July 12, 2021
PARAMOUNT+ LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS
WITH A COMBATE GLOBAL PRE-SHOW AT 10:30 PM ET;
FIRST BOUT BEGINS AT 11 PM ET
FEATURED MAIN CARD BOUTS:
LEVY “EL NEGRO” MARROQUIN VS. CARLOS “EL CHANGUITO” CALVO CALVO
ALFREDO “TARZAN” RUELAS VS. LANDRY WARD
DANIELA “TINY MEXA” HERNANDEZ VS. ELI AVILA
NEW YORK – July 12, 2021 – Combate Global today announced a complete, six-bout Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight lineup, live on Paramount+ on Friday, July 16.
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 three one-hour recap shows on Friday, July 16 (7:00-10:00 p.m. ET) highlighting the first three weeks of action. Following this week, the one-hour recap show will continue airing weekly.
In a 150-pound catchweight main event, Levy “El Negro” Marroquin (14-3) will square off with Carlos “El Changuito” Calvo Calvo (7-1).
The 25-year-old Marroquin is the first fighter in history to win Combate Global’s annual, year-end “COPA COMBATE” one-night, eight-man tournament, the most coveted combat sports event for representing one’s country in competition.
Over the span of his eight-year professional career, the hard-hitting and versatile Marroquin has never been knocked out or submitted.
Calvo Calvo is a 23-year-old native of Costa Rica and budding new star who was undefeated as an amateur before reeling off seven consecutive victories in his first seven starts as a professional.
In a featured lightweight (155 pounds) contest, Alfredo Ruelas (2-0) of Mexico City, Mexico and Landry Ward (3-0) of Miami, Fla. will risk their unblemished records against one another.
A featured women’s atomweight (105 pounds) matchup will pit Daniela “Tiny Mexa” Hernandez (1-0) of Monterrey, N.L., Mexico against Eli Avila (0-1) of Mexico City.
The three-bout undercard will be highlighted by a lightweight matchup between Jair “El Lupe” Perez (4-2) of Monterrey via San Diego, Calif. and Gabe Barletta (4-2) of Jensen Beach, Fla.
Carlos “El Rey” Puente, Jr. (6-5) of Anaheim, Calif. will take on Pierre “The French Hawaiian” Daguzan (5-5) of Versailles, France by way of Hawaii at bantamweight (135 pounds).
Making their respective professional debuts against each other in a flyweight (125 pounds) bout will be Ricardo Ramirez (0-0) of Ciudad Juarez, Chih., Mexico and Oscar Herrera (0-0) of Denver, Colo.