Bloom to the role of matchmaker for the fast-growing Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) franchise.

“I am excited to join the rapidly growing Global Proving Ground organization and its team that has been dedicated to promoting some of the most exciting professional MMA action in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of The U.S.,” said Bloom, who brings over a decade of combat sports industry experience with him to the promotion.

During his career, Bloom, a partner in the Miami-based firm Chase Lawyers, has provided legal counsel to several notable fighters including The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights contestants Brendan Schaub and Justin Wren, former WBA World Lightweight Champion Richar Abril and Olympic boxer turned WBO world title contender Zahir Raheem.

“We are thrilled to welcome such a highly-respected and experienced professional in the fight world like Greg to our team, and are confident that he will be able to strengthen our roster and fight cards with some of the top up-and-coming talent in the region and beyond,” said Global Proving Ground Founder and President James J. Jefferson.

After producing 15 live, professional MMA events around the world including the UK, Arkansas, Portugal, Missouri, Latvia and Virginia, Global Proving Ground has found a home in the Philadelphia area. To date, Global Proving Ground has rolled out 6 events in South Jersey at its own combat sports arena.

Global Proving Ground has played host several notable as well as up and coming competitors, including Sam “Sammy O” Oropeza, Alexander Keshtov, Peter Petties, Sydney “Da Gun” Outlaw, Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella and Matt “Razor Sharp” Rizzo.

The promotion is slated to stage three events this fall. The fight card for the first event, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, will be announced soon.

Global Proving Ground’s last event, “GPG 21: Rizzo vs. Santella,” which was headlined by rival, rising flyweight (125 pounds) stars Matt “Razor Sharp” Rizzo and Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella on Saturday, July 25, is airing throughout this month, in syndication on Comcast SportsNet regional networks.  The complete event is also available for viewing online, on GFL.tv.

About Global Proving Ground (GPG)
Global Proving Ground is a New Jersey-based professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise that was designed to unearth and build new fight talent in the North Eastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of The United States and to provide an exciting entertainment experience for combat sports fans.

Launched in 2012 by marketing executive James J. Jefferson along with several, original pioneers of MMA, the company operates its own combat sports venue where it hosts all of its events that are distributed live on Real TV as well as PPV on Go Fight Live (GFL.tv) with its syndication deal on a tape delayed basis on Comcast SportsNet and the Comcast Network GPG is not only creating new fighter talent but is developing its own loyal fan base.