Combate Global returns tonight with Combate Global 15, featuring a different setup on a different night than normal. The card will feature a four-man one-night lightweight tournament between fighters from four different European countries, all of whom are vying to represent Europe in Combate Global’s Copa Combate later this year. Both semifinal fights will be a one-round fight, with the winners moving on to fight in a full three-round fight in the finals.
The first semifinal will be between Italy’s Gianluca Rocca and France’s Maxime Giacalone. “Django” Rocca is 27 years old and riding a five-fight win streak to start his professional career, while “L’animaux” Giacalone lost his first four professional bouts, but then picked up five wins in a row. His current record stands at 5-5 (1 NC) as he looks to earn a winning record once again in what will be each fighter’s first fight since 2019.
The other semifinal features Spain’s Sebastian Santana Guedes and Ireland’s Patrick Lehane. Lehane, training out of SBG Cork City, will be making his professional debut tonight after sporting a 6-8 amateur record. Santana Guedes, meanwhile, has lost two of his last three, including in his most recent outing just over a month ago. However, he still sports an impressive 8-3-1 record.
The tournament’s alternate bout features Bellator and LFA veteran Tommy Aaron of the USA battling Aruba’s Jean Marc Howell. This will be Aaron’s third straight fight with Combate Global, splitting wins and losses in those fights. Howell most recently lost to current Bellator fighter Yves Landu back in 2019.
MMA Sucka has fight fans covered with Combate Global 15 Results, happening live on Paramount+ and Univision beginning at 11pm ET/8pm PT.
Combate Global 15 Results
Patrick Lehane def. Maxime Giacalone via TKO (ground and pound), 4:34 of Round 1
Combate Global 15 Feature Fight
Irlanda Galindo def. Maraya Miller via Submission (rear-naked choke), 4:51 of Round 2
Maxime Giacalone def. Gianluca Rocca via Submission (rear-naked choke), 2:13 of Round 1
Patrick Lehane def. Sebastian Santana Guedes via Unanimous Decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Combate Global 15 Preliminary Card
Carlos Arana def. Jimmy Sandlin via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tommy Aaron def. Jean-Marc Howell via Unanimous Decision– Tournament Reserve Bout
Roberto Romero Hernandez vs. Michael Martinez– dark bout to air at a later date