Combate Global 26 set for Nov. 19

NEW YORK – Combate Global today announced a five-fight Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event, live on Paramount+ on Friday, Nov. 19 from Miami, Fla.
 
Paramount+ live coverage will begin with a Combate Global pre-show at 10:30 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. CT, and will continue with the live fight action, beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/10:00 p.m. CT.
 
In the flyweight (125 pounds) main event today rival Mexican competitors Gerardo “Terrier” Graniel (7-2) and Ernesto “The Stallion” Ibarra (5-1) will face off with each other.
 
Hailing from Mexico City, the 27-year-old Graniel will return to Combate Global action for the second time this year following his second round (1:02) TKO (knee injury) conquest of Spain’s Roger Blanque on September 3.
 
Ibarra is a 25-year-old native resident of Ensenada, B.C., Mexico looking to bounce back from his first career defeat, a unanimous decision loss to Alan Beche Cantu that took place under the promotion of Combate Global on May 29.  Prior to the loss, Ibarra had never lost as either a professional or amateur.
 
In a featured women’s bantamweight (135 pounds) matchup underscoring the ongoing rivalry between Mexico and the U.S. in La Jaula, the Combate Global competition cage, unbeaten Montserrat Rendon (1-0) of Cancun will battle Kristina Pettigrew (1-1) of San Diego, Calif.
 
A featured featherweight (145 pounds) affair will see Chris Boasso (3-1) of Miami meet Miguel “Iron Mike” Gonzalez (4-1) of Mexico City.
 
In one of two preliminary bouts, undefeated Cesar Hernandez (2-0) of San Francisco, Calif. will square off with Santiago Monreal (4-3) of Mexicali, B.C. at flyweight.
 
The other preliminary bout and another flyweight matchup will pit Carlos “Chacal” Reyes (2-1) of Tijuana, B.C. against Humberto Duarte (0-1) of Phoenix, Ariz.

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