May 10, 2022
COMBATE GLOBAL ANNOUNCES
FIVE-FIGHT BOUT CARD FOR FRIDAY, MAY 13
ON UNIVISION AND TUDN USA FROM MIAMI, FLA.
BANTAMWEIGHT MAIN EVENT:
MAX GONZALEZ (MEXICO) VS. AXEL OSUNA (MEXICO)
NEW YORK – May 10, 2022 – Combate Global today announced a five-bout Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card headlined by an all-Mexican bantamweight (135 pounds) matchup between rival rising stars Max “Steel” Gonzalez (3-1) and Axel Osuna (3-1) on Friday, May 13, on Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and TUDN USA (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) from Miami, Fla.
The live action will be pre-recorded in the afternoon, and air in Combate Global’s usual, Friday late-night time slot.
The 25-year-old Gonzalez of Mexico City was honored with the 2021 “Comeback of the Year” award last December after absorbing punishment on his feet from American upstart Bryce Gamboa’s in October in what was Gonzalez’s Combate Global debut. Seemingly out on his feet, Gonzalez dug deep and, in the second round (3:54) of battle, turned the tides and submitted Gamboa with a rear-naked choke.
Above: Axel Osuna (far), one of Mexico’s brightest young talents, will return to Combate Global main event action on May 13.
Standing opposite Gonzalez will be Osuna, also 25 years of age and a Guadalajara, Jal. native who will return from a hand injury that he sustained following his first career defeat, a unanimous decision loss to Junior Cortez on June 18, 2021.A slick grappler, Osuna has earned all three of his career victories to date by way of armbar submission.
In the women’s strawweight (115 pounds) co-main event, hard-hitting fan favorite Caroline “Taz” Gallardo (6-4) of Chicago, Ill. via Santiago Chile will square off with Combate Global newcomer Stephanie Page (6-3) of Brest, France.
In featured featherweight (145 pounds) action, 2021 “Debut of the Year” award winner Patrick “The Leech” Lehane (4-1) of Cork, Ireland will battle Gabriel Morales (3-2) of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
The preliminary bout card will be highlighted by the return of Jordan “Bull” Beltran (12-7) of Colima, CL, Mexico. Beltran will meet Samuel “The Alley Cat” Alvarez (6-5) of Manteca, Cali. at lightweight (155 pounds).
Leading off the card, Naomi Sibel Tataroglu (2-3) of Oranjestad, Aruba will face Deisy Alejandra Orozco Guzman (2-5) of Tlatenango, ZA, Mexico at strawweight.