Miami, FL– The powerhouse Jimmie Pace (1-0) will face Mexican Jose Matuz (1-2) in the main event for this Saturday’s CG 2023 March 18: Pace Matuz.

After “Fight of the year” candidate performance, Ivan “The Titan” Tena (4-1) looks forward to get back on the win column when he takes on Chile’s Pablo “Predator” Burgos (4-1).

Plus, Chile’s Valentina Moriel (3-0) put her undefeated record on the line when she takes on striker Aitana Alvarez (2-4) in a catchweight fight of 120 pounds.

Pace vs Matuz

Pace, un ex jugador de fútbol americano, viene de su primera victoria profesional en artes marciales mixtas sobre el más experimentado Albert Gonzales por nocaut en el primer asalto.

El peleador del GOAT Shed espera continuar su racha ganadora dentro de la jaula.

Para Matuz, está 1-1 en Combate Global. Derrotó a Chris Rentería por nocaut técnico en el primer asalto, mientras que en junio fue sometido por Christopher Alvídrez.

A ambos luchadores les encanta atacar. Nadie se contendrá, así que anticipe una pelea de ida y vuelta con la ligera ventaja de Pace cuando se trate del trabajo preliminar.

Tena vs Burgos

Tena had a phenomenal fight against Mexico’s Roberto Romero in August. It was a thrilling fight, where Tena displayed his grit and heart. He came out short of a win losing by way of split decision.

Now, he is looking forward as he takes on a new face, Burgos, who is making his Combate Global debut. The young fighter trains with the MMA Lab in Arizona home to veteran mixed martial artist Benson Henderson. The Arizona State University Mechanical Engineer earned had an illustrious career in high school winning the states.

But, in his last fight with Romero it was his boxing that stood out going toe-to-toe with Romero.

As for Burgos, it will be his first fight outside of his native country of Chile. His lone loss goes back to 2015 when he lost by way of rear naked choke. Since then, he is on a four fight win streak. His latest fight was against Luciano Berrios in November winning by technical knockout.

He trains with the Young Tiger’s Foundation with kickboxing champion Eric “Tigre” Castaño and former mma champion and veteran Luis Palomino.

Look for Tena to have the advantage when it comes to the wrestling. If he is able to control the fight he would have the advantage. As for Burgos, he will not hold back with his heavy hands and would like for the quick knockout or stoppage.

The finish to this fight could be an exciting one.

Moriel vs Alvarez

In his last outing. Moriel competed three times last year with two fights in Combate Global both victories by way of unanimous decision. Her latest fight was against Lucero Valkiria by way of stoppage in the first round.

She trains in Chile but will also train in Brazil with the Renovacao Fight Team. On both of her Combate Global outings, she displayed sharp, fast and technical striking.

Spain’s Alvarez is coming off a split decision defeat against Gillian Noll in October. In November, she obtained her first MMA victory against Tyler Schaefer by way of technical knockout in the second round.

For this fight, she has trained in Norway, Switzerland, and Spain with Fight4life.

If Alvarez wants to obtain a win, her kicks will need to be the difference. Moriel is offense and is primarily the fighter who likes to dictate where the fight goes. She is fast with her striking and the only way to stop her from coming in would be the kicks or takedowns.

Look for Moriel to use her fast hands, while Alvarez working to keep her away and work the body. Alvarez could be the first one to go for a takedown knowing that Moriel found herself in trouble against Fernando Larios at the end of the third round.