Rey Mysterio set for MMA ambassador role

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Rey Mysterio is replacing Alberto Del Rio as the headline star attached to an upstart MMA fight series through NBC Universo.

Combate Americas, the first U.S. Hispanic MMA promotion, announced Mysterio as their official ambassador.

Mysterio will debut in his new role at the “Road to Championship Hollywood” event on Wednesday, December 16. The event will air live from Hollywood, California on NBC Universo at at 11:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. PST.

“I am excited to join Combate Americas on NBC Universo, and look forward to building this incredible MMA sports brand and supporting the extremely talented athletes on its growing roster,” said Mysterio in a press release.

“Combate Americas embraces the great Mexican tradition of Lucha Libre, so we are honored to bring Rey Mysterio, a global icon and one of the premier Hispanic figures in sports entertainment, on board as our ambassador and are confident that he can inspire our fans and fighters,” said promoter Campbell McLaren.

Combate also announced Konnan as color commentator for the event along with play-by-play announcer Ricardo Celis and Andrea Calle, the hostess of the “Combate Americas” reality television series.

Prior to the event, a weigh-in is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 15 at The Marriott hotel in Burbank, Calif.

[ FYI: Ticket Info for the live event can be found at HollywoodFightNight.com ]

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