September 11, 2021
Miami, FL– On a historic night of fights, Cristian “Puas” Perez (6-0) defeated Colombia’s Dumar “Corazon de Leon” Roa (16-10) and the second out transgender athlete earned a victory in la jaula.
Mexico’s Perez made it look easy as Roa decided to go toe-to-toe in the opening of the first round, which was a deadly strategy. Perez’s sharp striking was effective and took down his foe.
Once on the floor, Perez landed elbows and fists softening Roa where he searched for a rear naked choke and finished his advisory at 3:30 in the first round.
Also, Alana McLauglin (1-0), the second openly trans fighter to compete in mma, made her debut inside la jaula against France’s Celine Provost (0-2). McLauglin defeated her opponent by way of submission at 3:32 in the second round.
Moreover, Ireland’s Patrick Lehane (3-0) and Mexico’s Isaac Ruelas (4-3) went back and forth busting each other open in a three-round battle. Lehane won the fight by split decision.
Lehane attempted a spinning back elbow on a couple of occasion, however, I did not connect. Ruelas put the breaks on Lehane footwork not allowing him to use the angle movements. However, both men mirrored each other land a flurry of kicks and punches making this fight one of the must watch battles of 2021.
In his Combate Global debut, Miguel Villegas (8-2) defeated Brazil’s Fabricio Franco (8-4) by way of unanimous decision and Jazmine Navarette defeated Mariel Celimen at 2:59 in the third round by disqualification (headbutt).
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Cristian Perez defeated Dumar Roa by way of rear naked choke submission at 3:30 in the first round.
Jazmine Navarette defeated Mariel Celimen at 2:59 in the third round by disqualification (headbutt).
Patrick Lehane defeated Isaac Ruelas by split decision.
Alana McLaughlin defeated Celine Provost in the second round by way of submission (rear naked choke) at 3:32 in the second round.
Miguel Villegas defeated Fabricio Franco by unanimous decision.