After a few weeks away, Combate Global returns tonight with a bang, as Combate Global 18 comes to fight fans live from the Univision Studios in Miami, Florida. Headlining the card is a bantamweight showdown, as former Bellator contender Ricky Bandejas returns for the second time in less than a month to face top Spanish prospect Kevin Cordero. Following his release from Bellator, Bandejas made his Combate Global debut last month at Combate Global 16, picking up a dominant decision victory over Terry Bartholomew. He will look to make it two wins in a row as he faces 21 year old Cordero, a one-time Cage Warriors veteran riding a five-fight win streak, all of which have come by finish.
Featured on the Combate Global 18 preliminary card is the return of UFC, Bellator, and LFA veteran “Suave” Nohelin Hernandez as he takes on Eduardo Torres. This fight marks the third under the Combate Global banner for Hernandez, with both previous fights taking place back in May as part of a one-night bantamweight tournament. After defeating Dana White Contender Series and Bellator vet Manny Vazquez in the quarterfinals, he dropped a decision to former UFC contender Francisco Rivera in the semifinals. Tonight, he faces undefeated “Cyborg” Torres in what will be a step up in competition for the Chilean’s first fight on American soil.
MMA Sucka has fight fans covered with Combate Global 18 Results, happening live on Paramount+ and Univision beginning at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT.
Combate Global 18 Results
Kevin Cordero def. Ricky Bandejas via Technical Submission (triangle choke), 4:59 of Round 1
Gloria Bravo def. Jade Jorand via Submission (armbar), 4:36 of Round 1
Gerardo Graniel def. Roger Blanque via TKO (knee injury during takedown), 1:02 of Round 2
Enrique Gonzalez def. Jean Marc Howell via TKO (ground and pound), 1:37 of Round 1
Nohelin Hernandez def. Eduardo Torres via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Sam Kilmer def. Sergio Sosa via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Joziro Boye vs. Majdeddine Ayadi ends in a No Contest (accidental low blow), 1:50 of Round 1