|COMBATE GLOBAL ANNOUNCES
COMPLETE, FIVE-BOUT MMA EVENT FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
LIVE ON PARAMOUNT+LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
CRISTIAN “PUAS” PEREZ (MEXICO) VS. SAMUEL “THE ALLEY CAT” ALVAREZ (USA)
PARAMOUNT+ COVERAGE BEGINS
WITH A COMBATE GLOBAL PRE-SHOW AT 10:30 PM ET;
FIRST BOUT BEGINS AT 11:00 PM ET
NEW YORK – August 2, 2022 – Combate Global today announced a five-bout Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) lineup for Friday, Aug. 5, streaming live on Paramount+ from Miami, Fla.
Paramount+ 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 fight action, beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/10:00 p.m. CT.
In the lightweight (155 pounds) main event and a classic Mexico versus USA showdown, Cristian “Puas” Perez (9-1) will square off with Samuel “The Alley Cat” Alvarez (7-5).
At 22 years of age, Perez of Ensenada, B.C., Mexico is the number two-ranked Combate Global lightweight in the world, and the 2021 “Fighter of the Year.”
Perez reeled off five straight wins last year – four by way of (T)KO or submission – and kicked off 2022 with a unanimous decision win over Spain’s Sebastian Santana Guedes on April 22.
Alvarez is a 29-year-old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt and a self-proclaimed black belt with “these hands.”
Alvarez holds an overall record of 4-1 in La Jaula, the Combate Global competition cage, and is coming off an entertaining, split decision victory over Mexico’s Jordan Beltran on May 13.
In a featured women’s strawweight (115 pounds) contest, Muay Thai champion Claudia Diaz (18-11-1) of Barcelona, Spain via Miami will take on Andrea Amaro (2-2-2) of El Paso, Texas.
A featured matchup will pit Ivan “Choko” Castillo (22-15) of Ensenada against Vernon Ramos (7-1) of Panama City, Panama at a catchweight of 175 pounds.
The preliminary bout card will be highlighted by a 150-pound catchweight contest between Axel Diaz (4-2) of Mexico City, Mexico via Stockton, CA and Chris Boasso (3-3) of Miami.
In a second women’s strawweight bout, Alison Beth Milliron (2-1) of Petoskey, MI will face Tanya Nijjar (0-0) of Kelowna, B.C., Canada.
Additional information about Combate Global and its athletes can be found on www.CombateGlobal.com as well as on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.