NEW YORK – Combate Global today announced a five-bout Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card headlined by a lightweight (155 pounds) main event matchup between battle-tested Mexican standout Ivan “Choko” Castillo (22-13) and Chilean submission expert Claudio “The Spider” Quintana (8-4) on Friday, April 29, 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.
Castillo, 31 years of age, hails from Ensenada, B.C., Mexico, and will enter La Jaula, the Combate Global competition cage, riding a five-fight win streak.
Castillo went unbeaten in Combate Global action in 2021, defeating three straight opponents over the course of the year.
Like Castillo, the 30-year-old Quintana, who hails from Temuco, Chile, and fights out of the Chicago, Ill.-based Valle Flow Striking camp, has won his last five straight fights, with four of the victories coming by way of (T)KO or submission.
Castillo’s resume includes a unanimous decision victory over Luis “Baboon” Palomino on May 4, 2019.
Combate Global’s main card on April 29 will feature another lightweight contest between Hugo “The Hooligan” Flores (9-4) of Chicago, Ill. via Guadalajara, J.L., Mexico, and Richie Palomino (5-2) of Santa Ana, Calif.
In featured women’s flyweight (125 pounds) action, Mariel Celimen (1-1) of Miami will take on Tyler Schaefer (0-1) of San Diego, Calif.
The preliminary bout card will be highlighted by the return of 2021 “COPA COMBATE” tournament competitor and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Cristian “Scorpio” Barraza (8-4) of Santiago, Chile. Barraza will face off with Trevor Wells (5-3) of Murrieta, Calif. in a 130-pound catchweight affair.
In a women’s bantamweight (135 pounds) battle, Gillian Noll (1-1) of Spokane, Wash. will meet Kristina Pettigrew (1-2) of San Diego.
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