Combate Americas is getting ready for the Copa Combate this Saturday, a one-day tournament in Cancun. The eight-man tournament will conclude with the winner getting a $100,000 grand prize.
The event will be broadcast Saturday night on NBCSN, and the crew for that broadcast is coming together. NBCSN announced on Wednesday that Jenn Sterger will be a sideline reporter for the English side of the broadcast. Sterger will be a roving reporter on NBCSN, interviewing celebrities and fighters ringside before the fights.
The event is the first live NBC simulcast in history, airing in English on NBCSN and in Spanish on Telemundo. It’s also the first MMA broadcast in Telemundo’s history.
Copa Combate has gotten a bit of buzz lately, with Alberto Del Rio promoting Combate Americas. The event is getting attention outside of the US as well, but the MMA tournament is a a huge opportunity to raise Copa Combate’s profile.
Sterger was in the news recently when she accused an ESPN employee of sexual harassment last month. ESPN said it would investigate the claim, which came after the company partnered with Barstool Sports to create the late-night talk show Barstool Van Talk. It was cancelled after one episode amid a backlash of people both inside and out of the company.