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  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 her ledger.

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 straight fights.

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).



 

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