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Victor Cisneros seeks Combate Global rebound

Victor Cisneros eager to get back on winning track

Victor Cisneros was billed as one of Mexico’s best mixed martial artists when he made his Combate Global debut last September. Ramon “Wild Boy” Vizcarra is eager to stop Cisneros’ hype train before it truly gets started.

Until last Sept. 9, Cisneros was on an impressive run. The Tae Kwon Do black belt from Mexico City had dispatched his previous five opponents via TKO or submission before the first round of those matches was even over.

Some still consider “Ragnar” Cisneros one of Mexico’s best pound-for-pound fighters. He needs a victory in the Combate Global card Friday in Miami to justify those platitudes. Cisneros hopes to prove his supporters right in the main event between a pair of Mexican bantamweights. 

Cisneros, 26, knows much is at stake against “Wild Boy” Vizcarra. Their fight will cap a five-bout card that will be streamed live on Paramount+, beginning with the Combate Global pre-show at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Eager to validate hype

Cisneros seeks redemption since his unanimous decision loss against American Sean Mora. He’s eager to showcase the form that helped him seal three of his five victories in the first minute of action.

The task won’t be easy for Cisneros against Wild Boy. Although he is 5-4 in his career, Vizcarra, a native of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, has gone the distance in all nine of his fights in his four-year career. 

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Vizcarra, a submission expert, wants to make Cisneros his second consecutive Combate Global victim. He beat Ulysses Molina via a guillotine choke submission in the first round on July 29.

Combate Global, Mexico versus USA

Mexico’s Alejandro “Pato” Martinez (13-4-1) will try fight in the featured, 150-pound catchweight against Shaheen “Shazam” Santana (6-2) 

Martinez, a native of Tijuana, and Santana, who has lost two in a row since his five-fight winning streak was snapped, will be a featured “Mexico versus USA matchup.”

The women’s strawweight (115 pounds) bout features a pair of Latinas. Diana Sanchez, a native of Bellingham, Wash., will face Mexico City native Elizabeth Avila. Sanchez hopes to improve to 2-0. Avila (0-4) is looking for her first pro victory.

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