|COMBATE GLOBAL ANNOUNCES SIX-BOUT MMA EVENT
LIVE ON PARAMOUNT+ ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15
FEATHERWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
DUMAR “CORAZON DE LEON” ROA VS. LANDRY “THE LONE STAR KID” WARD
ATOMWEIGHT: DIANA MENDOZA VS. STEPHANIE IRURZO
LIGHTWEIGHT: LUIS “EL TIGRE” GOMEZ VS. MICHAEL “THE ANIMAL” GARCIA
PARAMOUNT+ LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS
WITH A COMBATE GLOBAL PRE-SHOW AT 10:30 PM ET;
FIRST BOUT BEGINS AT 11:00 PM ET
NEW YORK – October 13, 2021 – Combate Global today announced a complete, six-bout Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card, live on Paramount+ on Friday, Oct. 15 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.
In addition, this week’s Combate coverage is complemented on CBS Sports Network with a one-hour recap show tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT. The program will recap the Combate Global event that took place on October 8.
In the featherweight (145 pounds) main event, battle-tested Colombian warrior Dumar “Corazon de Leon” Roa (16-10) will square off with undefeated American Landry “The Lone Star Kid” Ward (4-0).
Roa, who will turn 31 years old on the date of the fight, is a native of Guateque, Colombia, looking to return to the win column after two consecutive losses this year in La Jaula, the Combate Global competition cage.
A former high school football star in his native Fort Worth, Texas, the 24-year-old Ward, who re-located to Miami for MMA training, will look to extend his perfect record, following a split decision victory over Mexico’s Alfrego Ruelas, after the two engaged in an all-out war for three rounds in Combate Global action on July 16.
In a featured lightweight (155 pounds) contest, 26-year-old Cuban native and Judo black belt Luis “El Tigre” Gomez (8-5), fighting out of Miami, will battle 27-year-old, former Boise State University All-American wrestler Michael “The Animal” Garcia of Nampa, Idaho.
A featured women’s atomweight (105 pounds) affair will see unbeaten Diana Mendoza (1-0) of Dana Point, Calif. return to La Jaula following her split decision win over Mexico’s Sara Cova at Combate Global on June 25, take on Stephanie Irurzo (0-2-1) of San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico.
Topping the preliminary fight bill will be a flyweight (125 pounds) matchup between Adrian Garcia (5-1) of Miami and Luis “Pinga” Bojorquez (3-3) of Ensenada, B.C., Mexico.
Cergio Chavez (0-0) of Spokane, Wash. will make his professional debut opposite Chris Mecate (1-1) of Norfolk, Va. in a featherweight scrap.
Also making his professional debut, Antonio Noda (0-0) of Miami will face off with Luis “Conde” Navarro (1-1) of Las Vegas, Nev. at welterweight (170 pounds).