September 27, 2022
FEATHERWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
ROBERTO “EL CHARRO NEGRO” ROMERO (MEXICO) VS. DANIEL AYALA (MEXICO)
WOMEN’S 120-POUND CATCHWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT:
CAROLINE “TAZ” GALLARDO (CHILE) VS. DANIELLE “DYNAMITE” TAYLOR (USA)
NEW YORK – September 26, 2022 – Combate Global today announced a complete, five-bout card for its Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event streaming live on television on Paramount + (10:30 p.m. ET) from Miami, Fla. on Friday, Sept. 30.
In the featherweight (145 pounds) main event, Roberto “El Charro Negro” Romero (5-2-1) will take on fellow Mexican combatant Daniel Ayala (3-2).
Fighting out of famed trainer Colin Oyama’s camp in Irvine, Calif., the 22-year-old Romero who hails from Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico has been on fire of late, earning 2021 “Fight of the Year” honors for his epic, see-saw battle with Zed Montanez last October 22.
Romero became a front-runner to win the same award in 2022 as a result of his three-round war with previously undefeated American star Ivan Tena on August 18, taking a split decision victory from Tena.
Ayala of Mexico City is a former boxer turned ground fighting specialist known for his submission game.
In a women’s 120-pound catchweight co-main event, Combate Global star Caroline “Taz” Gallardo (7-4) will face off with Danielle “Dynamite” Taylor (11-7).
The 26-year-old Gallardo of Santiago, Chile fights out of coach Mike Valle’s Team Valle Flow Striking (VFS) in Chicago, Ill., and will look to notch her fourth consecutive win after scoring a second round (2:39) TKO (punches) on France’s Stephanie Page on May 13.
Gallardo will face a steep challenge in Palmdale, Calif.’s 32-year-old Taylor, whose long resume includes victories over Jessica Penne, Seo Hee Ham, Montserrat Ruiz and Jessica Aguilar.
In a featured bantamweight (135 pounds) bout, Arturo “El Makako” Vergara (5-2) of Los Andes, Chile via Miami will take on Luis “Rey” Gallegos (7-5) of Monterrey, N.L., Mexico.
The preliminary bout card will be highlighted by the return of unbeaten rising star Georgie “Lionheart” Medina (2-0) of Chicago. Medina will do battle with another undefeated standout in Thad “The Silverback” Jean (3-0) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The show will kick off with a featherweight matchup between undefeated Carlos Calderon (3-0) of Denver, Colo. and Carlos Cordoba (1-3) of San Jose, Costa Rica.