COMBATE GLOBAL ANNOUNCES COMPLETE, SEVEN-BOUT LINEUP LIVE ON PARAMOUNT+ ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
BANTAMWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
RICKY BANDEJAS VS. KEVIN CORDERO
GERARDO GRANIEL VS. ROGER BLANQUE
EDUARDO “CYBORG” TORRES VS. NOHELIN “SUAVE” HERNANDEZ
GLORIA BRAVO VS. JADE JORAND
PARAMOUNT+ LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS
WITH A COMBATE GLOBAL PRE-SHOW AT 10:30 PM ET;
FIRST BOUT BEGINS AT 11:00 PM ET
Combate Global today announced a complete, seven-bout Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card, headlined by the previously announced bantamweight (135 pounds) showdown between prolific stars Ricky Bandejas (14-5) and Kevin Cordero (11-2), live on Paramount+ on Friday, Sept. 3 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.
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.
Joziro Boye (17-6-1) of Madiki, Oranjestad, Aruba will duke it out with Majdeddine Ayadi (10-3) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. at lightweight.