Erik Perez vs. John Castaneda to Headline Combate Americas ‘Mexico vs. USA’ on Oct. 13

A bantamweight No. 1 contender clash pitting Erik Perez
against John
Castaneda
will headline Combate Americas “Mexico vs. USA” on
Oct. 13.

The promotion announced the pairing on Monday. The winner of the
bout will be in line to face Combate Americas bantamweight champion
Jose
Alday
at a later date. The event takes place at AVA Ampitheater
at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz. The three-bout main card will
air on Univision, Univision Deportes and DAZN.

Five other bouts were announced for Combate Americas “Mexico vs.
USA”: Anthony
Birchak
vs. Adam
Martinez
at bantamweight; Juan
Pablo
Gonzalez
vs. Mario
Bautista
at bantamweight; Arturo
Guzman
vs. Kasey
Tanner
at bantamweight; Misael
Inarritu
vs. Peter Quezada at a 160-pound catchweight and
Jair
Perez
vs. Peter de la
Cruz
.

Perez, a nine-time UFC veteran, enters the bout on a four-fight
winning streak. After ending his Octagon tenure with wins over
Taylor
Lapilus
, Francisco
Rivera
and Felipe
Arantes
, “El Goyita” debuted in Combate Americas with a
knockout of D.J. Fuentes
on April 20.

After compiling an 11-fight winning streak from May 2015 to
November 2017, Castaneda has dropped back-to-back bouts to Alday
and Levy
Marroquin
under the Combate Americas banner. “Sexi Mexi” owns a
16-4 career mark overall.

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