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Combate Global: Mexico Faces The DR This Saturday, Live on Paramount+

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MIAMI – July 5, 2023 – COMBATE GLOBAL today announced a bantamweight (135 pounds) main event showdown between Mexican star Carlos Briseño (14-3) and two-time Dominican Republic national champion Micaias “The Pink Ranger” Ureña (8-3) for Saturday, July 8, live on Paramount+ from Miami.

Saturday’s live Paramount+ stream will begin with a 30-minute pre-show co-hosted by COMBATE GLOBAL announcers Jimmy Smith and Rodolfo Roman at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, and will continue with the first preliminary bout at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT.

“This fight between two stars from Mexico and The Dominican Republic accentuates COMBATE GLOBAL’s format of country versus country, and will really demonstrate what it means to represent your country in La Jaula,” said COMBATE GLOBAL CEO Campbell McLaren.

Briseño is a member of Mexico’s most fearsome MMA fight team, Bonebreakers, led by founder and head trainer Raul Salas Navarro.

Bonebreakers is the home of reigning COMBATE GLOBAL World Bantamweight Champion, David “The Black Spartan” Martinez, as well as the camp that emerged the winner of the $1 million-peso grand prize in COMBATE GLOBAL’s 2022 reality television series, ‘Exclusivos’, which pitted four prominent MMA fight camps against one another in a series of bouts.

A 2021 “COPA COMBATE” one-night, eight-man tournament veteran, Briseño will look to notch his fourth victory in five starts. In his last COMBATE GLOBAL appearance on July 1, 2022, Briseño defeated American Andrew Whitney by way of unanimous decision.

The 28-year-old Ureña (8-3) of Santo Domingo is regarded as the number one bantamweight from The Caribbean and will undoubtedly be the greatest challenge that Briseño has had to face in 10 years competing as a professional.

A fast-paced, aggressive-minded competitor who has earned all 8 of his professional victories to date via (T)KO or action, Ureña will make his COMBATE GLOBAL debut in the midst of a three-fight winning streak.

In his last effort, Ureña scored a first round (1:55) knockout of Andres Cordero Cordova with a head kick.
Saturday’s co-main event will pit Jade Jorand (3-2) against Katie Perez (4-4) in a 110-pound catchweight contest.

Since getting off to a slow start with her professional career, the 22-year-old Jorand, a kickboxing specialist, has shown marked improvement, winning each of her last three matchups under the promotion of COMBATE GLOBAL.

Her latest fight saw Jorand dominate Spanish veteran Irene Cabello Rivera for three straight rounds before walking away with a unanimous decision.

Jorand’s opponent, 30-year-old Perez of Greensboro, N.C., is primarily a grappler, who has earned three of her four professional wins by way of submission.

Last in action on May 13, Perez scored her the first knockout of her professional career, stopping Mexican Stephanie Irurzo in the third round (2:47).

In the third main card bout and second featured women’s matchup, 26-year-old Andrea Meneses (4-1) of Barcelona Spain will look to rebound from her only defeat to date when she goes up against Maria Paz Silva (0-0) of Temuco, Chile at atomweight (105 pounds).

Paz Silva will make her professional MMA rules debut after amassing a stellar professional kickboxing record of 12-4.

The preliminary bout card will be highlighted by the COMBATE GLOBAL debut of another kickboxing star – Diego Freitas (0-1) of Lisbon, Portugal.

Freitas, whose kickboxing record stands at 32-9, will square off with Luis Mourdoch (0-0) of Miami at featherweight (145 pounds).

Leading off the undercard will be a women’s strawweight (115 pounds) bout between Andreia Filipa (0-1) of Sines, Portugal and Violeta Mendoza (0-0) of Ciudad Juárez, Chih., Mexico.

posted by FCF Staff @ 9:57 am
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