Combate Global returns tonight with Combate Global 12. The event marks the organization’s debut on a new American network, Paramount+, which signifies a major step forward for the self-proclaimed “fastest-growing sports franchise in the world”. The organization is owned and operated by one of the UFC’s founders, Campbell McLaren.
The night’s main event brings two promising 26 year old strawweight prospects to center stage, as Caroline Gallardo and Isis Verbeek battle. Chilean “Taz” Gallardo holds a 4-3 record, most recently picking up a victory with Combate in November 2019. Dutch “Fight Queen” Verbeek is a former GLORY kickboxer trained by UFC heavyweight Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Her last two fights came within less than a month of each other, picking up wins at both iKON 5 and iKON 6.
The co-main event happens at flyweight, as submission artist “El Toro” Marcos Lopez faces Combate staple “Ricky Scraps” Heinrich Wassmer. The Sikjitsu-trained Lopez has never been to the judges’ scorecards in eight career fights, with four of his five victories coming by submission. He will look to rebound from a loss in his last outing against Wassmer, who himself has only faced a decision three times in eleven fights. This is a pivotal matchup for the Californian as well, as he has dropped four fights in a row.
Combate Global 12 will also feature Ecuadorian Muay Thai specialist Gustavo Navarette making the move over from the ring to the cage for his first professional MMA fight against fellow debutant Ismael Zamora, who comes in with six wins in eight amateur MMA fights.
MMA Sucka has fight fans covered with Combate Global 12 Results, happening live on Paramount+ and Univision beginning at 11pm ET/8pm PT.
Combate Global 12 Results
Isis Verbeek def. Caroline Gallardo via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Heinrich Wassmer def. Marcos Lopez via submission (rear-naked choke), 2:38 of Round 1
Ismael Zamora def. Gustavo Navarette via TKO (ground and pound from crucifix), 3:12 of Round 2
Ramon Vizcarra def. Dany Gonzalez via submission (guillotine choke), 2:31 of Round 2
Rick Zelada def. Justin Arteaga via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Dante Brown vs. Lamar Brown– fight cancelled due to food poisoning for Lamar Brown