NEW YORK – Combate Global today announced a complete, eight-bout Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card, live on Paramount+ on Friday, Aug. 6 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.
For the second consecutive week, special guest Valerie Loureda will join play-by-play announcer Max Bretos and color commentator Julianna Peña and to call all the action live on Paramount+.
In addition, this week’s Combate coverage is complemented on CBS Sports Network with the one-hour recap show on Thursday, Aug. 5 (9:00 p.m. ET) highlighting last week’s action.
In featured, main card bout action, Ricky Bandejas (13-5) of Brick, N.J. by way of Coconut Creek, Fla. will make his Combate Global debut in a bantamweight (135 pounds) contest against Terry “The Duke” Bartholomew (7-4) of Frederick, Md.
A pair of unbeaten upstarts – Eric Alequin (4-0) of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Daniel Sanchez (2-0) of Mexico City, Mexico – will risk their respective, unblemished records against one another when they collide at welterweight (170 pounds).
In a women’s flyweight (125 pounds) affair, Lucero “La Loba” Acosta (2-1) of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico via El Centro, Calif. will battle Chantel Coates (1-1) of Overland Park, Kan.
A 140-pound catchweight tilt will pit Carlos “El Lobo” Rivera (13-4) of Mexico City against Jose “Stimatik” Avalos (5-2) of Parlier, Calif.
Claudio Ledesma (16-9) of Denville, N.J. will take on Wascar “La Avispa” Cruz (11-7) of The Dominican Republic via Miami at flyweight.
Unbeaten Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Levi Escobar (1-0) of Tucson, Ariz. will make his much-anticipated return to Combate Global action in a 160-pound catchweight contest against Mario Lopez (0-0) of Los Angeles, Calif.
In a women’s strawweight (115 pounds) tilt, Jasmine Montoya (0-0) of Denver, Colo. will make her professional debut opposite Carolynn Cordoba (0-1) of Mexico City.
Brahyan Zurcher (1-0) of Las Vegas, Nev. will meet Tyler Hinton (0-0) of Yuma, Ariz. at featherweight (145 pounds).
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