The first fan-free show in Miami will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between Juan Puerta and David Duran. The promotion’s events air in North America on Univision, TUDN and AXS TV.
Combate says it will implement extensive health and safety protocols for its return. The promotion’s staffers will undergo COVID-19 testing in Los Angeles before traveling to Miami, where its fighters will be tested for COVID-19 and antibodies by a physician.
Combate is the latest promotion to announce its plan to return behind the UFC, which held a fan-free show in Brazil in early March and then took eight weeks off.
The UFC returned May 9 in Florida. Its eighth event since its restart is scheduled for Saturday night in Las Vegas, followed by four events next month in Abu Dhabi.
Invicta FC is scheduled to return with a full show July 2 in Kansas City. The Bellator and One Championship promotions still haven’t set a date to return to major MMA competition, although Asia-based One held two events in Shanghai last weekend featuring kickboxing fights and minor MMA bouts.
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