Undefeated Angel Alvarez on Combate Global Fight Mar. 24, Training At Sanford MMA & UFC Aspirations

Interview with Angel Alvarez above

Angel Alvarez (4-0) discusses his lightweight fight against Daniel Sanchez (3-1) at Combate Global on Mar. 24 in Miami, Florida. Angel also spoke about moving from Cuba to the U.S. two years ago, how he ended up training at Sanford MMA and his goal of competing in the UFC.

“I’m training with Kevin Lee, Gilbert Burns, all the people that compete in the UFC, I work with them. I’m very eager to learn from them. I’m blessed to be training with people at the top of the top. I just feel grateful to God. In the future I want to fight for the UFC, this is my mentality. But for now I have five-fight contract with (Combate).” 

The 27-year-old Alvarez, a Judo black belt and Sambo national champion fights out of Miami. In his Combate Global debut last October, Alvarez, who was unbeaten as an amateur before turning pro in 2020, notched a unanimous decision over Gerrick Bontekoe.

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.

Leading off the live televised main card will be a 158-pound catchweight contest between Ruben “El Diamante” Lozano (9-5) of Monterrey, N.L., Mexico and Jimmy “Sandstorm” Sandlin (4-4) of Carlisle, Ohio. The preliminary bout card will be headlined by a lightweight bout between Miguel “The Destroyer” Villegas (8-2) of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico and Jake Childers (8-2) of Peoria, Ill. Unbeaten David “Doggy” Aguilar (2-0) of Mexicali, B.C. will take on Tyler “Yogi” Hinton (0-1) of Yuma, Ariz. at featherweight.  “Slick” Rick Zelada (2-0) of Los Angeles, Calif. will meet Ismael “Kraken” Zamora (1-1) of Mexico City at bantamweight. In a second women’s contest and the sole non-Mexico vs. USA bout on the card, Yajaira “La Pantera Negra” Cunningham (3-3) of Homestead, Fla. will square off with Kayla Hracho (3-3) of West Palm Beach, Fla. in a 111-pound catchweight affair.

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