April 12, 2023
WELTERWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
OVIDIO BOJORQUEZ (MEXICO) VS. GEORGIE MEDINA (USA)
FEATURED WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT BOUT:
DANIELA HERNANDEZ (MEXICO) VS. KAYLA HRACHO (USA)
FEATURED WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT:
CLAUDIA VILLALOBOS (CHILE) VS. RUBY MESU (SURINAME)
MIAMI – April 12, 2023 – Combate Global today announced an all-star lineup of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bouts, headlined by the return of Mexican knockout artist, Ovidio Bojorquez (4-1), live on Univision (1 a.m. ET/10 p.m. PT) from Miami, Fla. on Saturday, April 15.
The 24-year-old Bojorquez of Hermosillo, Son. will collide with former undefeated amateur and fellow aggressive striker, Georgie “Lionheart” Medina (2-1) of Chicago, Ill.
In his first two Combate Global starts, Bojorquez produced a pair of highlight reel finishes, beginning with an unforgettable first-round (2:53) TKO of Matthew Colquhoun via a flying knee strike that sent an upright Colquhoun straight to the canvas like a falling tree.
A member of the famed Team VFS, led by Mike Valle in Chicago, Ill., the 25-year-old Medina went a perfect 9-0 as an amateur competitor before turning professional last April 29 in Combate Global action.
In a matchup with Gerardo Bazaldua of Mexico, Medina came out swinging, scoring a second round (3:34) TKO on Bazaldua with a barrage of punches.
In a featured women’s atomweight (105 pounds) contest and a second Mexico vs. USA matchup, undefeated Daniela “Tiny Mexa” Hernandez (4-0) will collide with Kayla “K-Rock” Hracho (4-4).
Since arriving at Combate Global in 2021 after a successful professional debut fight, the 27-year-old Hernandez of Monterrey, N.L., Mexico has reeled off three more victories in La Jaula, the last of which came on November 4, 2022 when she defeated Spain’s Andrea Meneses by way of unanimous decision.
Hracho of West Palm Beach, Fla. is a former amateur boxer who was discovered by retired, former MMA star, Din Thomas.
Since re-locating from her native Reading, Penn. to join Thomas at the South Florida-based American Top Team, the 31-year-old Hracho has gained a wealth of competitive experience, racking up an amateur record of 7-2 before turning professional in 2019.In her last start, Hracho edged out a split decision over fellow American Katie Perez in Combate Global action on October 14, 2022.
In another featured women’s matchup, world kickboxing champion Ruby Mesu (0-0) will make her much-anticipated MMA debut against unbeaten Claudia Villalobos (1-0) in a bantamweight (135 pounds) bout.
The 28-year-old Mesu of Utrecht, The Netherlands via Paramaribo, Suriname is the reigning World All Fight System Organization (AFSO) lightweight kickboxing champion. She brings a total professional kickboxing record of 13-2 to Combate Global.
Villalobos is a 28-year-old native of Santiago, Chile and a recent addition to the team at Miami-based MMA Masters where she completed her training camp for the matchup with Mesu.
Villalobos notched her career-first victory in her professional debut at Combate Global on October 30, 2022, earning a unanimous decision win over Andreia Filipa Pinto Da Conceicao.