Combate Global picks, Paramount+ streaming: MMA insider shares surprising predictions for ...

After an exciting main event ended in a split-decision for Combate Global a week ago, the mixed martial arts promotion will return to Univision Studios in Miami on Friday for another six-bout card. The action starts at 10:30 p.m. ET on Paramount+ and will be headlined by a battle between two streaking young fighters as Jesus Santos Aguilar takes on Christian Barraza. Aguilar is one a six-fight win streak, while Barraza has won his last five bouts.

Aguilar is 6-1 in his career entering Friday's bout, while Barraza is also 6-1, and both fighters are submission specialists. In the co-main event, Ana Palacios (5-1-1) will take on Gloria Bravo (5-4) in another Mexico vs. Chile battle. There are four other fights in the Aguilar vs. Barraza prelims, with at least one Mexican fighter featuring in five of the six bouts. The Combate Global fight card begins at 10:30 p.m. ET and can be streamed on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan

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How to watch Combate Global in Miami  

  • Date: Friday, July 23
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Streaming: Paramount+

Combate Global picks for Aguilar vs. Barraza

Before you tune in to Friday's fight card, you need to see the picks from SportsLine's MMA insider Ian Parker. He is banking on the fact that recent experience and quality of competition will provide a big edge to Aguilar in this battle between a pair of submission specialists.

Both fighters have taken five of their six career victories by submission, but Aguilar went into the fifth round against Edgar Chairez last September and has also gone the distance to win a split-decision draw. Meanwhile, Barraza hasn't fought since 2019, and it's been since 2016 that he's had a fight go past the second round.

Parker expects Aguilar to use his striking advantage to wear Barraza down before taking the fight to the floor, hopefully neutralizing him as a submission threat once they get to the mat. That's a big reason why Parker is picking Aguilar to win outright at Combate Global on Friday.

Watch Combate Global in Miami

Now that you know who to pick, get ready to watch Combate Global. Visit Paramount+ now to see the Combate Global, your live local CBS sporting events, some of the world's top soccer matchups and much more.

Combate Global fight card

Jesus Santos Aguilar vs. Christian "Scorpio" Barraza
Ana "La Guererra" Palacios vs. Gloria "Gloriosa" Bravo
Hugo "Hooligan" Flores vs. Alexander "Rolo" Torres
Hector Ferral Perez vs. David "The Silent Killer" Solorzano
Omoyele "Killswitch" Gonzalez vs. Gerardo Bazaldua
Chris Ocon vs. Trevor Wells

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