Combate Americas Announces Opening of Production Studio

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Combate Americas has announced the opening of La Jaula Studios, which will be producing original content geared toward their audience.

Coming off a successful launch on Univision earlier this year, Combate Americas has announced the opening of La Jaula Studios, a new multi-platform content production studio.  The studio will be producing new and original content geared toward the Combate Americas’ audience.

Per a press release:

“Coming off the successful launch of its new season on Univision, with record ratings beating those of general market English language Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) properties, Combate Americas president Jacqueline Hernandez today announced the opening of La Jaula Studios, a new multi-platform content production studio created to serve the most digitally native, multiracial and multicultural generations that have ever existed—Hispanic Millennials and Generation Z.”

The company will be producing content in Spanish, English, and Portuguese with production taking place around the world.  The release also announced two upcoming projects for the studio.  The first is Rootas (“Roots” in English) which is a docu-series following six Combate Americas fighters on their respective journeys.  The first episode will follow recent signee Erik “Goyito” Perez as he goes to Thailand to train under Muay-Thai champion Buakaw Banchamek.  Perez is currently coming off a win over David Fuentes in his Combate Americas debut in April.

The second project announced is The Real Deal which will chronicle the life and career of boxing champion turned mixed martial artist Amanda Serrano.  Serrano is a six-time five division world champion in boxing who made her MMA debut with Combate Americas in April when she fought Corina Herrera to a draw.  Serrano is currently scheduled to face Yamila Esther Reynoso on September 8 for a world title in a record sixth weight class.

Per Hernandez, La Jaula studios will be led by Stan Jakubowicz who was recently promoted to Chief Content Officer.  Jakubowicz is an Emmy nominated producer whose work includes: La Mujer de mi HermanoThe German DoctorVisitantes, and El Inca.  El Inca in particular is “a Venezuelan boxing drama that earned him a second official submission in the Foreign Film category for the Academy Awards.”

Earlier this year, Combate Americas signed a new broadcast deal with Univision and their events have televised across Univision, Univision Deportes, and Facebook Live.  Their debut event on the network on April 13 beat out Bellator in ratings in America, not including numbers from outside the US.

Combate Americas’ next event will be on September 14 when Levy Marroquin takes on José Alday for the inaugural bantamweight championship.  They will also be holding their second one-night tournament in November, this time featuring fighters in the featherweight division.