Combate World bantamweight champion David Martinez is about to put his strike to the test against kickboxing veteran Arturo Vergara. Martinez vs. Vergara headlines the promotion’s latest bid on Sunday, May 29.
The fight came at the last minute after Frans Mlambo (13-5) was forced to pull out of his scheduled title fight with Martinez due to an abdominal injury. The new match will be a non-title bout in Miami over Memorial Day weekend.
Martinez (6-1) has finished five of his professional fights by knockout. Fans can expect plenty of fireworks as he takes on Vergara, an undefeated mixed martial artist with kickboxing bouts under his belt. Vergara, in his last fight, pulled off a spectacular flying knee knockout in just nine seconds.
Another fight to watch is the featherweight clash between Mauricio Cubillo (10-5) and Justin Vasquez (7-2). A submission specialist, “Puppy” Cubillo has eliminated his opponents in 90% of his victories. Cubillo’s arsenal of late-fight submissions includes anaconda chokes, triangle chokes, and guillotine chokes. Vasquez is also no slouch on the court with the majority of his wins by way of submission.
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Review Sunday’s Combate Global fight card and check out the info below.
Global Battle Map
- David Martinez vs Arturo Vergara, bantamweight
- Jade Jorand vs. Marina Sanchez, 110-pound catchweight
- Chris Boasso vs. Tino Gilaranz, featherweight
- Pierre Daguzan vs. Alan Cantu, bantamweight
- Mauricio Cubillo vs Justin Vasquez, Featherweight
- Date: May 29
- Location: Miami, Florida
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET (main card)
- How to watch: Paramount+