Former WWE and Impact Wrestling star Alberto Del Rio, aka Alberto El Patron, appeared on The MMA Hour today and announced he will be returning to MMA for his Combate Americas promotion in 2019. He was a guest on the show along with the CEO of Combate Americas, Campbell McLaren. He plans of having a super fight in Mexico.
“That’s the plan, have a big pay-per-view because I’m going to be facing a former super champion, well known in Mexico and the United States,” Del Rio told The MMA Hour (via MMA Fighting). “We don’t have the name yet because he hasn’t said, ‘yes,’ but we’re working on it, if we get him it’s going to be a super fight.”
“We don’t know where we’re going to do it, but if we do it in Mexico City … hometown advantage, altitude advantage,” Del Rio said. “We could do it in Arena Ciudad de Mexico in front of 28,000 people. Two years ago, I drew 28,000 people for a pro wrestling show, defending a pro wrestling world title.”
Del Rio is currently 9-5 as a pro-MMA fighter, with all nine wins coming by way of knockout or submission.
Combate Americas has been making big moves lately, they roped in former five-division boxing world champion Amanda Serrano from Puerto Rico and have delivered impressing TV ratings as well.