Combate Global is showcasing its own unique event in Miami on Sunday, coinciding with Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz and Logan Paul’s matches at WWE SummerSlam. Javy Mendez, known as “The Mexican Jake Paul,” will be making his debut in the world of mixed martial arts.
Mendez gained fame through his appearances on MTV Latin America’s “Acapulco Shore,” a spinoff of the popular reality show “The Jersey Shore.” He is also set to appear on Televisa Canal 5, one of Mexico’s biggest networks, for a new season of “Hotel de Los Famosos.” Despite his television success, Mendez is fully committed to pursuing a career in MMA. In his debut fight, he will be facing fellow newcomer Johan Rodriguez in the co-main event.
Mendez acknowledged that the most challenging aspect of his journey has been the intense training and preparation required in MMA. He expressed his determination to overcome any criticism or support from others, stating that his main focus is on his own personal growth and progress in the sport. Mendez also emphasized his desire to continue competing and making a name for himself in the MMA world.
MMA is a complex sport that incorporates various disciplines such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, boxing, kickboxing, judo, and wrestling. Mendez’s background in karate, football, boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai motivated him to pursue MMA, especially considering its increasing popularity in Mexico.
The main event of Combate Global features a matchup between Mexico and Spain. Lucero Acosta aims to stabilize her career as she faces Spain’s Silvia Juaneda. Juaneda, known for her finishing ability, will be looking for another stoppage victory against Acosta.
Here is the fight card and viewing information for Sunday’s Combate Global event:
Combate Global card
- Lucero Acosta vs. Silvia Juaneda, flyweights
- Jawy Mendez vs. Johan Rodriguez, 176-pound catchweight
- Tony Cortez vs. Matias Palma, featherweights
- Lazaro Dayron vs. Manuel Exposito, bantamweights
- Brandon Gonzalez vs. Arturo Vergara, bantamweights
Combate Global info
- Date: Aug. 6
- Location: Miami, Florida
- Start time: 8:30 p.m. ET (main card)
- How to watch: Paramount+