Combate Global signed former UFC fighter Leonardo Morales to an exclusive multi-fight deal in January 2020, but between the pandemic and a few losses in La Jaula, Morales will still be looking for his first win when he does. headline Friday night. Morales will face Marlon Gonzales, who will fight his first professional fight since December 2019 when he lost in a Fight event in Stockton, Calif. to Horacio Gutierrez. Morales will represent Nicaragua and is 10-6 in his MMA career, while Gonzales fights in Peru with a 15-5-2 record. You can stream the action live on Paramount+.
It’s a five-fight card on Friday and the other two fights on the televised portion of the show will be Gloria Bravo vs. Yajaira Cunningham and Ramon Vizcarra vs. David Zelner. Bravo vs. Cunningham will be a women’s atomweight bout between two high-volume attackers, while Vizcarra vs. Zelner will be a featherweight battle between jiu-jitsu specialists. The Combate Global fight card begins at 10:30 p.m. ET, and you can catch all the action live on Paramount+.
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How to watch World Combat
- When: Friday, June 3
- Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
- Broadcast: Paramount+
Combate Global’s top picks for the June 3 fight card
Before you tune in to Friday’s Combate Global fight card, you need to see the picks from SportsLine MMA insider Andrew Gombas. With over 1,400 caps tracked by third-party monitoring service Bet MMA, it has shown a 6% return on investment for its subscribers. Over the past two years, his followers have made a profit of over $10,000.
For Friday’s Combate Global fight card, Gombas picks Morales to pick up the main event victory over Gonzales. Morales was a runner-up on “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” in the first season and he later had two fights in the UFC before fighting in various international promotions.
He should be the sharper of the two fighters who fought twice last year, while this will be Gonzales’ first fight since December 2019. Morales has an interesting variety of finishes over his MMA career and that ability to win in many ways should serve him well against a fighter who might be rusting.
Morales has five wins by TKO in his career, including one by leg kicks, so Gonzales will have to be especially wary of his punching ability. However, Morales also has a few submission finishes on his resume and could look to take the fight in that direction with Gonzalez preferring to get up and punch.
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June 3 Combat Global Battle Card
- Leonardo Morales vs. Marlon González
- Gloria Bravo vs. Yajaira Cunningham
- Ramon Vizcarra vs. David Zelner
- Moses Diaz vs. Carlos Cordoba
- Chris Alvidrez vs Jose Matuz