MIAMI October 18, 2023 – COMBATE GLOBAL, in partnership with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) legend Conor McGregor’s new beverage brand, Forged Irish Stout, today announced an MMA fight card matching a collection of dynamic combatants from Ireland with rival battlers from Mexico, for Sunday, December. 17, streaming live on ViX at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.

The COMBATE GLOBAL three-bout main card will also air on UNIVISION at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Sunday, December 17.

The unprecedented MMA event pitting fighters from two of combat sports’ greatest fighting legacies will be headlined by a featherweight (145 pounds) face-off between Ireland’s Patrick “The Leech” Lehane (5-2) and Mexico’s Roberto “El Charro Negro” Romero (7-2-1).

“COMBATE GLOBAL better get ready because Forged Irish Stout is bringing a group of our country’s toughest and best new fighters to Miami to take on the best Mexico has to offer!,” said McGregor.

“Forged Irish Stout is the perfect partner for this one-of-a-kind event between these two countries that have each produced some of the most memorable combat sports fighters of all time,” said COMBATE GLOBAL CEO Campbell McLaren.

As part of the partnership, the Forged Irish Stout logo will be placed on the canvas of COMBATE GLOBAL’s La Jaula. The beverage brand will also conduct product sampling to fans at the show, and will receive mentions on the air during the COMBATE GLOBAL stream and broadcast.

The 24-year-old Lehane, who hails from the city of Cork, burst onto the professional MMA scene on August 1, 2021, winning the first-ever COMBATE GLOBAL one-night European tournament by defeating two far more experienced opponents – Sebastian Santana Guedes of Spain and Maxime Giacalone of France – in one night, in what was Lehane’s professional debut.

Lehane, a member of the famed Team SBG, will enter La Jaula for the first time in 2023 after nursing an injury he sustained last year.

Romero is a 23-year-old native of Chihuahua, Chih. and a heavy-handed striker who has gone unbeaten in his last seven starts.After earning COMBATE GLOBAL “Fight of the Year” honors for his epic, three-round, see-saw battle with Zed Montanez, a fight that was declared a draw on October 22, 2021, Romero delivered a similar performance in his next fight in which he prevailed over Ivan Tena by split decision on August 19, 2022.

Additional bouts for Forged Irish Stout Presents COMBATE GLOBAL: Ireland vs. Mexico will be announced at a later date.

Forged Irish Stout Presents COMBATE GLOBAL: Ireland vs. Mexico will mark the final COMBATE GLOBAL live event of the year.

Forged Irish Stout has officially launched in the U.S., having first rolled out in New York in October, and slowly releases across the country between now and March. Forged Irish Stout boasts the world’s creamiest stout on account of a built-in widget that produces the creamy texture like never experienced at home before.

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