Miami, FL – Mexico’s Ernesto Ibarra (7-1) will make his first appearance inside la jaula in 2023 when he faces the experienced Martin Davila (7-4), while Spain’s Silva Juaneda (3-1) meets Quinn Williams (0-0) in a women’s featured bout.

Also, Rodrigo Garcia and Carlos Reyes meet at 125-pound fight.

Ibarra vs Davila

Ibarra, who recently sighed a multi-fight contract with Combate Global, is a rising young star in mixed marital arts. His lone loss goes way back to May 2021 when he lost to Alan Cantu by way of unanimous decision.

He trains with the Blackxicans with the likes of Ivan Castillo and Cristian “El Puas” Perez in Mexico. This will be his fifth appearance inside la jaula.

On the other side, Davila trains at the Young Tigers Foundation in Miami. He also is a student of the Fight Sports, home to legendary jiu jitsu practitioners.

His last appearance in la jaula was last year in August. He lost to Michael Reyes by way of unanimous decision. This will be his third appearance for Combate Global.

Expect Davila to feel out his striking with Ibarra having an advantage, however, Ibarra has good takedown defense that can make it difficult for the Peruvian to take the fight to the ground.

If Ibarra can put the brakes on Davila from taking the fight to the ground, the Mexican can walk out victorious. However, Davila can’t keep up with Ibarra’s fast-paced style of fighting as it can take a toll on his energy.

Davila would need to keep him at bay in order for him to find a good spot for a takedown. Ibarra should put pressure if we wants the win.

Juaneda vs Willams

It will be Juaneda’s first fight in the United States. She is coming off a submission defeat back in April 2022. Prior to her lone defeat, she won back-to-back fights by way of technical knockout. She also had a successful amateur career. She started her mixed martial arts career after living in Holland where she competed in kickboxing.

As for her opponent, Willams is making her professional debut. Not much is known about her other than she won a belt as an amateur and she comes from a fighting family.

Her uncle is mixed martial artist Drakkar Klose. She trains with the Rise Combat Sports in Arizona with the likes of Ovidio Bojorquez.

Expect Williams to strike and wrestle. If she did her homework, Juaneda had difficulty on the ground in her last fight.

As for Juaneda, striking will be key here and she will need to adjust the game plan as the fight goes since little is known about her opponent.

Juaneda was preparing for Lucer “La Loba” Acosta, but an injury didn’t allow her to compete.

Garcia vs Reyes

Garcia is coming off back-to-back defeats in 2022. He is looking forward to getting back on the winning column. The Lions Alpha Team fighter, who played American football, has a quick pace style of fighting who changes his stance constantly.

He is a 2019 national amateur champion and plans on showcasing his skills once again inside la jaula in hope of getting a win.

Reyes trains with the Blackxicans and last fought in August against Mason Iacobellis. He lost by unanimous decision.

Unlike his opponent, he is the type of fighter that waits for the right moment to connect flurry of punches and kicks.

Expect high fast-paced fight with the flyweights. In a fight, that could go the distance as both are evenly matched, but the edge goes to Garcia if he is able to keep the intense energy.