Nadine Abbott-Bissett Gets New Opponent for Pro Debut at Combate Global

Nadine Abbott-Bissett has a new opponent for her pro debut in Combate Global. The atomweight prospect was originally scheduled to face Anna Somers (1-1) on September 9. However, due to injury, Somers has been replaced by Marina Sanchez (0-1).

The Spanish fighter made her pro debut on Combate Global in May, losing a majority decision to Jade Jorand. A win that moved Jorand into the Combate atomweight rankings. Speaking ahead of her bout, Nadine explained her frustration after first learning her opponent pulled out but is pleased to have gotten a replacement.

“It was frustrating when I first heard because I didn’t think I’d get another opponent. I think it’s a good match-up. She’s coming off a loss, and I’m starting off my pro career, so we will both be hungry and looking for that W.

“It’s really good working with Combate. They got me a new opponent pretty quickly, which was great. It’s such a great opportunity getting to fight in Miami, and I’m looking forward to having my next few fights over there.”

Earlier this year, the Team Ryano fighter won gold at the IMMAF World Championships, Ireland’s sole gold medalist at the tournament. She explained that over the next two years she hopes to match this accolade in the pro ranks with the promotion.

“I’m only 21, so still young, but I see myself staying as active as possible and getting as many fights with Combate as possible. They have a good atomweight division that not many promotions have. I’m looking to emulate my amateur career and get a professional world title, which I think I will with Combate in the next two years.”

With Women’s MMA booming in Ireland, Nadine is one of many fighters making waves at the moment and expects there to be plenty of world champions in the near future.

“It’s great to be part of the current wave of female MMA fighters in Ireland. It’s booming at the minute and is only going to get better. I think you’ll start to see a lot more Irish female world champions over the next few years, both amateur and professional.”