Combate Global signed former UFC fighter Leonardo Morales to an exclusive multi-fight deal in Jan. 2020, but between the pandemic and a couple of losses in La Jaula, Morales will still be looking for his first victory when he headlines on Friday night. Morales will take on Marlon Gonzales, who will be taking his first professional fight since Dec. 2019 when he lost at a Combate event in Stockton, Calif. to Horacio Gutierrez. Morales will represent Nicaragua and is 10-6 in his MMA career, while Gonzales is fighting out of Peru with a 15-5-2 record. You can stream the action live on Paramount+.
It’s a five-fight card on Friday and the two other bouts on the televised portion of the show will be Gloria Bravo vs. Yajaira Cunningham and Ramon Vizcarra vs. David Zelner. Bravo vs. Cunningham will be a women’s atomweight fight between two high-volume strikers, while Vizcarra vs. Zelner will be a featherweight battle between jiu-jitsu specialists. 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, June 3
- Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
- Streaming: Paramount+
Top Combate Global picks for June 3 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 Combate Global fight card, Gombas is picking Morales to get the win in the main event over Gonzales. Morales was a finalist on “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” in Season One and he went on to have two fights in the UFC before going on to fight in various promotions internationally.
He should be the sharper of the two fighters having fought twice last year, while this will be Gonzales’ first fight since Dec. 2019. Morales has an interesting variety of finishes during his MMA career and that ability to win in a number of ways should serve him well against a fighter who might have some rust.
Morales has five TKO wins in his career with one coming by leg kicks, so Gonzales will have to be particularly wary of his striking ability. However, Morales also has a couple of submission finishes on his resume and could look to take the fight in that direction with Gonzalez preferring to stand and strike.
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June 3 Combate Global fight card
- Leonardo Morales vs. Marlon Gonzalez
- Gloria Bravo vs. Yajaira Cunningham
- Ramon Vizcarra vs. David Zelner
- Moses Diaz vs. Carlos Cordoba
- Chris Alvidrez vs. Jose Matuz