Yuliahn Luna vs. Mayeli Flores Bantamweight World Title
Bout Headlines Mexico Fight Night
WBC female bantamweight world champion Yuliahn "Cobrita"
Luna will make her first world title defense against
undefeated contender Mayeli Flores this Saturday, April 2 at
BUAP Arena in Puebla, Mexico.
Luna-Flores and select undercard bouts will stream live and
exclusively in the United States on ESPN+ starting at 9 p.m.
ET/6 p.m. PT.
Luna (22-3-1, 4 KOs) had a brief run as IBF junior
featherweight world champion from 2014-2015 and ultimately
settled at bantamweight, where she received a shot at
long-reigning champion Mariana Juarez in October 2020. She
defeated Juarez in dominant fashion and then notched a pair
of one-sided wins in non-title bouts in 2021. Flores (8-0-1,
3 KOs) has won four straight bouts since the lone draw on
In undercard action on ESPN+:
Lightweight contender Oscar Duarte (21-1-1, 16 KOs), who is
riding a string of six straight knockouts since a split
decision loss to Adrian Estrella, will fight Argentina
native Fernando Cancino (11-9-1, 3 KOs) in a 10-rounder.
Cancino, a seven-year pro, has never been knocked out.
In an eight-round junior featherweight bout, Mexico
City-born knockout artist Bryan Mercado (20-1, 15 KOs) makes
his 2022 debut versus Pedro Tut (21-1, 6 KOs), winner of 16
The ESPN+ stream will begin with a six-round featherweight
tilt, as 21-year-old phenom Edgar Gonzalez (8-0, 4 KOs) puts
his unbeaten record on the line against Agustin Perez
(6-3-1, 3 KOs).