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Undefeated featherweight Ramiro Jimenez headlines Friday's Combate Global event in Miami

Combate Global announces five-fight card, live on Univision and TUDN USA

NEW YORK – Combate Global today announced a stellar, five-fight MMA lineup for Friday, July 1, live on Univision and TUDN at 12 a.m. ET.

In the featherweight main event, undefeated Mexican phenom Ramiro "El Cachanilla" Jimenez (5-0) will make his long-awaited return to La Jaula, the Combate Global competition cage, and face off with American submission expert Devante Sewell (9-7).

The 23-year-old Jimenez of Mexicali will enter La Jaula for the first time since May 14, 2021 when he sustained a hand injury en route to a quick, first-round TKO of Michael Rodriguez.

To date, Jimenez, who was also unbeaten as an amateur competitor before beginning his perfect run as a professional, has notched all but one of his wins via knockout or submission.

Sewell is a 26-year-old resident of Villa Rica, Ga. He holds a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has earned six of his nine professional career wins via submission.

Prior to turning professional, Sewell began competing at the age of 18 on the amateur circuit, where he reeled off an impressive 8-2 record.

In a women's atomweight co-main event attraction, Mexican star Ana "La Guerrera" Palacios (6-1-1) will face a brand new test in Korean champion Bo Hyun Park (4-1).


Palacios is a 23-year-old native of Mexico City where she is a member of the fast-growing Bonebreakers MMA team that is also home to reigning Combate Global world bantamweight champion David "The Black Spartan" Martinez.

Palacios will look for her third straight win in what will be her first start of 2022, after a pair of strong performances in 2021. In her last effort, Palacios submitted Chile's Gloria Bravos with a keylock in the second round of battle.

Also 23 years of age, Palacios' opponent, Park, hails from Seoul and is a reigning atomweight champion in South Korea. 

Park is an aggressive striker, who likes exchanging punches and kicks with opponents, but is also well-versed on the ground, as evidenced by her last two bouts, each of which she finished with a rear-naked choke submission.

In a featured women's 120-pound catchweight affair, undefeated, rising star Melissa Amaya (3-0) of Spokane, Wash. will battle hard-hitting Naomi Tataroglu (3-3) of Oranjestad, Aruba.

The preliminary bout card will be topped by the return of 2021 Copa Combate competitor Carlos Briseño (13-3) of Mexico City. Briseño will square off with Andrew Whitney (16-10) of Miami in a 140-pound catchweight fight.

Also in preliminary card action will be Joey "El Cazador" Ruquet (7-4) of Miami, Ruquet will face Joe Murphy (8-5) of Huntington Beach, Calif. in a bantamweight tilt.