Combate Global Sets Fight Card For Friday Night On Paramount+
The fight card is set for this Friday night as Combate Global makes its debut on Paramount+ with Julianna Pena on the call.
Combate Global is set to make its Paramount+ debut this Friday night with a night of action.
Max Bretos and Julianna Pena will be on the call for the event beginning live at 11 p.m. ET following a pre-show at 10:30 p.m. ET.
“We have an awesome lineup of fights, and are excited to launch on Paramount+ and be able to show this new audience why MMA stands for Much More Action in Combate Global,” said Combate Global CEO Campbell McLaren.
A flyweight (125 pounds) matchup between Marcos “El Toro” Lopez (5-3) and Heinrich “Ricky Scraps” Wassmer (6-5) has been added to the main card.
In a featured women’s strawweight (115 pounds) matchup, Caroline “Taz” Gallardo (4-3) will battle Isis “Fight Queen” Verbeek (2-1 MMA, 9-4 Muay Thai/kickboxing).
The 24-year-old Gallardo of Santiago, Chile by way of Chicago, Ill. will see action for the first time since she defeated Corina Herrera by way of unanimous decision on November 22, 2019, prior to the start of the pandemic.
Verbeek, a 26-year-old Muay Thai specialist from The Netherlands, is fighting out of Miami. She has posted back-to-back wins in a span of less than one month this year, most recently submitting Dana Yasiri Garcia with a rear-naked choke on April 2.
Another Muay Thai star, Gustavo Navarrete (0-0 MMA, 4-1 Muay Thai) of Quito, Ecuador by way of Las Vegas, Nev. will enter La Jaula for the first time against fellow professional MMA debut fighter and former top amateur prospect, Ismael Zamora (0-0) of Mexico City, Mexico in a bantamweight (135 pounds) contest.
In undercard action, Ramon “Wild Boy” Vizcarra (2-2) of Mexicali, B.C., Mexico will square off with Dany Gonzalez (2-2) of Miami at bantamweight.
In a third bantamweight affair on the card, “Slick” Rick Zelada (0-0) of Los Angeles and Justin Arteaga (0-0) of Miami will make their respective professional debuts against one another.