September 8, 2021
MEXICO’S PEREZ TAKES ON DUMAR “CORAZON DE LEON” ROA
OF COLOMBIA IN 150-POUND CATCHWEIGHT MAIN EVENT
ISAAC RUELAS VS. PATRICK LEHANE
JAZMIN “LA PANTERA” NAVARRETE VS. MARIEL CELIMEN
NEW YORK – September 6, 2021 – Combate Global today announced a complete, seven-bout Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card, headlined by a 150-pound catchweight matchup between undefeated Cristian “Puas” Perez (5-0) and battle-tested veteran Dumar “Corazon de Leon” Roa (15-9), live on Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and TUDN USA (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) in the U.S. and on TUDN MX (11 p.m. local time) in Mexico from Miami, Fla. on Friday, Sept. 10.
The 26-year-old Perez of Ensenada, B.C., Mexico will enter La Jaula, the Combate Global competition cage, for the third time in 2021, after reeling off back-to-back, first round submission victories, the first of which he produced in just 29 seconds via heel hook in April.
Fighting out of Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico, Roa is a 30-year-old native of Guateque, Boyaca, Colombia, and an aggressive finisher who has earned 10 of his 15 career wins via (T)KO or submission.
Also featured at the top of the card will be another 150-pound catchweight contest between aggressive strikers Isaac Ruelas (4-2) of Mexico City, Mexico and recent Combate Global one-night, four-man European tournament winner, Patrick Lehane (2-) of Cork, Ireland.
In a featured women’s flyweight (125 pounds) matchup between unbeaten prospects, Jazmin “La Pantera” Navarrete (1-0) of Santiago, Chile via Tijuana, B.C., Mexico will take on Mariel Celimen (1-0) of Miami.
Topping the preliminary bout card is a featherweight (145 pounds) battle between Fabricio Franco (8-3) of Rio Pardo, RGS, Brazil via Miami and Miguel “Destroyer” Villegas (7-2) of Tijuana.
In bantamweight (135 pounds) action, Cristian “Scorpio” Barraza (6-2) of Santiago, Chile will collide with Alex “Coyote” Gonzalez (3-3) of Mexico City.
Alana McLaughlin (0-0) of Portland, Ore. will make her professional MMA debut in a featherweight scrap with Celine Provost (0-0) of Paris, France.
The preliminary bout card will begin with a featherweight tilt between Carlos “The Assassin” Tenorio (2-1) of Torreón, Coah., Mexico via Phoenix, Ariz. and Roberto Romero Hernandez (3-2) of Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico via Irvine, Calif.