Combate Americas MMA Fighters to weigh-in in Hidalgo Tomorrow

This weigh-in is open to the public.

All fighters competing in the Combate Americas live television event will weigh in on Thursday, June 20, one day before the much-anticipated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) showdown at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas on Friday, June 21. 

The weigh-in is open to the public, free-of-charge, and will stream live on Facebook.com/CombateAmericas, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

Friday’s event will be headlined by a featherweight (145 pounds) contest between knockout artist Ricky “El Gallero” Palacios (11-1) of Mission, Texas and aggressive-minded Cooper Gibson (9-2) of Los Angeles, Calif. Palacios will be looking for his ninth consecutive victory, while Gibson has claimed six of his nine career victories by way of (T)KO or submission.

In a 150-pound catchweight co-main event between two prolific rising stars from opposite sides of the border. Enrique “Baby Bull” Gonzalez (7-3) from Laredo, Texas takes on Alejandro “Pato” Martinez (4-3) of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. 

The featured women’s strawweight (115 pounds) bout pits undefeated Paulina Vargas (4-0) from Guadalajara, Jalisco against up-and-coming fighter Desiree “Dirty Dez” Yanez (4-1) of Waco, Texas. Vargas has won all four of her previous fights by way of (T)KO while Yanez will be looking for her fourth consecutive victory.

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