The Combate Global season will continue Friday on Paramount+ with five fights from La Jaula in Miami. Cristian Perez won "Fighter of the Year" honors in Combate last year after taking six fights and winning five of them and the No. 2 lightweight in the company will be facing No. 7 Samuel Alvarez in the main event. Perez is 9-1 in his career and is viewed as one of the company's best prospects at 22 while Alvarez is 7-5. You can stream the action live on Paramount+.
The co-main event will feature Muay Thai champion Claudia Diaz (18-11-1) against Andrea Amaro in a women's fight at 115 pounds. The other match on the televised portion of the card will include veteran Ivan Castillo (22-15) against Vernan Ramos (7-1). 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 Combate Global
- Date: Friday, August 5
- Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
- Streaming: Paramount+
Top Combate Global picks for Aug. 5 fight card
Before tuning in to Friday's Combate Global fight card, you need to see the picks from SportsLine's MMA insider Andrew Gombas. With more than 1,400 selections tracked by the third-party monitoring service Bet MMA, he has shown a 6 percent return on investment for his followers. Over the past two years, his followers have netted a profit of more than $10,000.
For Friday's card, Gombas is picking Ramos to earn the victory in a 175-pound catchweight bout against Castillo. Ramos was cast in "The Ultimate Fighter Latin America: Season Two" and his only professional loss came against Alvaro Herrera at UFC Fight Night 78 but he's won all four of his fights by unanimous decision since.
"Ivan Castillo is a veteran of the sport and will take on any opponent. Vernon Ramos is a solid fighter who is off to a great start in his career. Coming out of Panama, Ramos is tenacious and always looking to finish his opponents. This is a step up for him, but I think he gets it done," Gombas said. Stream the card on Paramount+ now.
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August 5 Combate Global fight card
- Cristian Perez vs. Samuel Alvarez
- Claudia Diaz vs. Andrea Amaro
- Ivan Castillo vs. Vernon Ramos
- Axel Diaz vs. Chris Boasso
- Alison Milliron vs. Tanya Nijjar