NEW YORK – Combate Global today announced a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card headlined by a lightweight (155 pounds) main event bout between Mexican star 2021 “Fighter of the Year” award winner Cristian “Puas” Perez (8-1) and Spanish standout Sebastian Santana Guedes (8-4-1) on Friday, April 22, live on Paramount+ 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.
The 22-year-old Perez of Ensenada, B.C., Mexico was nearly unstoppable in 2021, winning five straight fights – four by way of (T)KO or submission – in a span of just seven months before losing a unanimous decision to Enrique “Baby Bull” Gonzalez in the championship stage of a one-night, eight-man tournament last November 12.
Santana Guedes is a 27-year-old native of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain, a hotbed for MMA, and a veteran of Combate Global’s first-ever, one-night European tournament that took place last August 1.
Santana Guedes has earned five of his eight professional career victories by way of submission.
In the women’s atomweight (105 pounds) co-main event, Diana Mendoza (2-0) of Dana Point, Calif. will take on fellow unbeaten upstart Daniela “Tiny Mexa” Hernandez (2-0) of Monterrey, N.L., Mexico.
A featured main card flyweight (125 pounds) affair will pit Gerardo “Terrier” Graniel (73) of Mexico City, Mexico against Chris Ocon (5-2) of Memphis, Tenn.
The preliminary bout card will be highlighted by the Combate Global debut of Georgie Garcia (9-5) of Pacoima, Calif. Garcia will collide with Mexico City’s Ismael “Kraken” Zamora (2-1), who is coming off an impressive, second round (1:28) submission (armbar) of previously undefeated Rick Zelada on April 8.
Leading off the undercard will be a women’s strawweight (115 pounds) tilt between professional debut competitor, Valentina Moriel (0-0) of Santiago, Chile and Fernanda Larios (0-2) of Guadalajara, J.L., Mexico.
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