Ricky Bandejas-Kevin Cordero Headline Combate Global Card
Bantamweights Ricky Bandejas and Kevin Cordero will square off in the main event on Combate Global this Friday night.
Bantamweights Ricky Bandejas and Kevin Cordero will headline Friday’s Combate Global card.
The event airs live on Paramount+ beginning with a pre-show at 10:30 p.m. ET. The first bout is set for 11 p.m. ET.
Fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla., the 29-year-old Bandejas is coming off an impressive Combate Global debut in which he put on a full display of his striking capabilities to notch a unanimous decision victory over Terry Bartholomew on August 6.
At just 21 years of age, Cordero of El Gran Canaria, Spain has already amassed a lengthy resume of 13 professional bouts to become Spain’s top pound-for-pound rising star.
Cordero will make his Combate Global debut in the midst of a five-fight win streak that he has put together by finishing each of his last five opponents via (T)KO or submission.
In a featured bantamweight matchup, undefeated Eduardo “Cyborg” Torres (11-0) will put his perfect record on the line against Team AKA member Nohelin “Suave” Hernandez (11-5).
Torres of Santiago, Chile, is a 26-year-old, two-time veteran of Combate action. He recently signed a new, exclusive, multi-fight promotional agreement with Combate Global.
The 27-year-old Hernandez of Gilroy, Calif. made his Combate Global debut on May 29, reaching the semifinal stage of the promotion’s one-night, eight-man bantamweight tournament by defeating fellow American Manny Vazquez by way of split decision.
A featured flyweight (125 pounds) affair will see Gerardo Graniel (6-2) of Mexico City, Mexico square off with Roger Blanque (4-2) of Barcelona, Spain.
In a women’s 110-pound catchweight affair, Gloria “La Gloriosa” Bravo (4-5) of Santiago, Chile will battle Jade Jorand (0-1) of Bordeaux, France.
Fighting out of Chicago, Ill., Enrique “Baby Bull” Gonzalez (8-4) will make his return to Combate Global action in a lightweight (155 pounds) tilt with Jean Marc “Kokito” Howell (13-6) of Noord, Aruba.
Sergio Sosa (1-1) of Venezuela via Miami, Fla. will meet Sam Kilmer (0-0) of Albuquerque, N.M. at lightweight.
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