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Battle of the Millennium


It was another energetic night for those who were lucky enough to get tickets ahead of time for Battle of the Millennium 4. A sold out crowd witnessed the best stand up fighters show  they are among the best in the world and now they’ll have their chance to prove why they belong. The winners in the professional bouts will all bring their talents to GLORY 45 in July.

FULL fight recap coming soon!





Ring of Combat 58 Results

Article / photos: New York Fighting


Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat 58 took place last night at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, and it provided the packed house with a full night of exciting fights.  A stacked undercard finished with a great war, with Brandon Urquijo winning by unanimous decision. The main card showcased the grappling prowess of both James Gonzales and Pat Sabatini, with both fighters winning by submission in the second round. Then the crowd was treated to 3 title fights, all of which delivered on their promise to entertain. Merab Dvalishvili displayed his high level wrestling and grappling, controlling the entire match and winning the ROC Bantamweight championship in the 2nd round via Straight Arm Lock. Next up, Sidney Outlaw showed similar wrestling and grappling dominance by controlling all 3 rounds of his welterweight title fight to win a unanimous decision. Finally, the night culminated with an epic rematch between Frank Buenafuente and Julio Arce. These two guys continue to show why they are at the top of their division, and they always deliver for their fans. They had another high paced fight with all aspects of MMA involved, and in the end, Julio Arce defended his  ROC Featherweight Championship winning in the 3rd round via Rear Naked Choke.




Preliminary Bouts
155 lbs; Travis Foster (Driven Gym) vs. Nick Fiore (Bellmore Kickboxing Academy/Scarola BJJ) – Nick Fiore wins unanimous decision.

170 lbs; High McKenna (Long Island MMA) vs. Wendell Seed (Carnicella MMA) – Wendell Sneed wins Unanimous Decision

155 lbs; Sambet Naimanbayev (Dante Rivera BJJ) vs. Jerome Mickle (Striking 101) – Jerome Mickle wins Majority Decision

140 lbs Dom Biondo (Alpha Omega Team Believe) vs. Brandon Urquijo (Brooklyn MMA) – Brandon Urquijo wins Unanimous Decision

Main card
145 lbs James Gonzales (Serra Longo Fight Team) vs. Tevin Cooke (MMA Institute) – James Gonzalez wins 2nd Round via Triangle Choke

145 lbs Mike Lawrence (MMA Institute) vs. Pat Sabatini (MPR Endurance) – Pat Sabatini wins 2nd Round via Rear Naked Choke

175 lbs Willie Hosch (Team R.O.C) vs. Mike Elshamy (Madama Jiu Jitsu) – Willie Hosch wins Unanimous Decision

Title Fights
135 lbs Sukhrob Aydarbekov (Brooklyn MMA) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (Serra Longo Fight Team) – Merab Dvalishvili wins ROC Bantamweight championship 2nd Round via Straight Arm Lock

170 lbs Tajuddin Abdul-Hakim (Team Black Spartan) vs. Sidney Outlaw (Driven Gym/Ricardo Almeida BJJ) – Sidney Outlaw wins ROC Welterweight Championship Unanimous Decision

135 lbs Corey Simmons (Demolition) vs. Ricky Bandejas (Nick Catone MMA) – Fight postponed Due to Injury

145 lbs Frank Buenafuente (Carnicella MMA) vs. Julio Arce (Tiger Schulman’s MMA) – Julio Arce wins ROC Featherweight Championship 3rd Round via Rear Naked Choke

Combat at the Capitale 39 Results


Check out the results from last weekends Combat at the Capitale 39.

Kris Anders over
Brandon Joza
Unanimous Decision

Rebecca Bryggman over
Jessica Ruiz

Ed Smart over
Dami Ojopowerson

Mike Doherty over
Raquane Alexander
Unanimous Decision

Jamie Butcher vs
Justina Abruscato

Justin Muslija over
Brian Canals
Unanimous Decision

Robert Varricchio over
Anthony Dilemme
Majority Decision

Brian Mayer over
Andy Segovia
Unanimous Decision

Millenium Title Defense
Jennie Nedell over
Anna Shearer
Unanimous Decision

Brandon Cuttino over
John Salgado
Majority Decision

Zarrukh Adashev over
Lennox Chance
Unanimous Decision




ROC 57 Results



Last night, Lou Neglia and Ring of Combat took over the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City once again, for another night of action packed nights. The fight card took some late hits, with fighter injuries causing multiple fights to be cancelled. Most notably was undefeated featherweight prospect Andre Harrison, who was unable able to compete due to his opponent not passing pre fight medicals. The night also marked the first Ring of Combat event since the passing of promoter Lou Neglia‘s beloved mother, she came to all of his shows. There was a beautiful tribute to her, with a moment of silence and a 10 bell salute in her honor.

As always, the night was filled with top level regional talent, and some new fighters beginning to make some noise of their own. Standouts of the night were Dashawn Boatwright,Merab Dvalishili, and Tajuddin Abdul-Hakim, with our Fight of the Night going to a classic featherweight title bout between Frank Buenafuente and New Champ Julio Arce. Julio has now held Ring of Combat belts at both 135 and 145. Congrats to to all the fighters who stepped in the cage and competed, as Mr Neglia says, “you’re all already winners“.



  1. Julio Germain (Maxum BJJ) vs Wendell Sneed ( Carnicella MMA) – Winner: Sneed via 2nd rnd TKO
  2. Dashawn Boatwright (MMA Institute) vs Jashua Marsh (Long Island MMA)  – Winner: Boatwright via 1st rnd TKO  
  3. Tevin Cooke (MMA Institute) vs James Gonzalez (Serra Longo Fight Team) – Fight Cancelled: Cooke could not compete due to complications from weight cut
  4. Jerome Mickle (Striking 101) vs Nick Fiore (Bellmore kickboxing MMA) – Winner: Mickle via 1st rnd TKO
  5. Tony Gravely (Tech Top Team) vs Merab Dvalishvili (Serra Longo Fight Team) – Winner Dvalishvili via Judges Decision
  6. Guard Mestvirishvili (Serra Long Fight Team) vs Tajuddin Abdul-Hakim (Team Black Spartan) – Winner: Abdul-Hakim via 3rd rnd TKO (Doctor stoppage due to cut)
  7. MIDDLE WEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – Russian Melikov (Team K Dojo) vs Willie Hosch (Team R.O.C.) – Winner: Melikov via Judges Decision
  8. Julian Lane (Wreck Room) vs Andre Harrison (Bellmore Kickboxing MMA) – Fight Cancelled: Lane couldn’t pass pre-fight medicals due to injury

FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – Julio Arce (Tiger Schulmann’s MMA) vdv Frank Buenafuente (Carnicella MMA) – Winner: Arce via Judges Decision


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Ring of Combat 56


What a night for fight fans. A sold-out crowd inside the showroom of the Tropicana Atlantic City witnessed a crazy night of mixed martial arts. From devastating knockouts to well executed submissions, Ring of Combat 56 had it all. Two title defenses and two titles changed hands on this night. Visit the official ROC website for a full photo gallery and for additional images, please visit New York Fighting






Battle of the Millennium Recap – June 10th, 2016

Friday, June 10th, was a night of action when Lou Neglia and Artyom Sahakyan brought fight fans elite level kickboxing with Battle of the Millennium 3 at Master Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. It was standing room only as fight fans cheered for their favorite fighter and witnessed many classic fights on this night. The show was taped for CBS Sports Network. Check your local cable provider for dates and times. See official results below images.





Lashawn Alcocks defeats Avaz Achilov via UD

Zarrukh Adashev defeats Samad Mobley via 1st round TKO

Jonathan DiBella defeats David Wentraub via 3rd round KO

Andrew Ball defeats Mike Moyer via UD

Diana Zhivanaj defeats Yulia Guseva via 2nd round KO

John Temperino defeats Brian Rast via UD

Iskandar Usmanov defeats Luke Todd via UD

Andy Segovia defeats Adam Duncan via UD

Diego Jagessar defeats Anthony Lopez via UD

Danny Ramirez defeats Manny Collado via UD

Raquane Alexander defeats Zackary Powell via UD

Taneisha Tennant defeats Samantha Abrams Thornton via KO

Anthony Dilemme defeats Mike Casill via UD

Ring of Combat 55 Recap – June 3, 2016

Brought to you by New York Fighting June 3, 2016

Lou Neglia‘s Ring of Combat 55 took place last night at the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City. The night was filled with action packed fights from start to finish.  All of the fighters put on a great show for the packed crowd in attendance, including 3 title fights!


Here are the results from ROC 55:

1 William Calhoun III vs James Gonzalez

W-Gonzalez (Split decision)

2 Eddie Lopez vs Nick Fiore
W-Fiore (Unanimous decision)

3 Andrew Aguilar vs Sukhrob Aydarbekov
W- Aydarbekov (Split decision)

4 Tajuddin Abdul- Hakim vs Gregy Styles
W- Abdul-Hakim (KO rnd 1)

5 Sadee Monseratte vs Jenna Serio
W-Jenna Serio (Submission via RNC rnd 2)

6 Sam Watford vs Nekruz Mirkhojaev
W- Mirkhojaev (Unanimous decision)

7 Brian Booth vs Ruslan Melikov
Bout cancelled

8 Raul Gonzales vs Mike Trizano
W- Mike Trizano (Submission via RNC rnd 1)

9 Jimmy Spicuzza vs Max Bohanan
W- Spicuzza (Split decision)


10 Jose Chepe Mariscal vs Frank Buenafuente
W-Buenafuente (Unanimous decision)

11 Eric Roncoroni vs Mike Elshamy
W- Roncoroni (KO via knee rnd 2)

12 Sidney Outlaw vs Gregor Gillespie
W- Gillespie (Split decision)

**Follow @NewYorkFighting for more great photos from Ring of Combat 55!**

Ring of Combat 54 Recap


What a weekend for the world of mixed martial arts! At UFC 196, we saw two underdogs in Miesha Tate and Nate Diaz prove the oddsmakers wrong and shoot to stardom by submitting Holly Holm and ConorMcGregor. Sometimes what you see on paper doesn’t mean much once the octagon is locked.

Meanwhile, 2,500 miles to the east, the night before the memorable UFC headliners shook up the world, the next generation of fighters were continuing to craft their skill and competing on what has become a pure breeding ground for the UFC.

If you haven’t heard of Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat fight series by now, take a quick minute to Google the premier east coast promotion and you will see for yourself why the UFC rankings are filled with Ring of Combat alumni.

Several fighters from Friday’s Ring of Combat 54 showed why they may be getting the call from the UFC brass. The 10 plus bout card featured many excellent and exciting matchups including four title fights with the winners all on the cusp of crossing over to MMA stardom after last weekends performance:
•Gregor Gillespie
•Brian Kelleher (title still vacant as Kelleher missed weight)
•Bradley Desir
•Mike Santiago





See below for quick fight results provided by New York Fighting.

Main Card

1. Tajuddin Abdul-Hakim (Universal/ECF Elite) vs. Travis Foster (The Edge Hoboken) – Hakim def. Foster Unanimous Decision 30-27

2. Guram Mestvirishvili (Serra-Longo Fight Team) vs. Jay Silva (RVCA) – Silva wins unanimous Decision 29-28

3. Nick Fiore (Bellmore Kickboxing Academy/Scarola BJJ) vs. Nekruz Mirkhojaev (Brooklyn MMA) – Nekruz wins unanmous decision. 29-28

4. James Gonzalez (Serra BJJ) vs. Mike Trizano (Tiger Schulmann’s MMA) – Trizano def. Gonzalez unanimous decision

5. Tony Gravely (Tech Top Team) vs. Paul Grant (Jungle Gym) – Gravely wins TKO reef stoppage due to strikes from back mount in round 3.

6. Zach Fears (Rich Clement’s Gladiators Academy/St.Charles MMA) vs. Max Bohanan (Ricardo Almeida BJJ) – Bohanan wins via Split Decision

7. Leo Perez (Bonebreaker Gym) vs. Frank Buenafuente (Carnicella MMA) – Frank Buenafuente def. Leo Perez via unanimous decision 30-27

8. Matt Church (Navone Next Level MMA vs. Pat Defranco (Serra-Longo Fight Team) – Matt Church wins by submission (heel hook) in round 1

9. Mike Elshamy (Madama Jiu Jitsu) vs. Thomas Dibernardo (Mymidon Martial Arts) – Elshamy def. Dibernardo via unanimous decision.
Title Fight

10. Lester Caslow (Nick Catone MMA) vs. Mike Santiago (Team Top Notch) – Santiago wins by submission in the first round via rear naked choke. Retains ROC Featherweight Title

11. Eddie Lenoci (Serra-Longo Fight Team) vs. Bradley Desir (AllStar MMA) – Desir wins via TKO round 1 for the ROC National Lightweight Championship

12. Julio Arce (Tiger Schumann’s MMA) vs. Brian Kelleher (Maxim BJJ) – Kelleher def. Julio Arce via submission due to guillotine choke Round 3 (The 135 lb. ROC Title is still vacant because Kelleher missed weight.

13. Jose Chepe Mariscal (Dutch Style MMA) vs. Gregor Gillespie (Bellmore Kickboxing Academy/Scarola BJJ) – Gregor Gillespie def. Mariscal via TKO due to strikes from back mount in Round 1.

Fight Coverage: Grabriel Toribio

Results from Combat at the Capitale 38

A frenzy sold-out crowd was on site to experience kickboxing at its best for Combat at the Capitale 38. Fighters from such as Connecticut, Virginia, North and South Carolina among others came to New York to put their skills to the test. Fans went crazy after the combatants showed tremendous heart and skill giving the fans their monies worth. The event can be seen on on demand

Please see below for results (provided by New York Fighting).


Anthony Lopez vs. Danny Ramirez:

Ramirez, winner by Unanimous Decision; ​30-26, 30-26, 29-27.

Iskander Usmanov vs. Garrett Williams:

Usmanov, winner by knockout; Round 2 at 58 sec.

Manny Collado vs. Phumi Nkuta:

Collado winner by majority
Decision; 29-28- Red, 29-28- Blue, 29-28- Red.

Yulia Guseva vs. Mia Inzerillo:

Inzerillo winner by majority decision; 30-26- Blue, 29-27- Blue, 28-28- Draw.

Angel Rodriguez vs. Raquane Alexander:

Rodriguez winner by unanimous decision ; All 3 judges 29-28.

Shannon Halstead vs. Andy Segovia:

Segovia winner by unanimous decision; 30-26 from all three judges.

Brad Scheiler vs. Mark Dubovoy:

Dubovoy​ winner by majority decision; 30-27-Red, 29-28-Red, 30-27-Blue.

Abraham Lastra vs. Joaquin Batista:

Bautista winner by majority decision; 29-28-Red, 29-28-Red, 30-27- Blue.

Andrew Ball vs. David Collins:

Ball winner by majority decision;29-28- Red, 29-28- Red, 29-28- Blue

Brandon Cuttino vs. Raul Gonzalez:

Gonzalez winner by unanimous
decision:29-28, 29-28, 30-27

Jennie Nedell vs. Oliva Loth:

Exhibition bout; No Score due to weight issue

Chris Lukusa vs. Avaz Achilov:

Lukusa winner by majority decision; 29-27- Blue, 29-27- Blue, 28-28- Draw.

Trevor Ragin vs. Justin “The Moose” Muslija:

Muslija winner by unanimous decision: 29-28, 30-27, 30-27

Jenna “Savage” Serio vs. Sadee Monseratte Williams:

Williams winner by majority decision: 29-28- Blue, 30-27- Blue, 29-28- Red.

Main Event
David Moore vs. Zarukh Adashev:

Moore winner, 1st round: Bout stopped at 2:59 sec. due3 knock down rule.

* Justina Acruscato vs. ​Amenzee Omozuwa​—–​——​——​——​Fight cancelled due to fighter’s injury

Fight Coverage: Jacques Blain

Battle of the Millenium 2 Recap

The latest kickboxing show on December 4 at the Masters Theater in Brooklyn, NY put on by Lou Neglia and Artyom was one of the best kickboxing shows in the United States. It was live on pay per view and now can be seen anytime on Go Fight Live. It features an international card with the top fighters from the US and Canada. We’re proud of all the fighters as they showed great spirit and technique.

The headlining bout saw the 152lbs North American Champion, Niko Tsigaras (Lions Martial Arts) defend his title against Canada’s Jason Hinds (Pound 4 Pound) in Pro Glory Rules match set for 4-3 minute rounds.  Hinds came out strong, throwing powerful punches and kicks, and landing a few to the dismay of the crowd which was heavily in Tsigaras’ corner. Although Hinds seemed to be finding his rhythm and gaining momentum, the champion kept moving forward, unfazed by his opponents attempts to take his head off. It was as though he knew it was only a matter of time before his moment would come. Niko began to throw some heavy strikes of his own, causing the crowd to raise their intensity another level, but still not able to make his opponent feel the full effects of his power. As the round began to come to a close, Tsigaras seemed to pick up his pace, as if letting Hinds out of the first round was not an option. Finally, with just seconds left, Tsigaras attacked with a powerful flurry that ended with an overhand right, knocking Hinds to the canvas and snagging the victory by KO with 1 second left in the first round.

Earlier we saw the women in action, as Jennie Nedell (Longo Comp Team) took on Brandice Peltier (Five Points Academy) in a bout at 140lbs. Nedell seemed to take control in the first round, and landed a hard spinning back fist that brought out a loud reaction from the crowd. Later in the round Nedell cornered Peltier and landed a hard body shot that crumpled her opponent to the floor. Nedell headed to a neutral corner, only to come sprinting back out as she replied the fight was over. She then immediately headed over to Peltier, who was still hunched over on her knees, to check on her and give her a hug. It was a great show of sportsmanship by Nedell as she grabbed the KO victory.In the match before, Canada’s Eric Rocha (Evolution MAFA) returned to the ring to take on Zarrukh Adashev (Lions Martial Arts). Adashev came out full of energy and aggression, throwing some serious heat. He was landing heavy shots, and seemed to keep Rocha from finding his rhythm. Adashev scored two knockdowns, and landed some spectacular aerial maneuvers with a flying knee and a flying front kick to end round one. The second round continued to showcase the striking and power of Adeshev, as he landed another heavy flurry that ended in a standing 8 count for Rocha. Finally, after another barrage of heavy strikes, the ref had seen enough, and waived it off as Zarrukh Adashevwas victorious via TKO in Round 2.

In a Glory Rules match at 133lbs, Jonathan Dibella (Dibella Kickboxing) took on Cornell Ward (Five Points Academy) in a very one-sided matchup, as Dibella took control from the start of Round 1 and never looked back. Displaying a vicious striking game, the Canadian outmatched his opponent, winning by TKO in the second round as his opponent’s corner threw in the towel to protect their fighter. Dibella showed extreme potential, and is someone to keep an eye on in the future.

In another Pro Glory Rules female match up, the hometown favorite from BrooklynNYAndrea DeAngelo (Neglia Competition Team) took on Canadian import, Yumiko Kawano. These two ladies came to fight, and put on a show for the crowd and those watching at home. They both had their moments, as Kawano pressured DeAngelo at times with hard combinations, but DeAngelo stayed strong with her push kicks to keep Kawano at bay, and powerful knees waiting for her in the clinch. DeAngelo was also able to land a hard spinning backfist that brought her fans to their feet. In the end, DeAngelo took home the W, by unanimous decision.

At 165lbs, Matthe Kendall (Pound 4 Pound) took on Avaz Achilov (Lions Martial Arts). These two strikers were pretty evenly matched as the first round could have gone either way. Kendall started to take over in the second round, landing some combinations and controlling the ring. Achilov fought on undeterred, and was able to land a knockdown in the third round, but it wasn’t enough as Kendall went on to take the unanimous decision victory.

In earlier action we saw Andrew Ball (Neglia Comp Team) take on Raquane Alexander (Longo Comp Team) in a Non-Scoring bout. Both fighters were left without a fight as both of their opponents dropped out at the last minute. Showing true fighting spirit, they agreed to fight each other and put on an entertaining fight for the crowd. Brad Scheiler (Longo Comp Team) beat Chris Goode (Striking 101) by TKO with 3 first round knock downs. Yulia Guseva(Lions Martail Arts) defeated Jenneifer Ventriglia ( Alpha Omega MMA) by unanimous decision. Damien Bailey (Team Tiger Schulmann) took home a unanimous decision over Raul Gonzalez (Alpha Omega MMA). Pham Nkuta (Longo Comp Team) won a one-sided unanimous decision over Diego Jagessar (Striking 101). Diane Zhavaj (Team Tiger Schulmann) scored a dominant 1st round KO over late replacement Natalie NaminManny Collado (Alpha Omega MMA) took a unanimous decision over Juan Vidas (Team Tiger Schulmann). Anthony Delemi (Longo Comp Team) won a unanimous decision over Efslan Mohamed (Mercer Bucks Muay Thai).




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Ring of Combat 53 A Huge Success!

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Ring of Combat 53 was the best ROC ever! Three championship fights, a super fight and a great under card!
Lou was very pleased to have Dana White at the show! Dana was very impressed with the all the fighters.100 ROC alumni already went to the UFC and have been successful. Three became world champions; Weidman, Edgar and Serra. No other promotion can compare to that and soon you’ll hear the next ROC alumni heading to the UFC. We’ll keep you posted on who gets the next call.
Here are the results of the non-stop action from November 20th:
Elijah Harshbarger over Sidney Outlaw via 1st round guillotine choke
Randy Brown over Robert Plotkin via 1st round KO
Bradley Desir over Eddie Lenoci via 2nd round KO
Jonathan Delbrugge over Whitney Jean-Francois via 1st round RNC
Brian Kelleher over Josh Robinson via 3rd round KO
Jose Mariscal over Max Bohanan via UD
Eric Roncoroni over Michael Elshamy via 1st round TKO (doctor stoppage)
Sean Santella over Jay Pressley via 1st round RNC
Frank Buenafuente over David Moore via 1st round KO
Lester Caslow over Kenny Foster via 3rd round guillotine choke
Gregy Styles over Ryan Munger via 1st round KO
Tajuddin Abdul Hakim over Yazan Janeb via UD
If you missed the action, you can watch on Go Fight Live! 

ROC 52 Event Recap

ROC 52 Group

It was another night of exciting fights put on by Lou Neglia when his premiere MMA promotion came back to the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey with Ring of Combat 52. Dubbed the “American Idol of MMA,” Ring of Combat fighters from all over came to showcase their talents in front of another sold out crowd.

Ring of Combat has gained a reputation of where the best fight the best. There are no easy fights in ROC.

In what was the talk of the night, long time Ring of Combat fighter and highly regarded bantamweight, Julio Arce, suffered his first professional loss when Brian Kelleher picked up the majority decision win over Arce winning the ROC Bantamweight title in the process.

Arce compiled an unblemished amateur career with eleven wins against zero losses. Since turning pro, he took on all comers and went undefeated in eight bouts, picking up the ROC Bantamweight title and becoming one of the faces of the ROC promotion. Arce would successfully defend the title three times until he met Brian Kelleher at Ring of Combat 52.

It was a close technical battle with neither fighter gaining the upper hand. When the scorecards were read, one judge had it 29-29, while the other two scored it 29-28 for Kelleher. Rather than take a tuneup fight, Arce is looking to settle the score and get his title back and Kelleher is happy to oblige. A rematch has been booked for Ring of Combat 52, November 20th at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, NJ.

Click here for full recap of Ring of combat 52.



Written by New York Fighting / Contributing Editor Kyle Antonelli

Photos by Matt Culley & Kevin Smith

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Lou Neglia and Andrea DeAngelo


This past Friday, September 11, 2015, Lou Neglia and Ray Longo presented another installment of Combat At The Capitale in New York City’s Chinatown, and was on hand to cover the action.  The night featured a total of thirteen amateur and professional bouts, contested under Glory rules and sanctioned by the WKA, and provided a number of competitive matchups and aggressive action in the ring. Brooklyn and Long Island were both heavily represented among the fighters, but fighters also traveled from such places as Detroit, North Carolina, Canada, and even Russia to compete.

The main event was a wild one-round affair for the 152lb North American pro championship. Defending champ Niko Tsigaras, billed from Brooklyn and fighting out of Lions Fight Martial Arts, was able to retain his title with a first round KO over Toronto, Canada‘s Eric Rocha. The fighters engaged with wild punching exchanges right from the bell.

After Tsigaras stunned Rocha with a combination in the corner, the referee administered a standing 8-count, and after determining that Rocha was unable to answer the count, awarded the KO victory to Tsigaras. The champion Tsigaras received vocal support from the crowd, and what appeared to be his entire team crowded inside the ring to celebrate the victory.

In the amateur co-main event for the 145lb title, Justin “The Moose” Muslija from Team Tiger Schulmann claimed a unanimous decision over Preston Fletcher from Evolution MAFA in Toronto.

The New Jersey native Muslija spent most of the first round moving forward while Fletcher looked to counter. “The Moose” landed some hard leg kicks and a glancing left head kick, but round 1 was otherwise full of even exchanges. Muslija picked up where he left off at the start of round 2, landing solid punches while Fletcher focused on kicks. The Canadian turned it on later in the round with combinations, starting to find his rhythm. The third round was also tough to call, as both fighters ended up clinching and looked to punch on the way out. Fletcher looked for head kicks repeatedly in round 3 but all were blocked. In the end, Muslija claimed two 29-28 scorecards, and one 30-27, to claim the victory.

In another pro bout David “Man of God” Moore from Hampstead, North Carolina showed impressive focus and resolve to weather the storm from Lions Martial Arts‘ Zarrukh Adashev and earn a first round KO victory. Adashev, riding on the cheers of a loud fan base, burst out of the gate aggressively with heavy punches looking for the early KO. Moore ate some shots but mostly defended well and kept his composure. When the flurries stopped he followed a left jab with a hard right hook that briefly removed Adashev fom consciousness. The ref did not administer a count and chose to wave off the fight at just 1:11.

Two pro bouts in the womens division were other highlights of the evening as the local fighters brought many fans to the venue for support. At 125lbs, Lou Neglia-trained Andrea DeAngelo took a 29-28 unanimous decision on all scorecards over Philadelphia‘s Jamie Miller.

The first two rounds each started with a tentative feeling out process before Brooklyn‘s DeAngelo entered with an explosive attack of clean punches and kicks. Miller was game, however, and bloodied DeAngelo’s nose by the end of the second round. In the third round Miller came out with more confidence, and while both fighters’ output decreased, the exchanges were more even. Overall, DeAngelo leaned on straigher punches, particularly her right hand, to claim the decision victory.

The second pro womens bout showed Jennie Nedell from LAW MMA dominate Detroit‘s Shaena Cox over three rounds to claim a lopsided 30-25 unanimous decision. The Ray Longo-trained fighter from Lindenhurst, NY showcased superior conditioning after controlling a somewhat competitive first round, and came out with hard kicks in the second to wear down Cox. A flurry from Nedell earned a standing 8-count in rounds 2 and 3, but Cox stayed in the fight and survived to see the final bell.

Another Brooklyn-based Russian fighter from Lions Martial Arts was successful in an earlier pro bout as Avaz Achilov took a unanimous decision over MMA veteran and fellow Brooklynite John Salgado from team Inner G. This fight was a heated affair that saw Achilov score a quick knockdown in round 1, from which Salgado recovered immediately. After an early warning from the referee for an illegal knee to the head, Achilov had a point deducted when he repeated the technique later in the round. This drew an angry exchange of words from both fighters after the foul, although they touched gloves at the end of the round.

The second and third rounds showed more aggressive exchanges, with both fighters seemingly eager to taste his opponent’s best shots. In the end, Achilov had the more crisp technique, tenderizing Salgado’s lead leg with kicks by the third round, and earned a decision victory.

During an intermission before the pro bouts, promoter Lou Neglia recognized several notable local martial artists in the ring, including undefeated pro boxer Jarrell Miller, Titan Fighting champion and former Ring of Combat champion Andre Harrison, current Ring of Combat welterweight champion Randy Brown, and UFC veteran Nick Pace.

Earlier in the night fans were treated to some well-matched amateur fights, as up-and-coming talent got the chance to showcase their skills for the sold out crowd. The highlight of these bouts was Tiger Schulmann product Brandon Cuttino claiming a 3rd round TKO victory over Shannon Halstead when the ref stopped the fights due to a large cut over Halstead’s right eye. The fight was full of wild exchanges, and while both fighters landed there share, Cuttino seemed to be in control prior to the stoppage.

In other action, Diane Zhavaj (Tiger Schulmann, Ramsey NJ) used superior conditioning and boxing to take a majority decision over Yulia Guseva (Lions MA, Brooklyn NY). Damien Bailey (Tiger Schulmann, Brooklyn NY) used his height advantage and accurate combinations to take a unanimous decision over Robert Wallin (Alpha Omega, Queens NY). Raquane Alexander (Longo Competition Team, Freeport NY) won by KO at 1:59 of round 1 over William Braxton (Dambakly Martial Arts, Hampstead, NC) after a furious combination brought Braxton to his knees, conceding defeat. Bridgitte Hilton (Alpha Omega, Hicksville NY) took a majority decision over Dawn Solomon (Journey MA, Port Jefferson NY). Jimmy San (Five Points Gym, Brooklyn NY) used a persistent body attack to take a unanimous decision over Carlos Anton (Tiger Schulmann, Brooklyn NY) after earning a standing 8 count in round 2. And in the opening bout of the evening, Jennifer “Just Jenn” Ventriglia (Alpha Omega) claimed a unanimous decision over Alison Dichter (Team Inner G).


Niko Tsigaras vs Eric Rocha


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Andrea DeAngelo


Justin Muslija vs Preston Fletcher

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David Moore vs Zarrukh Adashev


Jennie Nedell vs Shaena Cox


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Avaz Achilov vs John Salgado


Battle of the Millennium ReCap

May 15, 2015

Lou Neglia manages some of the most successful box offices in the entire country around the organizing principle of career development. He’s even introduced us to a promising young musical talent in Sara Schulmann, who was a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” and whom you can follow on Facebook.

Measuring success also by his graduation rate, the synergist in Lou Neglia thinks outside the local box office. Packaging Combat at the Capitale │ Battle of the Millennium with Ring of Combat makes for the enterprise equivalent of punching in combinations. Lou Neglia’s enterprise comprises a whole, in other words, that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

So MMA prospects and their trainers hearken unto this synergy for a ticket to ride the UFC’s gravy train. This beckons them to board the train on Lou’s platform, which then taps into a relational database of fan traffic. It turns out that Lou’s thinking outside the local box office ends up boosting it out of a centrifugal cottage industry death spiral.

Himself a 3x world kickboxing champion, Lou Neglia is actually a stand-up specialist. So also is his own competition team. Hosting the undercard for Glory World Series in NYC just adds to the synergy of Lou’s graduation rate. I know for a fact that he’s even set a table for Muay Thai where, for the time being at, least poison pills are the preferred cuisine. “It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing.”


Niko Tsigaris (Lions Martial Arts in Brooklyn) def Shennen Maceo (Team Tiger Schulmann) TKO of Round 1 Modified Glory kickboxing rules│ 152 lbs. │ 4×3

Zarrukh Adashev (Lions Martial Arts in Brooklyn) def  Robert Walker (Walker Muay Thai in Dayton, Ohio) TKO of Round 2 K-1/Glory Kickboxing rules│ 135 lbs. │ 3×3

Jennie Nedell (Longo Competition Team on Long Island) def Jamie Driver (Renzo Gracie in Pennsylvania) Unanimous Decision K-1/Glory Kickboxing rules│ 148 lbs. │ 3×3


Andrew Ball (Neglia Competition Team in Brooklyn) def. Dominick Dunning (Team Top Notch in Chicago) by TKO at 0:30 of Round 1 │ 185 lbs. │ 3×2.

Angel Rodriguez (Team Tiger Schulmann) def. Alberto Ramos (Golden MMA Warriors in NYC) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 │ 185 lbs. │ 3×2.

Chris Edmund (Wilkie’s Warriors in New Jersey) def. Danila Sherstobitov (Tiger International in Brooklyn) by Split Decision: 29-28, 28-29 and 30-27 │ 170 lbs. │ 3×2.

Brian Mayer (Wilkie’s Warriors in New Jersey) def. Mike Sollecito (Alpha Omega on Long Island) by TKO at 0:17 of Round 1 │ 165 lbs. │ 3×2.

John Giordano (Longo Competition Team on Long Island) def. Jarad Williams (Alpha Omega on Long Island) by KO at 0:29 of Round 3 │ 215 lbs. │ 3×2.

Nazim Sadikhov (Lions Martial Arts in Brooklyn) def. Brandon Cuttino (Team Tiger Schulmann) by Unanimous Decision: 30-26, 30-26 and 29-27 │ 155 lbs. │ 3×2.

Brad Schleir (Longo Competition Team on Long Island) def. Aaron Lee (Mercer Bucks Muay Thai in New Jersey) by TKO at 1:04 of Round 3 │ 230 lbs. │ 3×2.

Damien Bailey (Team Tiger Schulmann) def. Art Daley (Team Top Notch in Chicago) by TKO at 1:55 of Round 1 │ 145 lbs. │ 3×2.

Juan Vides (Team Tiger Schulmann) def. Nick Ascolese (Wilkie’s Warriors in New Jersey) by TKO (DQ) at 1:27 of Round 2 │ 135 lbs. │ 3×2.

Jennifer Ventriglia (Alpha Omega on Long Island) def. Allison Dichetear (Team Inner “G” in New York City) by Unanimous Decision: All three judges scored it 30-27 │ 115 lbs. │ 3×2.

Justin Muslija (Team Tiger Schulmann) def. Robert Wallin (Alpha Omega on Long Island) by Unanimous Decision: All three judges scored it 30-27 │ 115 lbs. │ 3×2.

Jonathan DiBella (Angelo’s Kickboxing in Montreal, Canada) def. Daniel Nelson (Team Combat in Richmond, Virginia) by KO at 1:31 of Round 2 │ 135 lbs. │ 3×2.

Rashard Mason (Team Tiger Schulmann) def. Hovhannes Ghukosyan (Lions Martial Arts in Brooklyn) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 │ 165 lbs. │ 3×2.

Bridgitte Hilton (Alpha Omega on Long Island) def. Anastasia Malyarenko (Wolfson’s Martial Arts in Brooklyn) by Unanimous Decision: 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 │ 125 lbs. │ 3×2.

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A packed house at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey was treated to a night of eleven bouts with 5 ROC titles on the line. In what can only be described as memorable, Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat once again delivered an unforgettable evening of MMA action and a peek into the next wave of MMA global superstars as current ROC champions are waiting on the call from the UFC.

Reigning bantamweight champ, Julio Arce (8-0), returned to the Trop for his third title defense against his biggest test to date, Ontario’s Mike Imperato (7-2). Both fighters were quick to engage at the opening bell but Arce’s superb foot movement quickly began to dictate the pace of the bout as he landed blistering combinations to the body and head of Imperato. Arce’s accurate punches began to show wear and tear on Imperato’s body and head. The Canadian was game through out the fight but was never able to inflict any serious damage on his elusive opponent. Arce would go on to win a unanimous decision and retain his ROC title.

The co-main event saw Oluwale “The Holy War Angel” Bambose (5-0) make quick work of title challenger, Brian Booth (3-2). Both men touched gloves for round one and went to work immediately. Bamgbose landed a quick three-punch combination that seemed to rattle Booth. Bamgbose was sizing up Booth against the cage landed a hard shot to the head of Booth who immediatelyfell to the canvas. Bamgbose landed a barrage of punches on Booth prompting the referee to intervene at just 24 seconds of the first round! An ecstatic Bamgbose walked around the cage with his hands up while the fans in attendance began to chanting, “UFC, UFC!”

Showing why he is one of the best welterweights on the regional circuit, Randy “Rude Boy” Brown (4-0) defeated MMA veteran, Rock Edwards (8-6-1). Edwards turned in a gutsy performance but Brown kept him at bay with his superior height and reach. Brown retained his title with a second round TKO over Edwards.

One of the most decorated collegiate wrestlers in all of MMA today, left ROC 51 with gold around his waist. Gregor “The Gift” Gillespie (5-0) defeated George Sheppard (15-11) with a dominating performance earning the ROC lightweight title. The opening stanza saw Gillespie stalking Sheppard and with less than a minute in the round, he was able to take his opponent down but Sheppard showed his MMA experience by working his way back up to his feet. His success was short lived as Gillespie again shot in for another successful take down. This time there was no getting the fight back up as Gillespie secured a first round stoppage via arm triangle securing his spot as ROC lightweight champion.

In the first title fight of the night, Chicago’s Mike Santiago (15-9) retained his ROC featherweight title by defeating New Jersey’s Mervin Rodriguez (7-9-1) via unanimous decision.

Results for remainder of the card:

Azamat Murzakanov (2-0) defeats Alec Hoben (2-2) via TKO 1st round

Max Bohanan (4-0) defeats Lashawn Alcocks (5-5) via TKO 1st round

Frank Buenafuente (3-3) defeats Tim Dooling (1-2) via UD

Karl Roberson (1-0) defeats Chike Obi (0-1) via UD

Cody Mooney (2-) defeats Zarrukh Adashev via RNC 1st round

Anthony Genovese (1-0) defeats Tyson Kellerman (0-1) via UD

Photo Credit: New York Fighting

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The Thriller In The Chiller

What fans have come to expect from Lou Neglia’s Combat At The Capitale is great competitive and memorable fights and on February 6th in New York, fans expectations were fulfilled. Another sell out crowd witnessed kickboxing at its best as many fighters won the hearts of the fans through their tenacity and their will to win.

Photos Coming Soon!



Zaravkh Abashev def Dom Biondo via Unanimous Decision

Niko Tsigaris def Lashawn Alcocks via Unanimous Decision

Allan Crowder def Aaron Ware via TKO at 2:59 of Round 1

Malik Blake def James “B52” Smith via TKO at 1:36 of Round 2

Ariel Abreu def Andrew Ball via TKO at 1:36 of Round 3

Mike Trizano def Aaron Sifflet via Unanimous Decision

Justin Muslija def Nick Lombardo via UD

Phabion Wilson def Michael Sollecito via TKO at 0:20 of Round 2

Brandon Cutting def Robert Wallin by Unanimous Decision

Raquane Alexander def Robert Wallin by Unanimous Decision

Shannon Halstead def Andy Segovia via Unanimous Decision

Orondo Henry def George Maldarelli via Unanimous Decision

Phum Nkuta def Josh Santos via Unanimous Decision


ROC Historic 50th Show An Absolute Success!

Ring of Combat 50 promised to be an historic event in the world of mixed martial arts and it delivered ten fold! A sold out crowd at the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey witnessed 10 plus bouts of non-stop MMA action including 7 title fights! This night belonged to the fans as every fighter brought their heart and skills into the cage and showed an unbelievable will to win. 

Fight fans saw great performances from Julio Arce, Oluwale Bamgbose, Randy Brown, Jeff Lentz, Matt Rizzo, and Phillipe Nover. Undercard fighters Gregor Gillespie and Max Bohanan also delivered with first round finishes each.

Ring of Combat president, Lou Neglia, was very proud of this moment and the fighters. “Tonight was about the fans and the fighters,” said Lou. “I always match ROC fighters to get them ready for the next level of MMA competition and I think all fighters passed tonight with flying colors. It’s not if you win or lose…it’s how you fight. This is why so many ROC fighters are having successful careers in the UFC,” he continued.

Didn’t make it to the fight? Don’ worry! iN DEMAND has you covered as Ring of Combat 50 is still available (until February 28th) to watch from the comfort of your living room. Simply order from your remote or by calling your local cable provider. Check out the next generation of MMA superstars!

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Standing Room Only for Combat At The Capitale!

It was another sold out crowd for Combat At The Capitale that took place this past weekend in New York! Seats where hard to come by as the venue began to fill up to capacity allowing for standing room only. The night featured some of the best kickboxer’s ever assembled as the crowd enjoyed knockdowns, knockouts, split decisions and clear cut winners!

Below are full list of results:

Villi Bello (Ardon’s Sweet Science in Brooklyn) def. Niko Tsigaris (Lions Martial Arts in Brooklyn) by Split Decision: 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28 │ 153 lbs. │ 3×2.

Jennie Nedell (Longo Competition Team on Long Island) def. Munah Holland (Team Tiger Schulmann in New Jersey) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28 │ 135 lbs. │ 3×2.

Dom Biondo (Alpha Omega on Long Island) def. Giovanni Moljo (Team Top Notch from Miami by way of Chicago) by TKO at 1:30 of Round 2 │ 143 lbs. │ 3×2.

Lashawn Alcocks (Dambakely Martial Arts in North Carolina) def. Jason Lee (Team Inner G in The Bronx) by Unanimous Decision: 30-26, 29-28, and 30-27 │ 160 lbs. │ 3×2.

Shennen Maceo (Team Tiger Schulmann on Long Island) def. Brian Burgan (Soo Doo Muay Thai in Detroit) by TKO at 2:29 of Round 2 │ 147 lbs. │ 3×2.

Christian Rojas (Alpha Omega from Chile by way of Long Island) def. Zaravkh Abashev (Lions Martial Arts in Brooklyn) by DQ for proving Glory Rules are for those who can’t cut it in Muay Thai │ 139 lbs. │ 3×2. [If you want sugar coating, you’re in the wrong place.]

John Salgado (Team Inner G on Long Island) def. Chris Wagner (Team Cannon on Long Island) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27, and 30-27 │ 172 lbs. │ 3×2.

WKA NYS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP: MODIFIED MUAY THAI RULES: Malik Blake (Team Tiger Schulmann in NYC) def. Chris Edmund (Wilkie’s Warriors in New Jersey) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27, and 30-27 │ 175 lbs. │ 3×2.

AMATEUR KICKBOXING: GLORY RULES: WKA Northeast Championship Andrew Ball (Neglia Competition Team in Brooklyn) def. Christopher Gray (Team Top Notch in Chicago) by TKO after 3 Rounds (Physician Stoppage) │ 185 lbs. │ 4×2.

Shannon Halstead (Dambakely Martial Arts in North Carolina) def. Michael Musilli (Longo Competition Team on Long Island) by KO at 1:53 of Round 1: 160 lbs. │ 3×2.

Missael Sanchez (Team Tiger Schulmann in NYC) def. Orondo Henry (Soo Doo Muay Thai in Detroit) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27, and 30-27 │ 138 lbs. │ 3×2.

Nazim Sadikhov (Lions Martial Arts in Brooklyn) def. Justin Montalvo (Longo Competition Team on Long Island) by Split Decision: 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28 │ 157 lbs. │ 3×2.

George Maldarelli (Neglia Competition Team on Long Island) def. Brandon Hagar (Soo Doo Muay Thai in Detroit) by TKO at 0:55 of Round 2 │ 155 lbs. │ 3×2.

Phumi Nkuta (Longo Competition Team in New Jersey) def. Pancho Theuer (Soo Doo Muay Thai in Detroit) by KO at 0:26 of Round 2 │ 130 lbs. │ 3×2.

Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat 49: September 19, 2014: Official Results and Pics

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Ring of Combat 49 Showcases Next Generation of MMA Superstars

Ring of Combat owner, Lou Neglia, said many times leading up to Ring of Combat 49, “this is the card to watch as it will introduce the next generation of great fighters,” and he could not have been more accurate as a total of 26 fighters put it all on the line this past weekend at the famous Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Another jam packed crowd couldn’t get enough of the action as the night featured thirteen bouts with three title fights. “It has always been a goal of Ring of Combat to find talent all over and give them a platform to showcase their skills,” said Lou. “I feel we help build them ground up and turn them into local attractions that will be able to compete on the elite level,” he continued.  And attractions they are as their fans came out in droves to support their favorite fighter. Fan favorites such as Gregor Gillespie, Max Bohanan, Randy Brown, Mike Elshamy, enjoyed huge crowd ovations.
When asked what makes a great fighter, Lou’s response is always, “tough fights make great fighters,” and that could not have been truer in the main event between Andre Harrison and Jeff Lentz. Harrison started of the first round strong but Lentz came back and snatched the second according to most ring side officials and media. With the fight hanging on the third round, Harrison came out and showed a fighters heart as he sealed the deal with his takedowns. That’s not to say it was easy as Lentz also had his moments in the final round but it was Harrison that picked up the win.
Ring of Combat bantamweight champ, Julio Arce showed why he is one the best 135 lb. fighters in the nation as he starched Jake Grigson in the first round and improved his record to 6-0.
Matt Rizzo was the crowned the new Ring of Combat flyweight champion as he evened up the score between him and Jimmy Grant as he submitted Grant via rear naked choke. With the score now 1-1 between these two, their next fight could be a rubber match.
Full card results for the remainder of the fight card are as follows:
Andre Harrison vs Jeff Lentz; Harrison via SD
Julio Arce vs Jake Grigson; Arce via 1st round rear naked choke
Matt Rizzo vs Jimmy Grant; Rizzo via 1st round rear naked choke
Pat DeFranco vs Mervin Rodriguez: split draw
James Rumley vs Max Bohanan; Bohanan via 1st round arm triangle
Mike Elshamy vs Ryan King; Elshamy via 1st round arm bar
Oluwale Bambgose vs Steve Nichols; Bambgose via TKO due to doctors stoppage
Leonard Simpson vs Randy Brown; Brown via 2nd round TKO
Jenna Serio vs Jill Valenzuela; Serio via 2nd round TKO
Anthony Facchini vs Dan Corchado; Facchini via UD
Merab Dvalishvilli vs Dennis Dombrow; Dvalishvillia via 3rd round TKO
Cody Mooney vs Somner Martin; Mooney via 2nd round rear naked choke.
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Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat 48: May 16, 2014: Official Results and Pics

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It was yet another sellout crowd at the Tropicana Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey for Lou Neglia and his Ring of Combat promotion. Over 80 fighters have gone on to the UFC from the ROC, and the fighters and fans know that at every Ring of Combat event, history is made. Here are the official results of the bouts, and some pics from the fights.

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Ring Of Combat 48
Friday, May 16, 2014
Tropicana Hotel Casino showroom
Atlantic City

Referees Liam Kerrigan, Gasper Oliver and Keith Peterson

Judges Jon Bilyk, Michael DePasquale, Sue Sanidad, Vincent Sinclair and Dave Tirelli

Timekeeper Melissa Amorin

Scorekeeper Ellen Rubin

Chief Fight Inspector Vincent Dudley

Medical Inspectors Steve Cirone and Mike DiBella

Drug Testing Inspector Anthony Lynn

Fight Inspectors Donnie Carolei, Giedrius Karavackas, Henry Krawiec, Todd Manfredi, Darryl Porter, Casper Oliver and James Smith

Ringside Physicians Dr. Vinay Chopra, Dr. Steven Oxler, Dr. Stu Patel, Dr Sherry Wulkan and Dr. Eric Wurmser


9. Main Event
Brendan Barrett vs. Justin Woods
Barrett 246 Woods 251
Ref Kerrigan
Judges Bilyk, DePasquale and Sanidad
Barrett wins via TKO referee stoppage due to strikes at 1:59 of round two.

8. TITLE 155
Chris Wade vs. Frankie Perez
Both weigh 155.5
Ref Oliver
Judges Bilyk, Sanidad and Tirelli
Wade wins split decision in three rounds 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29 Tirelli.

7. TITLE 125
Matthew Rizzo vs. Jimmy Grant
Rizzo 124.5 Grant 126
Ref Peterson
Judges DePasquale, Sanidad and Sinclair
Grant wins via KO punch at 1:47 of round one.

6. TITLE 145
James Jenkins vs. Terrell Hobbs.
Both weigh 146
Ref Kerrigan
Judges Bilyk, DePasquale and Sinclair
Jenkins wins via TKO referee stoppage due to punches at 4:18 of round one

5. 170
Steve Tyrrell vs. Randall Brown
Tyrrell. 168 Brown 170
Ref Oliver
Judges Sanidad, Sinclair and Tirelli
Brown wins via armbar at 1:53 of round one.

4. 191
Michael Elshamy vs. Zed Mitchell 
Both weigh 190
Ref Oliver
Judges DePasquale, Sinclair and Tirelli
Elshamy wins via tapout due to punches at 2:26 of round one.

3. 155
Gregor Gillespie  vs. Brandon Priest
Gillespie 155 Priest. 156
Ref Kerrigan
Judges Bilyk, DePasquale and Sinclair
Gillespie wins via rear naked choke at 2:37 of round two.

2. 155
Max Bohanan vs. Angel Corchado
Both weigh 155
Ref Peterson
Judges Bilyk, Sinclair and Tirelli
Bohanon wins via TKO referee stoppage due to unanswered punches at 3:47 of round one.

1. 145
Chris Sladky vs. Somner Martin
Sladky 146 Martin 145
Ref Peterson
Judges Bilyk, Sanidad and Sinclair
Sladky wins via tap due to rear naked choke at 2:53 of round one.

Barrett action

Barrett belt


Combat at the Capitale 32: April 4, 2014: Pics and Official Results


Combat at the Capitale 32 took place on April 4, 2014 at the Capitale in New York City. Combat at the Capitale is one of the most prestigious kickboxing promotions in the United States, and the shows are always sold out. This time, however, not only was the show sold out, one hundred people had to be turned away at the door. For the lucky fans that got in, they were treated to one of the best Combat at the Capitale events ever. Three title fights took place, and the crowd roared as the fighters left everything they had in the ring. Combat at the Capitale once again proved itself to be one of the top kickboxing promotions in the world.

Here are some pics and the official results from all the bouts:

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Shannon Halstead

Robert Reid











Nicholas Robyn

Eugene Leusenko

Unanimous Decision










Daniel Bogdanov

Javier Torres











Nazim Sadykhov

Remi Singha

Unanimous Decision










Justin Motalvo

George Maldarelli

Unanimous Decision










Sofia Gegai

Lauren Braccia

Majority Decision











Anna Shearer

Jennie Nedell

Majority Decision









WKA Amateur Men’s New York State Muay Thai Title


Malik Blake

Georgio Smauguin










WKA Amateur Men’s World Low Kick Title


Andrew Ball

Paul Miller












Dom Biondo

Billy Rose












Carlos Brooks

Shamir Garcia

Unanimous Decision











Elvis Gashi

Andre Shuler










WKA Amateur Men’s North American Glory Rules Title


Mike Fishetti

Jeff Brown












John Bowman

Niko Tsigaras

Unanimous Decision











Julio Arce

Zarukh Adashev

Unanimous Decision






Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat 47: January 24, 2014: Results and Pics




While Bellator holds the #2 spot in MMA, and WSoF is surging, history indicates that – so far – the only way to make a small fortune competing with the UFC is to start with a large one. So far, every company that ever went head to head with the UFC gets bought or gets bankrupt.
WFA – bought
Pride – bought
WEC – bought
ProElite XC – bankrupt
IFL – bankrupt
Affliction – bankrupt
Strikeforce – bought

On the other hand, there are some remarkably successful shows that don't aspire to the potential fabulous riches of PPV, and instead seek to give regional fans everything they want, and send their best up fighters up to the UFC on the regular basis.

At the head of that class is Lou Negia's Ring of Combat, which is the American Idol for future MMA stars. Ring of Combat 47 sold out the Tropicana Casino last Friday

“I am always proud for the support we get receive from the fight fans and the community, said Lou Neglia, Ring of Combat president.  “A lot of hard work goes into each and every Ring of Combat show and when you receive that kind of support from the fans, you just can’t say 'thank you' enough."

Ring of Combat continues to stand behind its successful formula of keeping it simple and giving the fight fans what they pay to see….great, evenly matched, fights from tomorrow's superstars.

This formula was again in play for ROC 47 as five fighters have earned the right to wear ROC gold in competitive and entertaining matchups.  All titles were vacated by ROC alumni who now compete in the UFC such as current UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman and undefeated prospect, Ryan LaFlare to name only a couple.

Lou Neglia feels this group of newly crowned champions will also go on to compete in the UFC just like their predecessors.  “This group of new Ring of Combat champions is a very talented group of fighters,” affirms Lou.  “I have no doubt that they will be getting the call to compete in the UFC and just to make it to the big stage  alone makes the ROC team and myself very proud."

At ROC 47, Lou Neglia was joined by good friends and also former Ring of Combat alumni Chris Weidman, Frankie Edgar, and Matt Serra.  All three are regular attendees at Ring of Combat events as they always support the fighters and the organization where they came from.

Ring of Combat is proud to announce their new champions:
Chris Wade • Lightweight Champion
Julio Arce • Bantamweight Champion
Elijah Harshbarger • Welterweight Champion
Keith Barish • Middlweight Champion
James Jenkins • Featherweight Champion

ROC 47 Results

Prelim Card (3 four minute rounds)

(155) Kenny Gaudreau vs. Gregor Gillespie
Gillespie wins via TKO referee stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 1:38 of round one.

(265) Allen Crowder vs. Gil Isabel
Crowder wins via guillotine at 0:15 of round two.

Main Card (3 four minute rounds)

(185) Mike Elshamy vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Bamgbose wins via TKO referee stoppage due to strikes at 2:51 of round one.

(135) Darren Mima (123-527) vs. Merab Dvalishvili
Mima wins majority decision in three rounds, 29-28, 29-28 and 29-29 Tabora.

(155) Jonathan Hughes vs. Stephen Regman
Regman wins via TKO physician stoppage at 3:00 of round one.

(155) Mike Santiago vs. Frankie Perez
Perez wins via rear naked choke at 1:56 of round one.

(135) Leodegario Muniz vs. Jose Villanueva
Muniz wins via KO at 1:32 of round two.

Title Fights (3 five minute rounds, plus a fourth five minute round in the event of a draw after third)

(170) Elijah Harshbarger vs. Chris Cope
Harshbarger wins via rear naked choke at 1:36 of round three.

(145) Adam Kantaev vs. James Jenkins
Jenkins wins via TKO (tap due to shoulder subluxation) at 0:37 of round two

(185) Keith Berish vs. Ariel Sepulveda
Berish wins via rear naked choke at 4:30 of round one.

(135) Jason McLean vs. Julio Arce
Arce wins unanimous decision in three rounds 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 Sanidad.

(155) Pat DeFranco vs. Chris Wade
Wade wins via rear naked choke at 2:31 of round two.










Glory 12 Kickboxing @ Madison Square Garden: November 23, 2013

I was very happy to promote my third glory show Saturday November 23rd at Madison square garden theater to a sold out crowd. The results and pictures can be found on the Glory website.

Some of the greatest fighters in the world came and competed in this event. I want to congratulate all the fighters who fought to pursue their passion which we all know one of the greatest pleasures in life. Glory is the premier kickboxing league in Europe Asia and the United States it has resurrected kickboxing in many ways. I was very happy to give the $150,0000 check to the winner and lightweight champion Andy Ristie. The elaborate purses acknowledge the fighters great talent and the sacrifices they make. I am very happy to be promoting for Glory and I will keep everyone posted on my next Glory event.

Combat at the Capitale 31: September 27, 2013: Complete Results


New York (October 2, 2013) – Lou Neglia's "Combat At The Capitale" took place this past weekend on September 27 and in his own words, "was one of the best kickboxing events that I ever promoted."  The venue was sold out three weeks in advance and was packed with eager fight fans.  In most cases, fight fans will leave once their "favorite" fighter has competed. Not this time!  There was not an empty seat through out the whole night.  Once again Lou's matchmaking was key to the competitive action that continued from the opening bell of the first bout to the last bell of the evening.  Whether it's MMA or Kickboxing, Lou has always followed his motto, "tough fights make great fighters."  Records mean nothing in Lou's "Combat At The Capitale."  It's who you fought and how you fought.

"One of the greatest fights I ever promoted at the Capitale was Niko Tsigaras of Armenia VS Nick Pace of the US," said Lou.  "The fans were on the edge of their seats from beginning, middle and end of each round," he continued.  Before the winner was announced, Lou told the crowd that there no losers in this fight as this was the greatest fight he ever matched up.  The announcement was also made that both fighters will return in championship bouts.  Lou challenges anyone to say this wasn't the Gatti/Ward or Zale/Grazino of kickboxing.  The bout was aggression from beginning to end.  The fight can be watched at Go Fight Live.

Kickboxing is the most competitive stand up way of fighting and helped make MMA the popular sport it is.  Fans enjoy a good ground game but they love the standup.  GLORY, the premiere Kickboxing organization in Asia, Europe and now the US, are helping to bring Kickboxing to the forefront of combat sports. Lou Neglia was appointed to help promote GLORY in his area and being a former world champion kickboxer, he is very proud of this duty.  In the last GLORY show that took place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York city, Lou presented a fighter with a check for $200,000.  The elaborate purse acknowledges the great talent and sacrifice that these kickboxer.  Winners at the Capitale show are now eligible to compete at the next GLORY event at Madison Square Garden in November.  The greatest theatre in the world will host some of the greatest fighters in the world from 5 countries.

Other results were:

- Nafiz Kamal vs TBA: Kamal via 3rd round TKO
- Malik Blake vs Quamar Simmons: Blake via decision
- George Maldarelli vs Justin Montalvo: Maldarell via decision
- Ian Hastings vs Paul MIller: Miller via decision
- Edwin Smart vs Aziz Austin: Smart via decision
- Jennie Nedel vs Nicole Scimene: majority draw
- Avetik Petrosyan vs Zarrukh Abashev: Petrosyan via TKO 1st
- Andrea DeAngelo vs Anna Shearer: DeAngelo via decision
- Shawn Pierce vs Mike Trizano: Trizano via decision
- Danilil Sherstobitov vs Georgio Smaumgui:  draw
- Niko Tsigaras vs Nick Pace: Tsigaras via split decision
- Alexy Filyakov vs Travis Lerchen: Filyakov via tko 1st (pro bout)
- Jeff Brown vs Mike Fischetti: draw

Ring of Combat 46: September 20, 2013: Complete Results

Atlantic City, New Jersey (September 20, 2013) - There wasn't an empty seat in the house as the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City played host to a sold out crowd for Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat 46.  The fight fans enjoyed over ten bouts of non-stop action as fighters brought everything to the cage in a raw display of pure MMA talent.

ROC, again, lived up to its reputation as the American Idol of MMA by finding unknown but talented fighters and this was all evident as ROC 46 was one of the most successful shows in ROC history and has been dubbed by media in attendance as the BEST ROC SHOW EVER!  Future stars emerged in this show testing and developing their great skills as they continue on the road to stardom.

It has always been ROC's mission to continually test, develop and provide a stage for fighters to display their skills to make a name for themselves in the world of MMA.   ROC alumni include Matt Serra, Frankie Edgar and current UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman to name a few.

If you think you have what it takes to compete on the next ROC show and want to join the great Ring of Combat alumni, contact Lou Neglia at or at 516-458-4989.  Ring of Combat 47 will take place on January 24th, 2014 back at the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Official Results:

Friday, September 20, 2013
Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat
ROC 46
Tropicana Casino & Hotel showroom
Atlantic City


3 rds of 5 mins.
Ref Carolei
Judges Bilyk, Sinclair and Vrlaku
Brendan Barrett vs. Miodrag Petrovich
Barrett 245.5. Petrovich. 238
Barrett wins via TKO referee stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 2:16 of round one.

3rds 4 min
Ref Oliver
Judges Bilyk, Sinclair and Urso
Tom English vs. Levan MakashvilI
English 145.25. Makashvili. 146
Makashvili wins via KO punch at 1:39 of round two.

3rds 4 min
Ref Peterson
Judges Bilyk, Sinclair and Urso
Frankie Perez vs. Rafael Fagundes
Perez 155.5. Fagundes. 154.25
Perez wins via tap due to rear naked choke at 3:30 of round one.

3rds 4 min
Ref Peterson
Judges Krawiec, Urso and Vrlaku
Shane Burgos vs. Ashure Elbanna
Burgos 143.75. Elbanna 143
Burgos wins via TKO referee stoppage due to strikes at 2:16 of round one.

3rds 4 min
Ref Oliver
Judges Bilyk, Sinclair and Urso
James Jenkins vs. Justin Steave
Jenkins 146. Steave 144.75.
Jenkins wins via tap due to rear naked choke at 1:21 of round two.

Ref Oliver
Judges Krawiec, Sinclair and Urso
3rds 4 min
Pat DeFranco vs. Adam Townsend
DeFranco 155.5. Townsend 155
DeFranco wins unanimous decision in three rounds 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 Urso.

Ref Carolei
Judges Bilyk, Krawiec and Vrlaku
3rds 4 min
Fikret Darzanoff vs. Steve Nichols
Darzanoff 186. Nichols. 184.5
Nichols wins unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 29-28.

4- Bout Canceled
Robert Plotkin vs. Imanali Gamzathanov

Plotkin 171. Gamzathanov 161.5
No result
Gamzathanov suspended indefinitely for failure to appear at event

3rds 4 min
Ref Peterson
Judges Krawiec, Urso and Vrlaku
Julio Arce vs. Corey Simmons 
Arce 135. Simmons 134
Arce wins via tap due to rear naked choke at 3:49 of round two.

3 rds. 4min
Ref Peterson
Judges Bilyk, Sinclair and Urso
Cody Mooney vs. Leodegario Muniz

Mooney 134. Muniz 135.25
Muniz wins unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 29-28.

3 rds. 4min
Ref Oliver
Judges Bilyk, Krawiec and Sinclair
Stephan Regman vs. Eddie Lenoci
Both weigh 156
Lenoci wins split decision in three rounds, 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29 Sinclair.

Glory 9 Official Results: June 22, 2013

I was extremely proud to present the Glory 9 Kickboxing event on Saturday June 22nd @ the Hammerstein Ballroom In New York City. Glory 9 is the premier kickboxing league in the world. It was shown to be the greatest kickboxing event to ever hit the state of New York. Kickboxing exemplifies the most competitive stand up fighting sport around, and I’m sure our fans are glad to see the sport back in full force.

This extraordinary event consisted of an 8 man tournament in which the first place winner received a check for $200,000 and the runner up received a check for $50,000. The elaborate purses were there to acknowledge the talent these fighters have and the great sacrifices they make during their training and preparation.

Subsequent to surviving 3 glory elimination bouts in 1 night, the 1st place winner was none other than the hard hitting international superstar Tyrone Spong.

After promoting a successful sellout crowd, I’m looking forward to presenting my next Glory show in New York later this year.

Here are the complete results of all the fights:

Rules Winner Loser Method Round Time
K-1 Andrea Deangelo Raquel Harris Unanimous Decision 3rd 0:00
WKA Northeastern Cruiserweight Title

K-1 Andrew Ball James Smith, Jr. KO 3rd 1:34
Pro GR Chris Mauceri Niko Tsigaras Unanimous Decision 3rd 0:00
Pro GR Nick Pace Levan Makashvili Majority Decision 3rd 0:00
Pro GR Robby Plotkin Casey Greene KO 1st 1:16
Pro GR Brett Hvalacek Paul Marfort Unanimous Decision 3rd 0:00
Main Card
Reserve Fights FINAL 8 SLAM 95 Kg
Pro GR Randy Blake Koichi Watanabe Unanimous Decision 3rd 0:00
Pro GR Artem Vakhitov Luis Tavares KO 1st 1:06
GLORY 9 NY Super Fights
Pro GR Anderson Silva Daniel Sam Unanimous Decision 3rd 0:00
GLORY World Series Slam 95 Kg – Quarter-Final Bout 1
Pro GR Danyo Ilunga Mourad Bouzidi Unanimous Decision 3rd 0:00
GLORY World Series Slam 95 Kg – Quarter-Final Bout 2
Pro GR Dustin Jacoby Brian Collette Majority Decision 3rd 0:00
GLORY World Series Slam 95 Kg – Quarter-Final Bout 3
Pro GR Filip Verlinden Steve McKinnon Majority Decision 3rd 0:00
GLORY World Series Slam 95 Kg – Quarter-Final Bout 4
Pro GR Tyrone Spong Michael Duut KO 1st 0:31
GLORY 9 NY Super Fights
Pro GR Joseph Valtellini Francois Ambang TKO 3rd 1:04
Pro GR Daniel Ghita Brice Guidon KO 1st 0:49
GLORY World Series Slam 95 KG – Semi-Final Bout 1
Pro GR Danyo Ilunga Dustin Jacoby Unanimous Decision 3rd 0:00
GLORY World Series Slam 95 KG – Semi-Final Bout 2
Pro GR Tyrone Spong Felip Verlinden Unanimous Decision 3rd 0:00
GLORY 9 NY Super Fight
Pro GR Wayne Barrett Mike Lemaire KO 2nd 1:12
Pro GR Rico Verhoeven Errol Zimmerman Majority Decision 3rd 0:00
GLORY World Series Slam 95 KG – Final Bout
Pro GR Tyrone Spong Danyo Ilungo KO 1st 0:16

Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat XLV June 14, 2013: Official Results

Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat XLV took place at the Tropicana Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on June 14, 2013.  The sellout was treated to a extraordinary night of fights which saw two new champions crowned.  In the main event, Phillipe Nover, who has fought in the UFC and Bellator defeated Mike Santiago by unanimous decision.  In the co-main event, Andre Harrison of Bellmore kickboxing showed championship caliber skills in knocking out Matias Vasquez to gain the Ring of Combat regional title.  Here are the official results  from the event.


Professional MMA

Friday, June 14, 2013
Ring of Combat
Tropicana Casino Hotel showroom
Atlantic City

3 five minute rounds, plus a 4th five minute round in the event of a draw after 3
Phillipe Nover (103-426) vs. Mike Santiago (114-770)
Both weigh 153.5
Ref Peterson
Judges Tamburrino, Tirelli and Urso
Nover wins unanimous decision in three rounds 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 Tirelli.

3 five minute rounds, plus a 4th five minute round in the event of a draw after 3
Andre Harrison (106-337) vs. Matias Vasquez (132-962)
Both weigh 144.5
Ref Oliver
Judges Tamburrino, Tirelli and Urso
Harrison wins via TKO referee stoppage due to strikes at 4:24 of round one.

3 four minute rounds
Frankie Perez (102-979) vs. Adam Townsend (133-172)
Perez. 154 Townsend 155
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Castro, Tamburrino and Tirelli
Perez wins unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 29-28.

3 four minute rounds
Willie Hosch (127-253) vs. Pat DeFranco (117-526)
Hosch. 155 DeFranco. 156
Ref Oliver
Judges Castro, Tamburrino and Tirelli
DeFranco wins via tap due to guillotine at 3:41 of round one.

3 four minute rounds
Julio Arce (101-875) vs. Dennis Dombrow (118-078)
Both weigh 135
Ref Peterson
Judges Castro, Sanidad and Urso
Arce wins unanimous decision in three rounds 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 Castro.

3 four minute rounds
Fikret Darzanoff (120-205) vs. Oluwale Bamgbose (128-130)
Darzanoff 185.75. Bamgbose 184.75
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Sanidad, Tamburrino and Urso
Bamgbose wins via tapout due to strikes at 2:45 of round one.

3 four minute rounds
Steve Simms (133-299) vs. Sidney Outlaw (114-547)
Simms 160 Outlaw 162
Outlaw fined $100 weight penalty, payable to Simms
Ref Peterson
Judges Sanidad, Tirelli and Urso
Outlaw wins via rear naked choke at 3:37 of round three.

3 four minute rounds
Arsen Abdulkerimov (133-403) vs. Shelton Graves (122-540)
Abdulkerimov 243 Graves 248.5
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Castro, Sanidad and Urso
Abdulkerimov wins via rear naked choke at 1:41 of round one.

2 four minute rounds plus a 3rd four minute round in the event of a draw after 2
Alec Hooben (124-420) vs. Jeremy Linville (100-579)
Hooben. 203 Linville. 206
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Sanidad, Tamburrino and Urso
Hooben wins via tap due to triangle at 2:12 of round one.

2 four minute rounds plus a 3rd four minute round in the event of a draw after 2
Leodegario Muniz (123-418) vs. Samad Mobley (103-506)
Muniz. 134 Mobley. 136
Ref Peterson
Judges Sanidad, Tirelli and Urso
Muniz wins unanimous decision in two rounds, all three judges 20-18.

2 four minute rounds plus a 3rd four minute round in the event of a draw after 2
Eddie Lenoci (105-319) vs. David Rohn (121-174)
Lenoci. 153.5 Rohn. 154.5
Ref Oliver
Judges Castro, Tirelli and Urso
Lenoci wins via guillotine at 1:57 of round one.


Referees Dan Miragliotta, Gasper Oliver and Keith Peterson

Judges Adrian Castro, Sue Sanidad, Tony Tamburrino, Dave Tirelli, and Cardo Urso

Ringside Physicians Dr. Steven Oxler, Dr. Eric Wurmser and Dr. Sherry Wulkan

Scorekeeper Ellen Rubin

Timekeeper Fred Blumstein

Inspectors Steve Cirone, Donnie Carolei, Mike DiBella, Gary Gudzak, Kerri Kaminski, Henry Krawiec, Anthony Lynn, Todd Manfredi, Casper Oliver, India Pacheco and Rob Suchocki

Ring of Combat AMXVI May 4, 2013: Official Results

A sellout crowd at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey enjoyed Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat Amateurs XVI on May 4, 2013.   In the main event Hurricane Shane Burgos defeated Aldo Oranvil to retain his Ring of Combat featherweight title.  Here are the official results of all the bouts:

May 4, 2013
Ring of Combat
Ring of Combat AMXVI
Schuetzen Park
North Bergen
Alfred Jones (131-709) vs. Dan Peterson (132-589)
Ref Velasquez
Jones 135.5    Peterson 135
Jones wins via KO at 1:47 of round two.
Brandon Urquijo (130-939) vs. Edwin Hernandez (130-427)
Ref Velasquez 
Urquijo 148   Hernandez 145.5
Urquijo wins via unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 30-27.

Alex Paterno (132-696) vs. Faridun Mastaliev (131-098)
Ref Dudley
Paterno.   150.5    Mastaliev 155
Paterno wins a majority decision 29-28, 29-28 and 29-29 Sernack in three rounds.
Keith Knudson (111-500) vs. Chris Edmund (108-040)
Ref Dudley
Knudson 164.5.   Edmund 165
Knudsen wins via KO at 0:47 of round one.

Shane Leather (132-661) vs. Shane Schumack (132-659)
Ref Carolei
Leather 175.5.   Schumack 171.5
Schumack wins via TKO physician stoppage at 3:00 of round two.

Gerarde Smith (132-431) vs. Justin Ballantyne (132-658)
Ref Carolei
Smith 176.   Ballantyne 171
Ballantyne wins via TKO referee stoppage at 1:11 of round two.

Michael Elshamy (127-022) vs. James Bassimakopolos (132-660)
Ref Carolei
Elshamy 194.5 Bassimakopolos 191
Elshamy wins via kimura at 1:10 of round three.

Shane Burgos (108-049) vs. Aldo Oranvil (120-713)
Ref Dudley
Burgos 148   Oranvil 145.5   
Burgos wins via tap due to anaconda choke at 2:43 of round three.

Ring of Combat XLIV April 5, 2013: Official Results

Another great night Ring of Combat event took place at the Tropicana Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ last night.   The sellout crowd was on its feet for most of the night as the fighters wowed the fans with bell to bell action.  In the co-main event, Brutal Brendan Barrett more than lived up to his nickname with a devastating one punch KO to win the heavyweight crown.  And in the main event, Deividas Taurosevicus put on a grappling clinic en route to a second round rear naked choke victory, which was his fifth ROC title defense.  The undercard was fantastic as well, as all the fights left everything in the cage.  Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat always brings out the best in the fighters because they know that doing well at the ROC will prepare them for bigger promotions, including the UFC.  Eighty ROC fighters have moved on the UFC, and there are sure to be many more in the future.

Here are the official results from Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat XLIV.


Glory Tournament: Combat at the Capitale March 22, 2013



ormer World Champion, LOUIS NEGLIA, has done it again-putting together another of the best Kickboxing Shows in the New York area as his Combat at the Capitale returned to the landmark Capitale Event Center in the heart of Chinatown on Friday, 3/22/13.

This EVENT, in addition to featuring his exciting Professional and Amateur Kickboxing, Muay Tai and K-1 Bouts, was the venue for the ROAD TO GLORY 170 pound welterweight division tournament.

The ROAD TO GLORY is the premier Kick Boxing League in Europe and Asia and has now come to the United States looking for our best Kickboxers to compete worldwide in their Superfight Tournament Events.

The entire evening featured great matchmaking, a sellout, standing room only, jammed packed crowd and plenty of action to go around. This is how you put on a Show-action, action and more action.  The media in attendance all agreed that this event was one of the absolute premier kickboxing shows ever.

There were so many highlights, one doesn't know where to begin.

The ROAD TO GLORY Bouts featured lightning fast KO's, killer body shot combo's and crazy slugfests as 8 of the top kickboxers in the nation in the 170 pound division fought in a 1 night elimination tournament until 1 winner was left standing at the end of the night.

In the ROAD TO GLORY Championship Bout, the Main Event and Final Bout of the evening, FRANCOIS AMBANG from Virginia was the upset knockout winner over New York's own and world ranked, Brett Halvichek. The Bout was stopped at 41 seconds of the second round when Francois pinned Bret in the corner and unleashed a barrage of left and right punches resulting in the referee moving in and stopping the fight.

An emotional Francois was presented the winner's purse of $21,000. He was visibly humbled by the win-this being the highest purse he has ever won in his professional career. He will now be moving on to the next round of GLORY Superfight Events in their international tournament. Other purses presented that night were $9,000 for 2nd place to Brett Halvichek and $4,000 each to the 3rd and 4th place finishers.

Lou said that the fighters were truly deserving of the prizes for their ability and the sacrifices that brought them into the Ring that evening.

LOUIS NEGLIA was certainly proud that GLORY selected him to be running these tournaments-to find the best United States kickboxers to move on and compete on their worldwide stage.

The other results that evening were as follows:


Ring of Combat AM XV: February 23, 2013


Another sellout crowd enjoyed Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat AM XV show, which took place at Club Pure on February 23, 2013.  Two title fights took place on the card, with Randall Brown defeating Chris Edmund to take the Super Middle Weight Crown, and Shane Burgos defeating Ricky Bandejas to take the welterweight crown.  Here are the official results of all the bouts:

Ring of Combat AM XV
February 23, 2013
Club Pure
South Amboy
Ref Rosky
Judges Sinclair, Perez and Vrlaku
Alfred Jones (131-709) vs. Ed Giron (130-886) Jones 140.5  Giron 141 Jones
wins via TKO referee stoppage at 0:36 of round one.

Ref Velasquez
Judges Sinclair, Perez and Porter
Manny Collado (125-804) vs. Rob Jimenez (131-567) 
Collado 140   Jimenez 146
Jimenez wins unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 30-27. 

Ref Velasquez
Judges Sinclair, Porter and Vrlaku
Chris Landry (111-576) vs. Andrew Salas (125-756)
Landry 169   Salas 167
Salas wins via TKO as fighter retired at 3:00 of round two

Ref Velasquez 
Judges Porter, Perez and Vrlaku
Eric Fleming (112-109) vs. James Stahl (131-854) 
Fleming 174    Stahl 172.5
Fleming wins via armbar at 1:12 of round one.
Ref Rosky
Judges Sinclair, Perez  and Vrlaku
Georgui Smaguin (120-359) vs. Jason Lazares (131-707) 
Smaguin 173.5.     Lazares 172
This bout is ruled a no contest due to an accidental foul stoppage at 1:39
of round two.

Ref Carolei
Judges Sinclair, Perez and Porter 
Jess Pew (125-793) vs. Sang Son (130-902)
Pew 183.     Son 186
Son wins via d'arce choke at 0:31 of round two.
Ref Carolei 
Judges Sinclair, Perez and Vrlaku
Lutke 182.    Bambgose 182.5
Tim Lutke (131-665) vs. Oluwale Bambgose (128-130) 
Lutke wins unanimous decision. In three rounds, all three judges 30-27.
Ref Carolei
Judges Porter, Perez and Vrlaku
Rivera 200.5.  Elshamy 197
Elwin Rivera (130-970) vs. Mike Elshamy (127-022)
Elshamy wins via crucifix at 2:26 of round one.

Ref Carolei
Judges Sinclair, Perez and Vrlaku
TITLE – Super Middlewight
Randall Brown (122-471) vs. Chris Edmund (108-040)
Brown 169.    Edmund 168.5
Brown wins via guillotine at 1:41 of round three.


Ref Rosky
TITLE  – Welterweight
Judges Sinclair, Perez and Vrlaku
Ricky Bandejas (122-481) vs. Shane Burgos (108-049)
Bandejas 145.5.   Burgos 146.5
Burgos wins via standing guillotine at
1:18 of round two.

Ring of Combat XLIII, January 25, 2013: Complete Results

(Ryan LaFlare, 170 Pound Champ)

(Deividas Taurosevicius, 145 Pound Champ)

(Ring of Combat XLIII: Star Studded)

Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat took place on Saturday January 25, 2013 at the Tropicana Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Despite the snow and cold, the arena was sold out, and the packed house enjoyed 11 fights, including two title bouts.  Eighty Ring of Combat fighters have moved on to the UFC, and all the fighters fought as though they would be the next to hit the big leagues.  In the main event, undefeated Ryan LaFlare returned to action:

Ryan LaFlare is officially back, and he just may be better than ever.

LaFlare, who sat out the last 2½ years due to injuries, defended his welterweight title with a third-round arm bar against Andrew Osborne at Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat XLIII at the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City on Friday night.

It was the seventh straight win — and first time he has ever gone to the third round — for the undefeated resident of Lindenhurst, Long Island.

“Most guys have a little ring rust after having 2½ years off,” Neglia said after presenting LaFlare the belt. “He got better.”

LaFlare said that despite the wrist and knee injuries that sidelined him, the layoff gave him time to improve his technique and approach.

“Before the injuries, I was kind of a one-dimensional fighter in that I wanted to win the fight quickly in any fashion,” said LaFlare, who earned his third submission win. “Now I think I’ve settled in and have started seeing things a little more. I’m looking for different ways to win now.”

He needed every trick to finish a very game Osborne (6-5), who had won three straight entering the fight. Osborne, fighting out of Philadelphia, absorbed punishment from the opening bell, including a number of LaFlare’s straight lefts, knees, and kicks both inside and outside.

In the second round, Osborne got caught in a calf splicer that had him grimacing in pain. He also had little defense for LaFlare’s many takedowns throughout the fight, but managed to escape each time.

Osborne, who had been reduced to throwing looping punches, landed his own takedown late in the second round. But after taking LaFlare down early in the third, the champion locked up an arm bar. The end came at 2:01.

“He kept trucking man, and I have to give it to him,” LaFlare said. “But when you train with some of the best jiu jitsu guys in the world, and you go against someone who doesn’t have as much skill, things open up.”

 The other ROC 43 title bout also ended in a submission, as Deividas Taurosevicius defended his featherweight belt with a first-round inverted triangle choke against veteran challenger Frank Caraballo.

Though both men came out swinging early, Taurosevicius landed a takedown, unleashed his ground and pound, and eventually cinched up the rare choke to earn the stoppage at 3:38.

It was the fourth straight submission victory for Taurosevicius, who ran his record to 16-5. Caraballo, who had won six straight, fell to 11-5.

One of the most entertaining fights of the evening pitted undefeated Chris Wade (5-0) against Mike Medrano (10-10). Wade, a kickboxer, escaped a late guillotine attempt by Medrano to take the three-round unanimous decision (30-27, 30-28, 29-28).

In the other bouts: Ariel Sepulveda (5-6) decisioned Ryan Contaldi (8-7); Frankie Perez (5-0) stayed unbeaten by submitting Alfred Walker (4-3) in the second round; Elias Silverio (6-0) won a close decision over Pat Defranco (2-2); and Andre Harrison (5-0) stopped Ruben Rey (6-5) via strikes in the second.

Joseph Ray, Robert Plotkin, Frank Buenafuente, and Keith Berish all claimed wins in undercard fights.

Here are the official results:


Friday, January 25, 2013
Ring of Combat 43
Tropicana Hotel and Casino showroom
Atlantic City


2 four minute rounds plus 1 four minute round in the event of a draw
Michael Andrillo  vs. Keith Berish
Andrillo 204 Berish 201.5
Ref Miragliotta
Judges DePasquale, Sanidad and Tabora
Berish wins via TKO due to injury at 1:10 of round one.

2 four minute rounds plus 1 four minute round in the event of a draw
Frank Buenafuente vs. Ashure Elbanna
Buenafuente 144.5 Elbanna 144
Ref Oliver
Judges Agustin, Bilyk and Sanidad
Buenafuente wins via north-south choke at 3:23 of round one.

2 four minute rounds plus 1 four minute round in the event of a draw
Robert Plotkin vs. Whitney Francois
Plotkin 169 Francois 171
Ref Oliver
Judges Agustin, Bilyk and Tabora
Plotkin wins via triangle at 3:27 of round one.

245 Catch
2 four minute rounds plus 1 four minute round in the event of a draw Joseph Ray vs. Gil Isabel
Ray 243.5 Isabel 233
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Agustin, DePasquale and Sanidad
Ray wins majority decision in two rounds, 20-18, 20-18 and 19-19 Agustin.

141 Catch
3 rounds of four minutes
Andre Harrison vs. Ruben Ray
Harrison 140 Ray 141
Ref Oliver
Judges Agustin, Bilyk and TaboreÐa
Harrison wins via TKO referee stoppage due to strikes at 2:19 of round two.

160 Catch
3 rounds of four minutes
Pat DeFranco  vs. Elias Silverio

DeFranco 161 Silverio 159.5
Ref Peterson
Judges Bilyk, DePasquale and Tabora
Silverio wins split decision in three rounds 30-28 Tabora, 29-28 Bilyk and 28-29 DePasquale.

3 rounds of four minutes
Frankie Perez  vs. Alfred Walker
Perez 154 Walker 153
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Agustin, Sanidad and Tabora
Perez wins via head and arm choke at 3:36 of round two.

3 rounds of four minutes
Ariel Sepulveda vs. Ryan Contaldi
Sepulveda 183.5 Contaldi 186
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Agustin, Bilyk and DePasquale
Sepulveda wins via unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 29-28.

3 rounds of four minutes
Mike Medrano  vs. Chris Wade
Medrano 154.5 Wade 155.5
Ref Peterson
Judges Agustin, Sanidad and Tabora
Wade wins unanimous decision in three rounds 30-28 Tabora, 29-28 Sanidad and 30-27 Agustin.

145 Championship
3 rounds of 5 minutes plus 1 five minute round in the event of a draw
Deividas Taurosevicus vs. Frank Carabello
Taurosevicius 145 Carabello 143
Ref Peterson
Judges Agustin, DePasquale and Sanidad
Taurosevicius wins via reverse triangle at 3:38 of round one.

170 Championship
3 rounds of 5 minutes plus 1 five minute round in the event of a draw
Ryan LaFlare  vs. Andrew Osborne
LaFlare 170 Osborne 168
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Bilyk, DePasquale and Tabora
LaFlare wins via tap due to armbar at 2:01 of round three.



Ring of Combat AM XIV, Dec 8, 2012: Complete Results


(Iron Mike Fischetti)


(Chris The Cobra Edmund)

Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat AM XIV event took place on December 8, 2012 at the Raritan Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey.  The sold out crowd enjoyed explosive action, as the finest amateur MMA fighters in the country battled their way to victory.  Lou believes that today's amateurs are tomorrow's stars, and all the fighters fought like champions.  In the main event, rising star Iron Mike Fischetti won his title match with a stunning KO over the very tough Drew Eggleton.  Here are the complete results:


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Ref Tom Velasquez
Genovese 135.5 Biondo 134.5
Anthony Genovese (115-094) vs. Dominick Biondo (125-803)
Genovese wins split decision in three rounds, 30-28 Karavackas, 29-28 Vrlaku and 28-29 Porter.

Ref Tom Velasquez
Biscaha 139 Starr. 138
Tyler Biscaha (130-426) vs. Jimmy Starr (117-326)
Biscaha wins unanimous decision in three rounds, 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26 Karavackas.

Ref Velasquez
Zanca 140 Kaplan 139.5
Joseph Zanca (126-714) vs. Matthew Kaplan (128-994)
This bout is a split draw after three rounds.
29-29 Porter, 29-28 Kaplan by Vrlaku, and 29-28 Zanca by Karavackas.

Ref Rodriguez
Alleyne 146.5 Giron 146
Zane Alleyne (130-903) vs. Ed Giron (130-886)
Giron wins via head and arm choke at 2:30 of round one.

Ref Rodriguez
Tortorella 167 Brown 168
Joseph Tortorella (112-944) vs. Randall Brown (122-471)
Brown wins unanimous decision in three rounds, 30-25 Karavackas, 30-26 Vrlaku and 30-27 Porter.

Ref Carolei
Son 175.5 Ovalle 175
Sang Son (130-902) vs. Robert Ovalle (127-221)
Ovalle wins unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 29-28.

ROC Grappling TITLE
Bernas 150 Burgos 145
Ref Chantelle Perez
David Bernas (114-841) vs. Shane Burgos (108-049)
Burgos wins via tap due to banana split at 1:03 of round one.

Ref Carolei
Gudmundsson 169 Montoya 165
Chad Gudmundsson (111-627) vs. Andrew Montoya (127-024)
Gudmundsson wins via rear naked choke at 1:01 of round two.

Ref Rodriguez
Edmund 167 Regman 168
Chris Edmund (108-040) vs. Stephen Regman (110-104)
Edmund wins split decision in three rounds 30-29 Karavackas, 29-28 Porter and 28-29 Vrlaku.

Ref Carolei
Elshamy 199. Rivera 205
Michael Elshamy (127-022) vs. Edwin Rivera (130-970)
Elshamy wins via disqualification due to illegal back of head strike at 0:53 of round two.
Elshamy suspended 30 days for recovery.

Ref Carolei
Eggleton 172. Fischetti. 174
Drew Eggleton (119-960) vs. Michael Fischetti (106-928)
Fischetti wins via KO punch at 1:16 of round one.

Combat at the Capitale 11/30/12: Complete Results

Lou Neglia's Combat at the Capitale kickboxing event on 11/30/12 was a smashing success.  The sellout crowd enjoyed the actions and the fighters left it all in the ring.  Here are the complete results from the show:

Peter Pettis def. Shannon Halstead

Dom Biondo def. Tom Desmond

Jess Vondolla def. Erin Jiminez

Jason Durham def. Justin Esperon

Justin Montalvo def. Remy Singha

Michael Tortora def Kenneth Salgado

Jennie Nedell def. Nicole Long

Nick Robyn def. Jeff Hobbs

Andrew Ball def. Brandon Lux

Raul Gonzalez def. Alex Melts

Rachel Kendell def. Jessica Palencar

Malik Blake def. Adam Silva

Andrea Deangelo def. Tara Gabriele

Niko Tsigaras def. Tyler Boswell

Mike Trizano def. Norzeus Paterson

Zarukh Adashev def. Troy Yania

Cyrus Washington def. Jeremey Carper

Ring of Combat XLII 9/14/12: Official Results

Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat XLII took place last night at the Tropicana Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  There were ten fights altogether, including four title fights.  As usual, the place was packed and the fans were treated to some amazing action throughout the night.  Here are the official results:

Mike Massenzio vs. Ronald Stallings Jr.
Massenzio 184. Stallings 182
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Agustin, Tirelli and Urso
Stallings wins via TKO referee stoppage due to knee at 4:03 of round one.

Deividas Taurosevicus vs. Mike Santiago
Both fighters 144.5
Ref Peterson
Judges DePasquale, Tirelli and Urso
Taurosevicius wins via armbar at 3:50 of round two.

Ed Gordon vs. Anton Talamantes
Gordon 204. Talamantes 203
Ref Miragliotta
Judges DePasquale, Tirelli and Urso
Talamantes wins unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 29-28.

Jimmie Rivera vs. Joel Roberts
Rivera 135.5. Roberts 135
Ref Peterson
Judges DePasquale, Agustin and Krawiec
Rivera wins unanimous decision in three rounds, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 DePasquale.

Jamal Patterson vs. Chris Sutton
Patterson 235. Sutton 210
Ref Miragliotta
Judges DePasquale, Tirelli and Urso
Patterson wins unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 30-27

Chris Wade vs. Alfred Walker
Wade 155. Walker 154.5
Ref Oliver
Judges Krawiec, Tirelli and Agustin
Wade wins via guillotine at 0:59 of round one.

Tom English vs. Shane Crenshaw
English 145. Crenshaw 147.5
Crenshaw fined $200 weight penalty, paid to English
Ref Oliver
Judges DePasquale, Agustin and Krawiec
Crenshaw wins via unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 29-28.

Mike Prokop vs. William Metts
Both fighters weigh 146.5
Ref Oliver
Judges Agustin, Tirelli and Krawiec
Prokop wins via unanimous technical decision at 3:58 of round three. Judges Tirelli and Agustin 29-28, and Krawiec 30-27. Fight stopped by physicians after accidental foul called by referee due to knee to head of downed opponent.

Soslan Abanokov vs. Anthony Facchini
Abanokov 145. Facchini. 144.5
Ref Oliver
Judges Agustin, Tirelli and Urso
Facchini wins via reverse triangle at 3:20 of round two.

Fikret Darzanoff  vs. Julio Germain
Darzanoff. 184.5. Germain 183
Ref Oliver
Judges Agustin, Krawiec and Urso
Darzanoff wins via unanimous decision in two rounds, all three judges 20-18.

Combat at the Capitale 9/21/12: Complete Results

Lou Neglia's Combat at the Capitale kickboxing event on 9/21/12 was a smashing success.  The sellout crowd enjoyed the actions and the fighters left it all in the ring.  Here are the complete results from the show:

1.  Shannon Halstead def. Pietro Curcio

2.  Mike Trizano def. Robert Gonzalez

3.  Jim Bua def. Matthew Bostrom

4.  Brandon Cuttino def. Jeo Regignano

5.  Aaron Freedman def. Frantzy Civil

6.  Jess Vondollo def. Linda Tarsio

7.  Mike Parker vs. Trevor Morris (Exhibition)

8.  Mike Jurik def. Peterson Norzeus

9.  Justin Montalvo def. Raoul Gonzalez

10. Shane Burgos def. Arturo Reyes

11. John McGuire def. Thomas Edwards

12. Brooke Rippy def. Alison Dicheter

13. Rachel Kendall def. Jennie Nedell

14. Andrea DeAngelo def. Casey Terrell

15. James Smith Jr. def. Nicholas Robyn

16. Andrew Ball def. James Harmony

17. Wayne Brown def. Shane Zuiker

18. Stephen Regman def. Roland Barringer

19. Carlos Canas draw Cannon

20. Julio Arce def. Joey Ruget

Ring of Combat XLI: Local Fighters Thrive in MMA Circles

What's the standard reaction when someone sees a truck bearing down on them?  Most likely, it's to move out of the way and as quickly as possible.  While that may be on option on the road, however, it isn't inside the octagon, where Freeport's Eddie "Truck" Gordon not only boasts a perfect 7-0 mark as a professional mixed martial artist but recently captured the light-heavyweight championship in Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat promotion.

Gordon's final roadblock in the way to the 205-pound title was seasoned veteran Carlos Brooks, whom Gordon defeated via unanimous decision at the Ring of Combat XLI at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ, on June 15.  But don't think the former football and wrestling star for the Red Devils is going to put things on cruise control or tap the brakes anytime soon now that he has the belt.  "It's a great feeling, but I'm hungry for more," Gordon said.  "It's one thing to get the belt and another keeping it and defending it."

Slated to fight in Neglia's next Ring of Combat show on Sept. 14, Gordon will face Marvin Eastman, whose fight resume is filled with the sport's top names.

The Ring of Combat is one of MMA's biggest promotions outside the UFC.   More than 80 Ring of Combat fighters have moved on to the UFC, making the ROC one of the sport's most successful promotions.

MMA fighters have hardly had an easy road in the Ring of Combat because of the way that Neglia matches the fighters.  But that suits Gordon just fine.

"As a former world champion myself, I think that fighters who want to go places want tough fights," Neglia said.  "My goal in creating the Ring of Combat was to create competitive fights, and competitive fights make great fighters."

The next Ring of Combat takes place on September 14.  All of the fighters on the show are hungry to get into the UFC.  And many of them make.  Find out who will move on in September at the Tropicana in Atlantic City.

Here are the official results from Ring of Combat XLI:

Here are the official results from all of the bouts:


Uriah Hall vs. Nodar Kudukhashvili
Hall 184.5 Kudukhashvili 180.5
Ref Oliver
Judges Bilyk, Krawiec and Rodriguez
Hall wins unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 29-28.

James Jenkins vs. Guillermo Sarment
Jenkins 145.5 Sarment 144
Ref Peterson
Judges Bilyk, Krawiec and Rodriguez
Sarment wins via tap due to guillotine at 1:05 of round one.

Jimmie Rivera vs. Justin Hickey
Rivera 134.75 Hickey 135
Ref Oliver
Judges Agustin, Bilyk and Rodriguez
Rivera wins unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 30-27.

Ed Gordon  vs. Carlos Brooks
Gordon 202.75 Brooks 203
Ref Peterson
Judges Agustin, Bilyk and Rodriguez
Gordon wins unanimous decision in three rounds, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 Rodriguez.

Tom English vs. Soslan Abanokov
English 142.5. Abanokov 141
Ref Peterson
Judges Agustin, Bilyk and Rodriguez
Abanokov wins majority decision in three rounds 29-28, 29-28 and 29-29 Bilyk.

Lester Caslow vs. Brian VanHoven
Caslow 154. VanHoven 155
Ref Peterson
Judges Agustin, Proenza and Rodriguez
Caslow wins via tap due to guillotine at 2:27 of round three.

Chris Wade vs. Villi Bello
Wade 155. Bello 153
Ref Oliver
Judges Agustin, Bilyk and Rodriguez
Wade wins unanimous decision in three rounds 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 Bilyk.

Walter Howard vs. Liam McGeary
Howard 200.5 McGeary 202
Ref Oliver
Judges Bilyk, Krawiec and Proenza McGeary wins via KO punch at 0:41 of round two.

Andre Harrison vs. William Metts
Harrison 145. Metts 144
Ref Peterson
Judges Agustin, Bilyk and Proenza
Harrison wins via tap due to rear naked choke at 3:27 of round one.

Anthony Facchini  vs. Kevin Molina
Facchini 144. Molina 141.5
Ref Peterson
Judges Krawiec, Proenza and Rodriguez
Facchini wins via TKO referee stoppage at 2:32 of round one.

Frankie Perez  vs. Ben Syers
Perez 154. Syers 150.5
Ref Peterson
Judges Agustin, Bilyk and Rodriguez
Perez wins via TKO due to unanswered strikes at 1:23 of round two.

Combat at the Capitale 27–June 1, 2012–Complete Results

Lou Neglia's Combat at the Capitale 27 took place on June 1, 2012.  It was another sellout crowd and hands and feet flew as titles were won and lost.  The crowd enjoyed close decisions and spectacular knockouts, as the fighters left everything they had in the ring.  Here are the complete results:

Ray Kahn drew with Shannon Halstead

James Smith, Jr. def Justin Montalvo via Dec

Nicholas Roby def Adam Miller vis Dec

Andrew Clark def Lashawn Alcocks vis Dec

Michael Totoro def Rich Castro via Dec

Nazeem Sadikov def George Turner via Dec

Pat Carroll def Sean Yorko via KO

Ed Lenoci def David Moore via Dec

Andrew Ball def Tom Flanagan via KO

Orlando Torres def Rodney Basu via Dec

Robbie Plotkin def Victor Romero via Dec

Laura Holloway def Andrea DeAngelo via Dec

Stephen Regman def Roman Berkovich via Dec (Muay Thai Championship)

Carlos Canas drew with Cannon

Nico Tsigaras def Filepe Carlos via Dec (NYS Championship)

Julio Arce def Brandon Mickens via Dec (World Championship Muay Thai)

Combat at the Capitale 25, February 24, 2012: Complete Results

(Photo by Micha Hamilton Photography and Design)

Lou Neglia's Combat at the Capitale fight cards are always stacked, which is why fans keep coming back for more.  On February 24th, the Capitale in NYC was rocking once again as the sold out crowd enjoyed yet another great night of kickboxing and muay Thai in Lou's 25th Combat at the Capitale show.  The main event featured an exciting bout between Tiger Schulmann's Julio Arce and defending WKA world champion Tim Amorim, who fights out of the Sitan Gym.  Arce looked great in winning a unanimous decision to take the 140 title. 

In other bouts, Lou Neglia's competition team went undefeated.  Michael Totoro had a spectacular head kick KO over Lance Kaplan, Andrew Ball dominated enroute to a second round TKO of Jess Pew, and Andrea DeAngelo looked very impressive in her unanimous decision victory over Tara Smith.

Here are the complete results:

Rich Schaffer (East West MMA) Def. Mr. Gonzolez (Lion Martial Arts) via Unan. Dec.

Odalis Gonzalez (TSMMA) Def. Katie Jankowski (Arlington LA Boxing) via Unan. Dec.

Naomi Cookson (Chok Sabai) Def. Jennifer Yang (Arligton LA Boxing) via Split Dec.

Felipe Carlos (East West MMA) Def. Ronnie Basu (TSMMA) via Split Dec.

Jennie Nedell (Longo Competition) Def. Bonnie Cooper (Chok Sabai) via split Dec.

Costa Gemelas (East West MMA) V. Audly Lion (Alpha Omega) – Exhibition No Contest

Andrew Ball (Neglia Competition) Def. Jess Pew (Alpha Omega) via TKO R2.

Alex Melt (Lions Martial Arts) Def. Andre Clark (TSMMA) via Unan. Dec.

Andrea DeAngelo (Neglia Competition) Def. Tara Smith (Warriors Martial Arts) via Unan. Dec. DeAngelo New N.E. WKA 134lb. Champion.

Matt Castillo (TSMMA) Def. Dan Authur (North Jersey MMA) via Unan. Dec.

Joe Kid Dynamite (Budokan) Def. Manny Collado (Alpha Omega MMA) via TKO -Throws at 1:36 R3. Collado could not continue.

Clinso Brumfeld (Arlington LA Boxing) Def. Felix Andino (Lion's Roar) via Unan. Dec.

Main Event
Julio Arce (TSMMA) Tri-State Champ (140lb) Def. Tim Amorim (Sitan Gym) WKA World Champ via Unan. Dec. ——-ARCE IS THE NEW CHAMPION!!!

(Photo by Micha Hamilton Photography and Design)

(Photo by Micha Hamilton Photography and Design)


Ring of Combat XXXIX, February 10, 2012: Complete Results

(Photos by Dan Rod)

Another great Ring of Combat took place on February 10th in Atlantic City.  Tom Deblass won the ROC heavyweight title with a stunning 41 second heel hook of tough Randy "The Wolf" Smith.  Tom is now the reigning ROC light heavyweight and the heavyweight champion, a feat only achieved one other time, by Gian Villante. It was a very impressive performance by Deblass, who was outweighed by about 30 pounds. 

Jeff Lentz also had a dominating performance, winning the ROC regional FW title.  Jeff was supposed to be fighting Deividas Taurosevicius, but Deividas had to pull out of the fight with a rib injury.  In his place stepped Giovanni Moljo, who was game but thoroughly outclassed by Lentz.  Jeff put on a striking clinic to win a lopsided unanimous decision.

Here are the official results:

Professional MMA


February 10, 2012
Ring of Combat
Tropicana Hotel and Casino
Atlantic City


Title Bouts-3 Five Minute Rounds plus 1 Five Minute Round in the event of a draw after 3

Tom DeBlass vs Randy Smith
DeBlass 209. Smith. 238
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Bilyk, DePasquale, and Sinclair
DeBlass wins via tap due to heel hook at 0:41 of round one.

Jeff Lentz vs. Giovanni Moljo
Lentz 144.5. Moljo 143
Ref Mulhall
Judges DePasquale, Sinclair and Tabora
Lentz wins unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 30-25.

Main Card (3 Four Minute Rounds)

Pete Sell  vs. Mitch Whitesel
Both fighters weigh 179
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Bilyk, Sinclair and Tabora
Sell wins unanimous decision in three rounds 30-29 Tabora, 30-28 Bilyk, and 29-28 DePasquale.

Uriah Hall vs. Daniel Akinyemi
Hall. 184.5. Akinyemi 183
Ref Mulhall
Judges DePasquale, Sinclair and Tabora
Hall wins via tap due to heel hook at 3:58 of round one.

Lester Caslow vs. Duane van Helvoirt
Caslow 149.5. van Helvorit 150
Ref Mulhall
Judges Bilyk, DePasquale and Sinclair
van Helvorit wins via tap due to triangle at 1:49 of round one.

Ed Gordon vs. Davit Tkeshelashvili
Gordon 203.5 Tkeshashvili. 205.5
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Bilyk, DePasquale and Sinclair
Gordon wins majority decision in three rounds 29-28, 29-28 and 29-29 DePasquale.

Jarred Mercado vs. Rafael Fagundes
Mercado 144.5. Fagundes 146.5
Ref Peterson
Judges Bilyk, Sinclair and Tabora
Mercado wins unanimous decision in three rounds 30-27, 30-27 and 30-25 Tabora.

Munah Hollandvs. Pearl Gonzalez
Holland 131. Gonzalez. 129
Ref Peterson
Judges DePasquale, Sinclair and Tabora
Holland wins majority decision in three rounds 29-28, 29-28 and 29-29 Tabora.

James Jenkins vs. Dwayne Shelton
Jenkins 148. Shelton 147
Ref Peterson
Judges DePasquale, Sinclair and Tabora
Jenkins wins via TKO referee stoppage at 1:51 of round three.

Preliminary Fights (2 Four Minute Rounds plus 1 Four Minute Round in the event of a draw after 2)

Frankie Perez vs. Jeremy Uy
Perez 154.5. Uy. 155
Ref Miragliotta
Judges Bilyk, DePasquale and Sinclair
Perez wins unanimous decision in two rounds, 20-17, 20-17 and 20-16 Bilyk.

Andre Harrison  vs. Carlos Fonseca
Harrison 145. Fonseca 144.5
Ref Peterson
Judge Bilyk, Sinclair and Tabora
Harrison wins unanimous decision in two rounds 20-18, 20-18 and 20-17 Tabora.

Pat Defranco vs. Whitney Francois
DeFranco 169.5. Francois 171
Ref Mulhall
Judges Bilyk, DePasquale and Sinclair
Francois wins via TKO referee stoppage due to punch at 2:31 of round one.

Combat at Rasputin: December 2, 2011: Complete Results

The Rasputin is one of the most famous Russian nightclubs in the United States, and on December 2, 2011, it was filled to capacity with fight fans who enjoyed an evening full of world class kickboxing action.  Lou Neglia put on a great show, and the night and the sell-out crowd was treated some great action, including KOs and close decisions.  Many great camps were represented at the show, and the Neglia competition team went undefeated on the night.   Here are the official results:

Pat Sullivan def. Tom Casal by Unanimous Decision

Joe Tomaszewski def. Chris Bonilla by Split Decision

Dom Biondo def. Felipe Carlos by TKO

Odalis Gonzalas def. Nicole Cruz by Unanimous Decision

Micheal Totora def. Mike Casal by Unanimous Decision

Jennie Nedell def.Lauren Wygant by Unanimous Decision

Andrew Ball def. Costas Gemelas by Unanimous Decision

Christine DeRosa def. Lauren by Unanimous Decision

Matt Castillo def. Lance Kaplan by Unanimous Decision

Andrea DeAngelo def. Katie Jankowski by TKO

Omar Fowler def. Maris Bilecki by TKO

Ryan Cassar def. Justin Esperon by Unanimous Decision

Clinso Brumfield def. Dave Farely

Julio Arce def. Niko Tsigaras by Unanimous Decision

Chris Wagner def. Mike Corleone by TKO

Ring of Combat XVIII: November 18, 2011: Complete Results

Ring of Combat 38 is in the books and it was no surprise that Lou Neglia and company put on another stellar show.  The preliminary card had some very well matched fights, with only one getting a finish. Frankie Perez put on a Jiu-Jitsu show and subbed Allen Cozze with a tight Guillotine in the first round. The other prelims all went to the score cards.  Perez continues to impress in his young career. Expect big things from this kid.

The main event of the night and arguably the fight of the night belonged to Tom DeBlass and his Russian opponent, David Tkeshelashvili.  The two fighters went to war for three grueling rounds.  DeBlass controlled the pace and landed more strikes in each round.  Tkeshelashvili kept coming forward in a terminator like fashion, but was bested on the feet and on the mat.  The Russian proved to be a tough opponent to say the least.  DeBlass had his work cut out for him, but managed to pull out the unanimous decision victory.

Tkeshelashvili obviously came to fight, but despite a few decent takedowns, seemed to be a little overmatched by DeBlass’ skill set.  Tom dropped the Russian early in the fight with a quick punch and landed effective striking throughout the fight.  When the fight spilled to the mat, Tom used some great Jiu-Jitsu to sweep from guard to mount and got David’s back on more than one occasion.  Tom was a little frustrated after the fight as he had hoped to finish his opponent, but Tom took home the win, retained his Light-Heavyweight Title, and his unbeaten streak remains intact.

It was not such a good night for Team Serra, however, as two of Serra’s Champions were dethroned last night.  Peter “Drago” Sell was knocked out in the second round by Canadian, Nordine Taleb.  Taleb used some great footwork and movement to keep Sell guessing while landing some solid strikes and great combinations.  Sell had no answer for the Canadian’s attack and took a few punches too many before succumbing to Taleb’s strikes.  Nordine put on an impressive performance and took the ROC Welterweight Championship back to Canada.

Al Iaquinta came to defend his Lightweight Championship for the first time and despite a good start, got taken down and submitted for his troubles.  Pat Audinwood brought his A game last night and after eating a big punch early on, was able to recover and land some punches of his own before scoring a takedown.  From there Audinwood used his long limbs to grab a hold of Iaquinta’s arm and despite some great defense from Iaquinta, was eventually able to sink in the armbar and get the first round tapout and the ROC title.

Deividas Taurosevicus had the comeback of the night, last night.  Tauro was dropped and huirt early by up and comer, Marlon Moraes.  Moraes capitalized on his efforts and when the fight went to the mat, Moraes took Deividas’ back and was able to secure what appeared to be a very tight choke.  However, his position against the cage prevented him from using the leverage he needed to really sink in the choke.  Taurosevicus was able to escape, reversed the position, and secured his own rear naked choke and got the tap out victory near the end of the first round.  It was a great performance of perseverance from Deividas and a successful title defense.

The main card also saw some highly contested bouts.  Drew Puzon took a hard fought unanimous decision victory over Aung La N Sang.  Brett Linebarger put on a flawless performance in his unanimous decision win over Fikret Darzanoff.  Linebarger picked apart and beat the BJJ ace at his own game.  I look forward to seeing Linebarger back in the cage soon.  Ryan Vaccaro and Mike Prokop put on a great show for the fans, but it was the Pellegrino standout, Vaccaro, that broke his losing streak and took home the unanimous decision.  Thomas English, Chris Wade, Ande Harrison, and Pat DeFranco all won their respective bouts last night as well.

I also had the privilege of shadow judging the final five fights of the night and I have to say, it was incredibly different watching the fight as a fan and as a judge.  Things you might normally look past in a fight because you are rooting for one particular fighter, you cannot when you are a judge.  It changes everything about the fight from the judge’s perspective.  I had a blast, learned some new things, and look forward to judging again in the future.  Thanks to Nick Lembo, for the opportunity and Anthony Tamburino, for letting me observe over his shoulder for those five fights.  The judging in the state of NJ is some of the best around.  Now I know why, first hand.

This card was filled with action and excitement.  The  capacity crowd in attendance was absolutely electric.  Great fans and great fights are the ingredients of a great promotion.  Ring of Combat is just that.  Another great show and we are already looking forward to the next one.  I hope to see you all there.  Until then, have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Here are the official results from the NJSACB:


Combat at the Capitale: Results from September 14, 2011




AmateurMiddleweight Men – Muay Thai:Howard Wang (B52 Muay Thai) def. Mike Hurtinole (TeamTyrant) by TKOat 1:08 of Round 3.

AmateurSuper Middleweight Men – Muay Thai:Randy Brown (Budokan) def. Jeremy Uy (Miletich Fighting Systems) by Unanimous Decision:  30-25, 30-26, 30-25.

AmateurSuper Middleweight Men – LowKick:Michael Tortora (Neglia Competition Team) def. Raul Gonzalez (Alpha Omega MMA) by Unanimous Decision:  30-275, 30-26, 30-27.

AmateurLightweight Women – Muay Thai:Tiger Lily Charles (EFA) def. Odalis Gonzalez (Team Tiger Schulmann) by TKOat 1:08 of Round 1.

AmateurJunior Welterweight Men – Muay Thai:Kyle Wehrhahn (Impact/Pellegrino MMA) def. JohnJononulak (Weapons9/Strategic Combat Academy) by Unanimous Decision:  30-27, 29-27, 30-27.

AmateurCruiserweight Men – Muay Thai:Jose Marin (The Center Martial Arts) def. PaulMiller (B-52 Muay Thai) by Unanimous Decision:  30-27, 29-27, 30-27.

AmateurLight Heavyweight Men – Muay Thai:Ryan Owens (Serra Longo Competition Team) vs.Mike Nitto (Impact/Pellegrino MMA). Draw:  28-28, 28-27, 29-29.

AmateurCruiserweight Men – Low Kick:JoshuaGermain (East West MMA) def. Andrew Ball (Neglia Competition Team) by KOat 1:30 of Round 1.

AmateurJunior WelterweightWomen – Low Kick:Jennie Nedell (Fusion Competition Team) def. Jennifer Yang (Arlington LA Boxing) by Unanimous Decision:  30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

AmateurSuperMiddleweight Men – Muay Thai:Mike Casal (Alpha Omega MMA) vs.Lance Kaplan (Brooklyn MMA). Draw:  28-28, 30-27, 28-28.

AmateurCruiserweight Men – Muay Thai:Ed Sabino (Sierra Longo Competition Team) def. ChrisFigueroa (Lion’s Roar Muay Thai) by Majority Decision:  29-28, 28-29, 29-28.

AmateurJunior Welterweight Men – Muay Thai:Julio Arce (Team Tiger Schulmann) def. MathewEason (Champion Karate Academy) by TKOat 1:20 of Round 3.

AmateurJunior WelterweightWomen – Low Kick:Andrea Deangelo (Neglia Competition Team) def. Katie Jankowski (Arlington LA Boxing) by Unanimous Decision:  30-27, 29-28, 30-27.

AmateurMiddleweight Men – Muay Thai:Christian Deferis (Alpha Omega MMA) def. Rich Castro (Latino MMA Soldiers) by Unanimous Decision:  29-27, 30-26, 30-26.

WKA Regional AmateurMiddleweight Men’s Championship – Muay Thai:Stephen Regman (Alpha Omega MMA) def. Felix Andino (Lion’s Roar Muay Thai) by Majority Decision:  39-27, 38-38, 39-37.

ON SEPTEMBER14, 2011(Continued)

WKA U.S.A. AmateurJunior Lightweight Women’s Championship – Low Kick:Christine Tyqueginco (Art Martial Arts) def. Heather Hardy (D’Energizer Fight Team) by Unanimous Decision:  39-37, 39-37, 39-37.

ProfessionalWelterweight Men – Muay Thai:Jim “El Toro” Rivera (Team Tiger Schulmann) def. Kevin “The Jet”Molina (Molina Martial Arts) by Majority Decision:  39-37, 38-38, 40-36.

WKA NYS AmateurCruiserweight Men’s Championship – Muay Thai:Steve Hernandez (Pin Point Muay Thai) def. DanGirace (Serra Longo Competition Team) by Unanimous Decision:  40-36, 39-37, 40-36.

ProfessionalJunior Welterweight Men – Muay Thai:Terrence “The Truth” Hill (Bellemore Kickboxing) def. Troy Yania (PA Damage, Inc.) by TKOat 1:30 of Round 2.

ProfessionalCruiserweight Men – Muay Thai:James “B-52” Smith (B-52 Muay Thai) def. Mike Parker (Arlington LA Boxing) by KOat 2:22 of Round 2.

WKA AmateurLight HeavyweightMen’s Championship – Muay Thai:Mike Fischetti (Team Tiger Schulmann) def. Carlos Tanas (Team Hail Mary) by KOat 1:28 of Round 1.End Story Mark


ROC 37–September 9, 2011: Results and Analysis

On September 9th 2011, Lou Neglia’s 37th Ring of Combat was held at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City. In his usual fashion Neglia offered fans a night filled with thrilling fights. In addition to the main card, which featured an exhilarating super fight and three championship fights, the explosive undercard did not disappoint fight fans.

The super fight of the night saw a rematch between Chris “The Story” Liguori, who trains at Ricardo Almedia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and John Salgado, of Fusion MMA. Round one was evenly matched, with both fighters exchanging strikes and scrambling to gain control on the ground. Despite Salgado’s strong take down defense, Liguori was able to take him down in the second round.  Once on top, Ligouri was able to dictate the pace of the remainder of the round. With both fighters exhausted in the final round, they traded punches and kicks in one of the most exciting back and forth fights of the night. Ultimately, it was Liguori, who trains with Frankie Edgar’s Boxing coach Mark Henry, that landed a flush right that knocked out Salgado in the third round.


Combat at the Capitale 23: Results 6/25/11

Melissa Laterra def. Danielle Farula

John Onulak def. Nico Caine

John Maguire vs. Val Stoyanov

Vinny Landolfo vs. Manny Collado

Costa Gemelas draw Andrew Ball

Katie Jankowski vs. Jennie Nedell

Sean Nolan def. Chris Edmund

Paul Miller def. Ryan Owens

Andrea DeAngelo def. Olga Khanukaeva

Ed Lenoli def. Mike Casill

Julio Arce def. George Derock

Joe Bastone def. Juan Fertita

Mike Miso def. Justin Esperson

Stephan Regman def. Chris Molina: Regional Championship

Pro Bouts:

Mario Cowboy Vaguero vs. Cannon

Deshawn Robertson vs. Terrence Hill

Mike Fischetti def. Luis Ruiz, Jr.:  NY State Muay Thai Championship

Ring of Combat XXXVI: Complete Results: June 17, 2011

Friday night’s Ring of Combat event was another well put together card that once again showed off a little bit of everything.  We saw some close decisions, some submissions, and some TKO’s.  Former world champion, Lou Neglia certainly knows how to put a fight card together and that is why Ring of Combat has become a staple on the East Coast as the premier gateway to the UFC.  Upwards of fifty fighters that have had success at the ROC have gone on to sign with the UFC.  Some of them even make their way back “home” after fighting at the UFC.

The main event saw ROC and UFC vet, Pete “Drago” Sell return to the cage after a two year layoff and take a beating in the first round at the hands of Welterweight Champ, Elijah Harshbarger.  Harshbarger used some quick strikes to set up the takedown and took Sell to the mat.  From there it was all Elijah as he unleashed a vicious ground and pound assault that saw Sell’s eye swollen shut.  Harshbarger showed some great improvement with his grappling as well, transitioning from mount to taking Sell’s back and raining down more punches to close out the round.

This was a very pro Sell crowd and they were stunned.  However, none of them had given up hope that Sell could still win this thing.  Apparently Sell never doubted himself either.  Round 2 was much closer early on and this time Sell was the one that took over the fight.  “Drago” used some great striking to create distance and when the fight spilled to the mat, was able to get into side control.  Sell took Harshbarger’s back this time and then came back to side control where he nearly sunk in a guillotine choke. 


Ring of Combat XXXV: Complete Results: April 8, 2011


Another Ring of Combat card has come and gone and another Ring of Combat has, once again, outdone the last.  Of the eleven fights on the card, only three went to a decision.  Even those fights were full of action and one of them was also a very close split decision.  All the matchups were very well put together by Lou Neglia, who continues to outdo himself each and every time he and his company put on a show.  My esteemed colleague, “The Garv”, has already posted the complete results so let us relive some of the highlights of the evening.

In the main event of the night, Elijah Harshbarger came all the way from Virginia for this welterweight title fight and his trip paid off.  Harshbarger used several takedowns and some ground and pound to hold worthy opponent, George Sullivan, down for three rounds.  The takedowns were impressive and Harshbarger earned every one of them as Sullivan can more than hold his own out there and taking him down is no easy task. 


Ring of Combat XXXIV: Complete Results: Feb 4, 2011


Lou Neglia's held his 34th Ring of Combat show last night at the Tropicana in AC.  As usual, the card was stacked and the fans went away wowed by the action.  Lou has these ROC events down to a science, which is probably why over 50 ROC fighters have gone on to the UFC, including current UFC LW champ Frankie Edgar.

There were plenty of celebrity fighters in attendance last night.  I did the commentary with guests such as Kurt Pellegrino, Pete Sell and Gian Villante, the reigning ROC HW and LHW champ who recently signed with Strikeforce and will be fighting on the televised undercard of the Strikeforce HW GP on February 12.

In one of last night's main card features, Costa Phillipou of the Serra Longo team took on Tiger Schulman fighter Uriah Hall.  This match was a long time coming and had been scheduled and rescheduled several times.  Both men are bombers on the feet and they delivered a closely fought war that earned Costa a majority decision.

All in all, another great night of fights courtesy of Lou Neglia.

Complete results after the jump.

Manny Millan vs. Mike Benoit
Ref Oliver
Millan 145.25. Benoit 144.5
Benoit wins unanimous decision in two rounds, all three judges 20-18

Jimbo Hoffman  vs.Yaser Shaukat
Ref Peterson
Hoffman 146. Shaukat. 145.5
Hoffman wins via guillotine at 0:47 of round one.

Sergio Da Silva  vs. Alp Ozkillic
Ref Oliver
Da Silva 137.25. Ozkillic. 135.75
Ozkillic wins unanimous decision in two rounds, all three judges 20-18

Main Card (3 Four Minute Rounds)

Giedrius Karavackas  vs. Josh Key
Ref Miragliotta
Karavackas. 173.5. Key 181
Karavackas wins via rear naked choke at 3:36 of round one.

Steve Durig  vs. Ariel Sepulveda
Ref Miragliotta
Durig 186.5. Sepulveda. 187
Sepulveda wins via armbar at 2:24 of round one.

Aung La Nsang vs. Mitch Whitesel
La Nsang. 186. Whitesel 182.25
La Nsang wins via rear naked choke at 3:09 of round one.

Rich Ashkar vs. Noah Faunce
Ref Miragliotta
Ashkar. 169.5. Faunce. 173.75
Faunce wins unanimous decision in three rounds, all three judges 30-27.

Joey Kirwan  vs. Drew Puzon
Ref Miragliotta
Kirwan. 184.25. Puzon. 184
Kirwan wins via guillotine at 1:09 of round two.

Uriah Hall  vs. Costas Phillipou )
Ref Miragliotta
Hall. 185.25. Phillipou. 185.5
Phillipou wins majority decision in three rounds, 29-28, 29-28 and 29-29 Sinclair.

Championships – 3 Five Minute Rounds (with a fourth Five Minute Round in the event of a draw after three)

Ashley Nee  vs. Jessica Eye
Ref Peterson
Nee 131. Eye 130
Eye wins via TKO referee stoppage due to strikes at 4:34 of round one.

Dustin Pague  vs. Steve DeAngelis
Ref Peterson
Pague. 136. DeAngelis. 134.75
Pague wins via KO punch at 0:25 of round two.

Marques Daniels  vs. Gabriel Miglioli
Ref Peterson
Daniels 155.5. Miglioli. 156
Daniels wins at 4:28 of round one via disqualification.
Referee calls illegal knee and doctors rule Daniels cannot continue.

Jacob Kirwan vs. Ryan Vaccaro
Ref Oliver
Both fighters weigh 146
Kirwan wins via guillotine at 1:26 of round one.
Kirwan suspended indefinite pending echocardiogram.

Ring of Combat XXXIII: Results and Analysis: Dec 3, 2010

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When George Sullivan woke up on Friday morning, I bet he never thought in a million years that by the end of the second round of his fight, he would be frustrated and on the brink of defeat.  However, that was the harsh reality as Sullivan prepared for the third round against his toughest opponent yet, Erik Oganov at Ring of Combat 33.  Sullivan, the Pellegrino MMA standout who had won his last three fights, came out for the third round and went to work. 

The first round was very even and could have gone either way in the judges eyes. Sullivan appeared to be the busier fighter, but you never know how the judges will score it.  The second round saw Oganov repeatedly take Sullivan down, but never did anything to advance or improve his position.  It was an awful case of lay and pray, but Oganov was scoring some points and Sullivan knew it.  Going back to his corner, Sullivan was visibly frustrated and upset. 

Sullivan, knowing full well that he may have been down on the scorecards, never lost his poise or composure.  Sullivan came out for the third round and found himself in a great spot.  George got Oganov to the mat and was in the top position landing body punches and head strikes.  Most importantly, he was scoring points and dominating the round.   The crowd was electric, especially Sullivan’s head cheerleader, who was the most vocal of them all. 


Ring of Combat XXXII: Complete Results: Oct 23, 2010

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Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat was the highlight of the MMA and Sports Extravaganza Saturday night at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.  As always, the show featured great MMA action by fighters who are willing to give their all in the cage.

Kim Couture, ex-wife of MMA legend Randy Couture, made her ROC debut but was beaten by newcome Munah Holland who showed great skills in her stand up game.  Holland is definitely someone in women's MMA to keep an eye on.

The main event feature a war between John Cholish and Rich Moskowitz.  It was a back and forth battle with some great scrambles on the ground, but in the third Cholish submitted Moskowitz with a neat reverse triangle.

I had the pleasure of commentating the show for the Go Fight Live broadcast and was honored to be joined at various times by Chuck Zito, Dan "The Beast" Severn and Jim Miller.

All three guys did a great job on the mic and it was an awesome experience working with them.

We had Shawn Baran and Kevin Wuchter at the show also, and they got some great pics of the Expo and fights.  Check out Kevin's pics here:  Kevin Wuchter.

Here are the official results:

ROC Lightweight Title
Rich Moskowitz vs. John Cholish
Ref Peterson
Moskowitz 155.8.     Cholish 156
Cholish wins at 3:05 of round three due to reverse triangle.

Munah Holland  vs. Kim Couture
Ref Peterson
Holland 134.4.      Couture.  135
Holland wins unanimous decision three rounds, all three judges 30-27.

Constantinos Phillipou  vs. Marcus Finch
Ref MacDonald 
Phillipou.  194.6.   Finch.  191.8
This bout is ruled a no contest at 2:47 of round two after Finch is ruled unable to continue due to second accidental illegal groin strike foul.

Randy Smith  vs. Brendan Barrett
Ref MacDonald
Smith.   250.2.    Barrett.  234.6
This bout is declared a split draw after three rounds 29-29 Sinclair, 29-28 Bilyk for Barrett and 29-28 Urso for Smith.

Melissa Bopp vs. Ashley Nee
Ref Peterson
Bopp.  135.    Nee.   135.2
Bopp wins unanimous decision three rounds, all three judges 30-27.

Claudio Ledesma vs. Michael Murray
Ref Peterson 
Both fighters 136
Ledesma wins unanimous decision three rounds, 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 Urso.

Evan Chmielski  vs. Liam Kerrigan
Ref Peterson
Chmielski.  150.8   Kerrigan 155.2
Judge Bilyk replaced by Vincent Dudley for this bout.
Kerrigan wins via triangle at 1:51 of round one.

Giedrius Karavackus  vs. Chris Connor
Ref MacDonald 
Karavackus.  169.   Connor. 170.6
Karavackus wins via armbar at 2:46 of round three.

Joshua Key vs. Erik Oganov
Ref MacDonald 
Key.  170.8.    Oganov.   170.4
This bout is ruled a no contest.
Key ruled unable to continue at 1:01 of round one after referee ruled accidental foul for Oganov's illegal strikes to back of head.

Marc Berrocal  vs.  Robert Conner
Ref MacDonald 
Berrocal.  184.8.   Conner.   176
Conner wins at 2:10 of round one via rear naked choke.

George Sheppard vs. Tim Troxell
Ref MacDonald 
Sheppard.  155.8.   Troxell.  156
Sheppard wins via TKO referee stoppage at 2:33 of round one.

Ring of Combat XXXI: Complete Results: Sep 24, 2010

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Wow, what a night of fights!  Chris Weidman, who wrestling ability is already legendary, showed that he can bang with the best of them by knocking down Uriah Hall with a left hook and then finishing him with ground and pound strikes.  Weidman, who remains undefeated at 3-0, looked like a monster in there and you can bet he's going to be added to the list of ROC fighters who have gone on to the UFC. 

Here are the official results.


Combat at the Capital: Results from 9/10/10

Another sell out crowd at the Capitale enjoyed themselves immensely on September 10, as the fighters gave their all and left everything in the ring. Here are the complete results.


June 12, 2010: ROC XXX: Complete Results

June 12, 2010

Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat 30:  Complete Results

By Kevin “The Garv” Garvey

Former world kickboxing champion Lou Neglia put on his 30th Ring of Combat show on June 11, and the event, like always, was a rousing success.   The sellout crowd was thrilled by the action and the fighters left it all in the cage.   In combat sports, that’s as good as it gets.

As a former fighter himself, Lou has a keen insight into the matchmaking process.  He looks at fighters’ styles, records, history of opponents and many other factors in determining who matches with whom.  And that expertise is evident at every Ring of Combat show.   The fights are always competitive and exciting, which is why the ROC is such a popular event, and has thrived where so many other promotions have failed.


Ring Of Combat XXIX

April 16, 2010

April 16th, 2010 professional MMA
Promoter Louis Neglia
Ring of Combat XXIX
Tropicana, Atlantic City

205 lbs
15- Demetrius Richards (101-806) vs. Gian Villante (105-386)
Richards 204. Villante. 205
3 rounds of 5 minutes
Richards wins via TKO-injury at 3:27 of round one
Villante suspended indefinite pending orthopedic clearance of left arm
Villante suspended pending xrays of left elbow/distal humurus

135 lbs
14-Jessie Riggleman (102-073) vs. Tuan Pham (105-372)
Riggleman. 134.5. Pham. 135
3 rounds of 4 minutes
Riggleman wins at 3:17 of round two via guillotine
Pham suspended 30 days
Pham suspended indefinite pending neurological clearance

175 lbs
13-Tiawan Howard (108-292) vs. George Sullivan (105-669)
Howard. 175.5. Sullivan. 174
3 rounds of 4 minutes
Sullivan wins via TKO referee stoppage due to unanswered punches at 2:31 of round two

135 lbs
12-Jose Adriano(114-454) vs. Nick Pace (103-577) Adriano.
135.5. Pace. 136
3 rounds of 4 minutes
Pace wins unanimous decision three rounds 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 Urso

170 lbs
11-Mike Medrano (105-673) vs. John Salgado (100-280)
Medrano. 169. Salgado. 170
3 rounds of 4 minutes
Medrano wins via north south choke at 1:07 of round one

155 lbs
10-Carlos Fonseca (114-443) vs. Edward Guedes (110-038)
Fonseca. 154.5. Guedes. 155.5

135 lbs
9-Carlos Oliveira (114-152) vs. Jimmie Rivera (101-056)
Oliveira. 133. Rivera. 136
3 rounds of 4 minutes
Rivera wins via KO at 2:59 of round two
Oliveira suspended 30 days
Oliveira suspended indefinite pending neurological clearance

170 lbs
8-David McMahon (103-165) vs. Jose Viera, Jr. (108-364)
McMahon. 170.5. Viera. 173
Viera fined $200 weight penalty and goes to McMahon
Viera re-weighed in late at 172
3 rounds of 4 minutes
McMahon wins via rear naked choke at 0:21 of round three
Viera suspended indefinite pending xray of left hand and fourth digit

No opponent for Carlos Brooks

145 lbs
6- Justin Greskiewicz (114-438) vs. Ryan Vaccaro (103-092)
Greskiewicz. 145. Vaccaro. 145.5
3 rounds of 4 minutes
Vaccaro wins via armbar at 3:01 of round one

155 lbs
5-Liam Kerrigan (101-642) vs. James Garzillo (101-888)
Kerrigan. 156. Garzillo. 155.5
3 rounds of 4 minutes
Kerrigan wins via kimura at 1:28 of round one

156 lbs
4- Noah Faunce (100-325) vs. Chris DeLuca (107-248)
DeLuca. 156. Faunce 157
2 rounds of 4 minutes, with a 3rd round of 4 minutes, if a draw after two rounds
DeLuca via unanimous decision three rounds, all three judges 29-28

205 lbs
3- Rich Bianchi (103-319) vs. Hazem Ibrahim (106-501)
Bianchi. 202. Ibrahim. 205.5
2 rounds of 4 minutes, with a 3rd round of 4 minutes, if a draw after two rounds
Ibrahim wins via unanimous decision two rounds, all three judges 20-18

139 lbs
2- Pete DeYonker (111-511) vs. Ryan Castillo (101-640)
DeYonker. 139. Castillo. 139
2 rounds of 4 minutes, with a 3rd round of 4 minutes, if a draw after two rounds
Castillo wins majority decision two rounds 20-18, 20-18 and 19-19 Urso

185 lbs
1- Ariel Sepulveda (106-511) vs. Charlie Joseph (114-445)
Sepulveda. 186. Joseph. 177
2 rounds of 4 minutes, with a 3rd round of 4 minutes, if a draw after two rounds
Sepulveda wins via TKO-knee injury at 1:27 of round one.
Joseph suspended 60 days
Joseph suspended indefinite pending MRI and orthopedic clearance of left knee

Referees Dan Miragliotta and Kevin Mulhall
Judges Cardo Urso, Carlos Rodriguez and Jeff Blatnick
Inspectors Gary Gudzak, Tony Tamburrino, Kerri Kaminski, Todd Manfredi, Daryl Porter, Paul Hafner, John Viggiano, Casper Oliver, Jim O'Connor, John Tito and Gasper Oliver.
Physicians Dr. Steven Oxler, Dr. Vincent Guida, and Dr. Sherry Wulkan Shadow Ringside Physician Dr. Robin Gehrmann
Timekeeper Julius Proenza Scorekeeper Ellen Rubin

Ring Of Combat XXVIII

February 19th, 2010

Sell Out Crowd, 200 People Turned away at the door!

February 19, 2010
Tropicana showroom, Atlantic City
Promoter Louis Neglia
Ring of Combat XXVIII


1 170 Dave McMahon (103-165) Robert Cunane (106-597)
Both fighters 170
Donnie Carolei McMahon win via TKO referee stoppage due to strikes at 3:06 of round one.

2 180 Craig Theime (105-569) Adam Fearon (106-728)
Theime 180. Fearon. 179.5
Donnie Carolei Theime wins majority decision two rounds 20-18, 20-18, 19-19 Bilyk

3 135 Ryan Castillo (101-640) Michael Murray (106-839)
Castillo 134.75. Murray. 134
Donnie Carolei Murray win via armbar at 3:46 of round two
Castillo suspended 60 days for leaving dressing room after reporting
Murray suspended indefinate pending orthopaedic clearance of left knee

Main Card (Three 4 Minute Rounds)

4 145 Ryan Vaccaro (103-092) Adam Ward (113-356)
Vaccaro 145.5. Ward. 145.75
Dan Miragliotta
Vaccaro wins unanimous decision three rounds 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 Bilyk

5 125 Tuan Pham (105-372) Louis Gaudinot (101-887)
Both fighters 126 Kevin Mulhall Gaudinot via KO punch at 1:09 of round one

6 145 Andy Main (103-285) Lester Caslow (105-602)
Main 146.75. Caslow. 146
Kevin Mulhall
Caslow wins unanimous decision three rounds, all three judges 29-28
Main suspended indefinate pending neurological clearance and CT scan of facial bones

7 135 Lennox Chance (112-308) Nick Pace (103-577)
Chance. 131.5. Pace. 135
Kevin Mulhall
Pace via rear naked choke at 1:37 of round one

8 160 John Cholish (105-331). Jason Lee (101-892)
Cholish. 160. Lee 160.25

9 170 Jose Viera (108-364) Mike Medrano (105-673)
Viera. 170.5. Medrano. 170
Dan Miragliotta
Viera deducted one point in round 2 for illegal knee strike
Medrano via guillotine at 1:38 of round three
Viera indefinate suspension pending x-rays of right wrist and hand

10 240 Brendan Barrett (101-050) Joe Abouata (105-588)
Barrett. 234.5. Abouata. 219
Dan Miragliotta
Barrett via guillotine at 0:45 of round two

11 155 Nabih Barakat (105-943) Edson Barboza (107-684)
Both fighters 155
Kevin Mulhall
Barboza via KO at 1:09 of round one
Barakat indefinate suspension pending CT head scan now and neurological exam prior to next fight
And Barakat suspended for six months also

12 185 Vagner "Curio" Fernandes (113-110) Andre Gusmao (106-050)
Fernandes. 186.5. Gusmao. 185
Dan Miragliotta
Gusmao win via tap due to strikes at 3:25 of round one
Fernandes suspended indefinate pending neurological clearance

13 190 Costas Phillipou (103-590) Uriah Hall (107-859)
Hall. 190.25

Championships (Three 5 Minute Rounds)

14 170 Justin Haskins (103-055) Ryan Laflare (101-063)

Haskins 171. LaFlare. 170
Kevin Mulhall
LaFlare via KO at 1:36 of round two

15. 225 Gian Villante (105-386). Mike Cook (104-714)
Cook. 224. Villante. 221
Dan Miragliotta
Villante via rear naked choke at 0:40 of round one

Combat at the Capitale

September 25th, 2009

Combat at the Capitale – Knock Outs Galore

Friday September 25th, 2009 Chinatown, New York City – World Champion Louis Neglia is at it again – with the latest installment of New York City’s Premier Kickboxing/Muay Thai show –Combat at the Capitale.

There are plenty of other shows in the city but none compare with this show – the card was loaded with top notch fighters including some Pro MMA bad asses – not to mention the top notch venue on the Bowery and it is truly an event to witness.

MMA star on the rise “Relentless” Jeff Lentz traded his MMA gloves for Boxing gloves tonight and continues to lay waste to anyone who dares enter a ring or a cage with him.

Sensei “Scorpion” Majad was exterminated by Lentz via TKO at 1:05 of R3. Do not stand and trade blows with Lentz he will take your head off.

Pro MMA fighter Jose Sulsano tried his hand at Kickboxing after a recent loss at the Ring of Combat 26 but fared no better against NYC Muay Thai veteran James “B52” Smith.

Smith dropped a megaton bomb on Sulsano at 1:56 of R1 for the Knock out win. Sulsano needs to re-evaluate his decisions to fight anyone anytime – not good for your career to be finished in every fight.

Jersey Fight Club’s Marcus Taylor delivered the knock out of the night when he knocked out Wayne Brown in the 3rd round of their fight. Taylor is one of those guys who you look at and think “wow this guy is too heavy to be a fighter” due to his round build. But do not judge a book by its cover – Taylor is fast – really fast and agile –kind of like Shaq when he starts dancing – you don’t expect him to be that light on his feet- just ask Wayne Brown.

Neglia Competition Team’s Andrea DeAngelo put on a striking clinic against a very tough Chrissy Yandolli, which led to the unanimous decision victory. DeAngelo’s Teammate James DeSantis was involved is a barnburner of a fight which was so close that it could have been called either way but his opponent Mike Han walked away with the split decision victory – can you say “rematch”?

Below are the full results

Mike Fischetti (TSMMA) Def. Chris Wing (Wing MA) via TKO at 1:53 of R1.

115lb (Women)
Linda Tariso (TSMMA) Def. Toby Wiget (B52 Muay Thai) via TKO at 1:21 of R2.

140lb. (Women)
Laurel Holloway (Progressive MA) Def. Danielle Farula (Dragon V) via TKO at 1:21 of R2.

Ray Brady (TSMMA) Def. DeShawn Northan (Rhino Fight Team NJ) via TKO at 1:15 of R2.

Rich Bertolle (Jersey Fight Club) Def. Eddie Fahey (Dragon) via KO at :47 of R1.

Mike Han (Dragon MA) Def. James DeSantis (Neglia Competition Team) via split Dec.

Ed Sabino (Longo Competition Team) Def. Mike Falcone (Dragon V) via unanimous Dec. Marcos Taylor (Jersey Fight Club) Def. Wayne Brown (Black Thaiger) via KO at 1:52 of R3.

Adam Alisea (TSMMA) Def. Joey Colon (Longo Competition team) via forfeit.

Women Andrea DeAngelo (Neglia CompTeam) Def. Chrissy Yandolli via Unanimous Decision.

Terrence Hill (Bellmore Kickboxing) Def. RJ Starace (Rhino NJ) Via TKO at :45 of R1.

– USKBA Regional Title Chul Choe (B52) Def. Steve Regman (TSMMA) via TKO R1.

Jeff Lentz (Pelligrino/Ocean Ma) Def. Sensei Scorpion Majid via TKO at 1:05 of R3.

Rich Boyne (TSMMA) def. Mark Lecroulant (Mendez Boxing) via KO at 2:56 of R1.

James B52 Smith (B52) Def. Jose Sulsano (Freestlye) via KO at 1:56 of R1

Kevin Molina (America Finest) Def. Jim Rivera (TSMMA) via unanimous Decision.

A great night of Knockouts from Promoter Louis Neglia.

Eric “The Rolling Reporter” Joza

Ring of Combat XXVI

September 11th, 2009

Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City

Professional mixed martial arts

Ring of Combat 26-Philipou wins the ROC Middle Wt. Title

Friday September 11th, 2009 – Atlantic City, New Jersey – Promoter

Louis Neglia is at it again with the 26th installment of East Coast’s longest running Professional MMA Promotion –The Ring of Combat.

Mr. Neglia put together another loaded card with 14 matches featuring some of the best fighters on the east coast. Matchmaking is the key to exciting and entertaining fights and we had some potentially explosive bouts on this evenings card.

Victor O’Donnell defended his ROC Middleweight Title against feared Serra Longo striker and top contender Constantino Phillipou – It was a sea saw battle in which Philipou edged out the victory and the ROC Middleweight title – O’Donnell received an inadvertent poke to the eye which he was pretty upset about. We may see a rematch in the near future.

East Coast gatekeeper Chris Ligouri also defend his ROC Lightweight title against the ever dangerous Dwayne Shelton – another barnburner in the making. This one did not disappoint as the fight was very technical with Ligouri showing tons of poise in the defense of his title against the game Shelton but Ligouri was too much to handle as he kept his belt and the top spot at 155lb.

Lightweight stud on a four fight win streak John Salgado faced his toughest test to date in the Armory’s Ed Guedes for number one contender status. Guedes’ ground game was too much for Salgado as he controlled every round with his takedowns and ground and pound. How about Guedes V. Lenz for the next shot at Ligouri??

Gian Villante provided the knockout of the night in a countrified match with a highlight reel worthy round house kick to the head of Rob Wince. It was two hits, Gian hitting Wince and Wince hitting the mat with his face.

Top Light Heavyweight/Heavyweight Ricardo Romero took on new comer Rich Lictawa. Not sure why Lictawa deserves a title shot with a 2-0 pro record but Romero is not someone to take lightly. He once again proved why he is the top dog at 205 on the east coast with his quick submission win over the ROC newbie.


146.2 Jackson Galka vs. 145.8 Andy Main
Ref Mulhall
Main via split decision two rounds, 20-18, 20-18 and 18-20 Judge Martin

155.6 Liam Kerrigan vs. 154.4 Roger Mamedov
Ref Mulhall
Judge Crosby 20-18 Kerrigan, 19-19, 19-19
Bout is a majority
Draw after 2 rounds

125.8 Louis Gaudinot vs. 126.2 Jeff Cressman
Ref Mulhall
Gaudinot via TKO referee stoppage due to strikes at 0:24 of round two

145.6 Matt McManmon vs. 145.4 Lester Caslow
Ref Miragliotta
Caslow wins via verbal submission due to armbar at 3:20 of round one
McManmon suspended pending xray of right elbow and forearm and orthopaedic evaluation of same

171.3 Jose Sulsona vs. 169.4 Ryan LaFlare
Ref Miragliotta
LaFlare wins via armbar at 2:18 of round two

134.4 Sean Santella vs. 135.6 Jose Villanueva
Ref Mulhall
Santella wins via verbal submission due to armbar at 2:00 of round two

155.4 Ed Guedes vs. 156.2 John Salgado
Ref Miragliotta
Guedes win unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27 and 30-25 Judge Crosby in three rounds

155.8 Nabih Barakat vs. 156.4 Chris Schlesinger
Ref Mulhall
Schlesinger via unanimous decision three rounds, all three judges 30-27

185.4 Allan Weickert vs. 186.2 Rafael Sapo
Ref Miragliotta
Sapo win via rear naked choke at 2:53 of round one

215 Rob Wince vs. 226.6 Gian Villante
Ref Miragliotta
Villante wins via KO kick to head at 1:25 of round two

186.4 Costa Phillipou vs. 185 Victor O'Donnell
Ref Miragliotta
Phillipou wins unanimous decision three rounds, all three judges 29-28

155.6 Dwayne Shelton vs. 155.8 Chris Liguori
Ref Mulhall
Liguori wins unanimous decision three rounds 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 Judge Crosby

204.2 Rich Lictawa vs. 209.6 Ricardo Romero
Ref Miragliotta
Romero win via kimura 2:14 of round two

Ringside Physicians Dr. Sherry Wulkan, Dr. Vincent Guida and Dr. Steven Oxler

Referees Dan Miragliotta and Kevin Mulhall

Judges Doug Crosby, Ray Martin and Carlos Rodriguez

Timekeeper Fred Blumstein

Inspectors Ellen Rubin,Gary Gudzak, Kerri Kaminski, Todd Manfredi, Tony Tamburrino, Cardo Urso, Jon Bilyk, Steve Errickson, Jim O'Connor, Paul Hafner, Mike Di Bella and Ben Valentino

Announcer Peter Neglia

Ring of Combat XXV

June 12th, 2009

Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City

Professional mixed martial arts



2 rds 4 minutes
Louis Gaudinot-Nick Cottone
Ref Peterson
Gaudinot 129. Cottone. 128.5
Cottone via unanimous decision, all three judges 20-18

2 rds 4 minutes
Jose Villanueva-Sean Santella
Ref Peterson
Villanueva. 134.5. Santella 134
Colon and Oliver 19-19, Rodriguez 20-18 for Villanueva, bout is majority draw.

2 rds 4 minutes Jose Viera-Howard Longus
Ref Carolei
Viera 179. Longus. 186.5
Jose Viera via rear naked choke at 1:15 of round one

2 rds 4 minutes David Shapiro-Carlos Brooks
Ref Carolei
Shapiro 200. Brooks 198.5 Carlos Brooks via referee stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 1:29 of round two.
Shapiro suspended 30 days and needs CT head scan

2 rds 4 minutes Jay Isip-Mike Prokop
Ref Carolei
Isip. 155.5. Prokop. 154.5
Isip via unanimous decision 20-18, 20-18 and 20-17 Colon

3 rds 4 minutes Ryan LaFlare-Robert Cunane
Ref Carolei
LaFlare. 170.5. Cunane 176
LaFlare via KO punch at 1:19 of round one

3 rds 4 minutes Radji Bryson-Barrett-Mark Berrocal
Ref Carolei
Barrett. 172. Berrocal. 170
Berrocal via KO punch at 0:13 of round one
Barrett suspended 60 days and needs Ct head scan
After medically cleared, Barrett suspended 90 days for corner refusing to sign suspension form 3 rds

4 minutes Al Iaquinta-Tim Sylvester
Ref Peterson
Iaquinta. 155.5. Sylvester. 155
Iaquinta via KO punch at 0:15 of round one
Sylvester suspended 30 days and needs ENT clearance for nose

3 rds 4 minutes Anthony Abatelli-Kevin Horowitz
Ref Mulhall
Abatelli. 171. Horowitz. 168
Horowitz via unanimous decision, all three judges 29-28

3 rds 4 minutes John Salgado-David Church
Ref Peterson
Salgado. 158. Church. 162
Church declined to fight and left after weigh in
Even though Salgado willing to accept overage Church issued 90 days suspension for failure to make contract weight

3 rds 4 minutes Nabih Barakat-Jim Bova
Ref Mulhall
Barakat. 156. Bova. 155.5
Nabih via spilt decision 29-28, 29-28 and 27-30 Oliver

3 rds 4 minutes Eddie Fyvie-Jeff Lentz
Ref Mulhall
Fyvie. 149. Lentz. 151
Lentz via KO knee at 2:02 of round one
Fyvie suspended 30 days and needs CT head scan

3 rds 4 minutes Joe Abouata-Gian Villante
Ref Mulhall
Abouta 234. Villante 232
Villante via referee stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 1:48 of round one

3 rds 4 minutes Andrew Riddles-Mitch Whitesel
Ref Peterson
Riddles. 185.5. Whitesel. 184
Riddles win unanimous decision, all three judges 29-28

3 rds 5 minutes USKBA Light Heavyweight Title USKBA President Paul Rosner Ricardo Romero-Karn Grigoryan
Ref Mulhall
Romero 206. Grigoryan. 205
Romero via referee stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 2:50 of round two

3 rds 5 minutes Ring of Combat Middleweight Title Rafael Sapo vs. Victor O'Donnell
Ref Mulhall
Sapo 184.75. O'Donnell. 186
O'Donnell via doctor stoppage at 5:00 of round one

Ringside Physicians Dr. Michael Kelly, Dr. Sherry Wulkan and Dr. Vincent Guida
Judges Eric Colon, Carlos Rodriguez and Gaspar Oliver
Referees Kevin Mulhall, Keith Peterson and Donnie Carolei
Timekeeper Fred Blumstein
Inspectors Cardo Urso, Gary Gudzak, Vincent Chapple, Kerri Kaminski, Jim O'Connor, Todd Manfredi, Mike DiBella, John Viggiano, Paul Hafner , Tony Tamburrino and Ben Valentino


June 1st, 2009

Monday June 1st, 2009 – Former World Champion and promoter Louis Neglia is at it again with the latest installment of New York City’s Premier kickboxing show – Combat at the Capitale, Friday night’s show was non stop action & another standing room only crowd.

It is just a matter of time now before we are all watching MMA at a venue like this, but in the mean time the MMA starved Manhattanites are more then happy to watch the fists fly and the kicks land at the Landmark Capitale.

Another huge 20 bout fight card that did not end until well after midnight, but no one was complaining about that here you actually get your moneys worth.

Highlights of the evening included the one sided drubbing handed out by Giancarlo Vinciguerra against fellow Brooklynite Eddie Fahey. Ed was game but could not match the offensive output that Vinciguerra set. Vinciguerra wins the battle for Brooklyn.

The knock out of the night has to go to Yves Derisier out of Dragon VMA, who put an end to his match with Dean Middlebrook via a roundhouse to th eface that had Middlebrook out cold before he hit the mat at the 40 second mark. of round 1.

TSMMA trooper Melissa Bopp also had an impressive showing by finishing off Cool hearts competitor Casey Bohrman via TKO at 2:20 of round 2.

Local NYC Muay Thai fixture James "B52" Smith caulked up another win on his ling resume of fights but he was clearly the better fighter tonight and seems like he could have ended this bout anytime he wanted to. The bout was called at 36 seconds of round 2 via TKO as his opponent Mike "Fighting Irish" Ryan could not continue due to mummification.

The main event lived up to everyone’s expectations and was the fight of the night with exciting action throughout. Justin Greskiewicz wins via unanimous decision.

During Intermission Lou neglia presented Referee Fred Fitzgerald with a Lifetime Achievement Award after he refereed his 2000th bout. Fred has refereed in six countries and is one of the top Muay Thai referees in the world.


Ring Of Combat XXIII


Atlantic City, NJ

February 20th, 2009

Another Sell out Crowd!


Jim Tomczuk vs. Howard Longus
Tomczuk win via tapout due to rear naked choke at 1:03 of round one

Chris Weidman vs. Ruebens Lopes
Weidman win via tapout due to kimura at 1:35 of round one

Gian Villante vs. Randy Durant
Villante win at 0:35 of round one via TKO referee stoppage due to cut
Durant suspended pending clearance of scalp laceration

Garrett Carmody vs. Anthony Abatelli
Abatelli win unanimous decision 29-28 Crosby, 30-27, 30-27 Rodriguez and Urso

Jay Isip vs. Jeff Lentz
Lentz winner at 2:23 of round two via TKO referee stoppage due to unanswered punches
Lentz suspended pending clearance of right lateral brow laceration
Isip suspended 30 days and needs CT head scan which includes nasal bones

Roger Mamedov vs. Jeff Pender
Mamedov winner at 0:55 of round one via TKO referee stoppage due to unanswered punches
Al Iaquinta vs. Mervin Rodriguez
Iaquinta win via anaconda choke at 1:15 of round one by tap

Tyler Venice vs. Jimmie Rivera
Rivera win via TKO referee stoppage due to rear naked choke at 1:13 of round two

Greg Soto vs. Shawn Forman
Soto win via head and arm choke tap at 3:44 of round two
Forman suspended until cleared by orthopedist exam of left knee

Costa Phillipou vs. Aaron Meisner
Phillipou via tapout due to rear naked choke at 2:27 of round one

Matt Makowski vs. Sergio Vinagre
Makowski win unanimous decision three rounds, Crosby 30-25, Urso and Rodriguez 30-27

Brendan Barrett vs. Ricardo Romero
Romero win via tapout 0:44 of round two due to rear naked choke

Rafael Sapo vs. Alexandre Moreno
Sapo win Via KO punch at 3:59 of round one

Joe Abouata vs. Bret Kohan Kohan win via TKO referee stoppage at 1:17 of round one


January 24th, 2009

NJSACB Official Weights, Results, Suspensions and Staff

Ringside Physician Dr. Sherry Wulkan

Referees Donnie Carolei and Chris Wagner

Judges Gasper Oliver, Henry Krawiec and Tom Olson

Timekeeper Julius Proenza

Scorekeeper Ellen Rubin

Inspectors Jordan Bass and Vincent Sinclair

134 Thiago Carfi win via armbar at 1:11 of round one over 126.8 Jay Perez

211 Lewis Rumsey win unanimous decision three rounds (all three 29-28) over 204 Chris Howard

159 Ryan Vaccaro win via guillotine at 2:11 of round one over 155.8 Jason Reid

151 Matt Beriloff win via disqualification (illegal head strike) at 2:47 of round one over 152.8 Matt Augustein Beriloff suspended 30 days

156.8 Kyle Malone win unanimous decision three rounds (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) over 157 David Slater

163.8 Jamie Torres win via armbar at 1:01 of round one over 164.8 Adam Penberthy

152 Steve Sierra win guillotine at 0:50 of round two over 156.8 Mark Setaro

Setaro suspended 30 days and needs neurological clearance

204 Rex O'Corr win via KO punch at 1:31 of round one over 201 Andrew Espling
Espling needs CT head scan and opthalmological clearance due to corneal abrasion

146.8 Ryan Castillo win via triangle at 1:19 of round two over 143.8 Estaban Garcia

281.8 Mike Blodgett win via KO at 2:59 of round one over 277 Nick Allowe
Allowe suspended 30 days and needs x-ray of left ribcage

257.8 Chris Bretton win via guillotine at 0:22 of round one over 264.8 Chris Winarski

179.8 Chris Wing win via guillotine at 0:59 of round one over 178 Jason Somers

174.8 Mike Bannon win via d'arce choke at 2:14 of round one over 172 Justin Tischler

170.8 Eddie Lenoci win via KO at 1:55 of round one over 169 Alex Mnatsakanov

Mnatsakanov suspended 60 days and needs MRI of cerebellum and orthopaedic consultation of left elbow/arm


November 21st, 2008


Rob Guarino 156 vs Doug Sonier 140.4
Bout cancelled, Sonier fails weigh in, contract weight 155

Jim Boudourakis 232 vs Pat Collins 221.6 
Collins wins 0:31 of round onevia TKO referee stoppage due to unanswered strikes. Referee Yves Lavigne Boudourakis suspended 30 days and needs x-ray of left foot/great toe

Sean Santella 135.6 vs Nick Pace 135.6
Pace wins unanimous decision two rounds
Judge Blatnick 20-18, Judge Urso 20-18 and Judge Colon 20-16
Referee Yves Lavigne

Chris Prestia 185.8 vs Mike Stewart 186
Stewart win via arm triangle at 3:34 of round one 
Referee Yves Lavigne

John Salgado 155.6 vs Jay Isip 155.4
Salgado win via rear naked choke at 3:24 of round one
Referee Yves Lavigne

Biff Walizer 155.6 vs Dom Stanco 156.2
Stanco win via KO punch at 0:40 of round two 
Referee Kevin Mulhall

Paul White 227.4 vs Joe Abouata 231
Abouata win via rear naked choke at 3:06 of round one 
Referee Yves Lavigne White suspended 30 days

Jason McLean 150.6 vs Jimmie Rivera 149.2
McLean wins split decision three rounds Judge Colon 29-28 Rivera, Judge Blatnick 30-28 McLean and Judge Urso 29-28 McLean
Referee Kevin Mulhall

Troy Maxwell 170.6 vs Igor Gracie 170.6
Gracie wins unanimous decision three rounds Judge Colon 30-26, Judge Blatnick 29-28 and Judge Urso 29-28 
Referee Kevin Mulhall

John Doyle 205 vs Costa Phillipou 206
Phillipou win TKO referee stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 3:05 of round three Doyle suspended 60 days 
Referee Kevin Mulhall

David Sachs 145.4 vs Tim Troxell 146
Sachs win via rear choke at 4:40 of second round 
Referee Kevin Mulhall

Cory Mahon 154 vs Chris Liguori 156
Liguori wins via armbar at 3:41 of round two 
Referee Yves Lavigne

Paul Bradley 184 vs Dante Rivera 185.8
Bradley win via TKO referee stoppage due to punches at 0:34 of round one
Referee Yves Lavigne


October 3rd, 2008

Combat at the Capital – Fall Brawls – USA V. Germany

October 3rd, 2008 – Chinatown – New York City :: World Champion & Promoter Louis Neglia once again delivers the best Muay Thai & Kickboxing action in the city limits.

Another 16 match fight card provided non-stop action this evening at the Landmark Capitale in Chinatown. Highlights of the nights' action included;

The fantastic battle that pitted two of the best women Kickboxers in New York State as NYS Women's 120lb.Champion Christine Rosa waged war with WKA East Coast Women's 120lb. Champion Andrea DeAngelo. These two warriors left it all in the ring and had the crowd on the edge of their seats through out the battle. The Draw only adds more interest for their future potential rematch.

Jersey Fight Club's Alex Mnatsaknov as he picked apart Sityodong's Jake Steinman in under 2 minutes.

WKA US 140lb. Champion Bob Cambell who dismantled German 140lb. Champion Christian Eckhard Deiss with his sharp combos and relentless body shots over the course of 6 rounds for the TKO win!!

Full results

Women's Kickboxing 135lb.
Jeannie Nedell (Kyokudo) V. Jeanene Gannon (NYC)
Nedell Wins via TKO at 0:00 of R2 -Gannon could not continue.

Men's Muay Thai 155-160lb.
Stephen Regman (TSMMA) V. Jason Reid (NJ Combat Club)
Regman wins via TKO at 0:00 of R2 – Reid could not continue.

Men's International rules Kickboxing 192lb.
Valentin Slyz (Volson's Karate) V. Dan Giraci (Longo Competition Team)
Giraci wins via unanimous decision after 3rds.

Men's Muay Thai 275lb.
Sevdai Ahmeti (TSMMA) V. Marcos Taylor (Jersey Fight Club)
Due to an illegal blow, the fight is being appealed by Taylor

Men's Kickboxing 165lb.
Kyle Tiringer (Bellmore Kickboxing) V. Jeff Lynch (Rhino NJ)
Tiringer wins via unanimous decision after 3rds. A very close fight.

Men's Muay Thai 140lb.
Jose Villanueva (TSMMA) V. Dat Tran (Sityodong)
Villanueva wins via unanimous decision after 3rds.

Men's Muay Thai 155lb.
Leon Cambell (Sityodong) V. Bobby Pena (Jersey Fight Club)
Cambell wins via split decision after 3rds.

Men's Muay Thai 152lb.
Brent Appiarius (Neglia Competition Team) V. Rich Brattone (Jersey Fight Club)
Brattone wins via TKO at :13 of R1 – Appiarius dislocated his shoulder and could not continue.

Women's US Kickboxing Championship 120lb.
Andrea DeAngelo (Neglia Comp Team – EC Champ) V. Christine Rosa (Longo Comp Team – NYS Champ)
Bout ruled a DRAW after 4 intense rounds of action – Rematch???

Men's Muay Thai 170lb.
Jake Steinman (Sityodong) V. Alex Mnatsaknov (Jersey Fight Club)
Mnatsaknov wins via TKO 1:23 R1 – an Overwhelming performance by Mnatsaknov.

Men's Muay Thai 130lb.
Louis Gaudinot (TSMMA) V. Nick Haines (Bakary Susuo/Rhino NY-Steve Katz)
Haines wins via TKO/Default Forfeit – Gaudinot suffered an injury and could not compete.

Men's Pro International rules Kickboxing 162lb.
Josh Foley (Bellmore) V. Liam Kerrigan (NJ IMB)
Foley wins via unanimous decision after 3rds.

Men's Pro Kickboxing 205lb.
Patrick Nwamu Jr. (NYC) V. John Burgos (PA)
Nwamu wins via unanimous decision after 4rds.

Men's Muay Thai 159lb.
James Garzillo (TSMMA) V. Mervin Rodriguez (Rhino NJ)
Garzillo wins via unanimous decision after 3rds.

Main event Men's Pro Kickboxing World Championship 139lb.
Bob Cambell (US Champion) V. Christian Eckhard Deiss (Champion Germany)
Cambell wins via TKO at 1:33 Rd 6.

Cambell is the new WKA Men's 139lb. World Champion!!


June 27th, 2008

ROC XX Fight-by-Fight Write Up and Photos!
Submitted by:Arias Garcia Jr.
Posted on : 6/28/2008

Atlantic City, NJ—Even though the event was missing one of its biggest fights, Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat XX still brought plenty of excitement to the Jersey Shore. The event was highlighted by another impressive performance from Tom Gallicchio as he successfully defended his USKBA Welterweight Title against Doug Gordon with a rear naked choke in the first round. In what appeared to be a mismatch in the other title bout, the undefeated Nick Catone almost had a scare when the grizzly veteran, Eric Tavares slapped on an armbar from the bottom in their USKBA Middleweight title bout. Catone was resilient, avoided the submission and TKO’d Tavares near the end of the first round. Here are the official results and play-by-play from Friday night’s action:

Ring of Combat XX
Friday, June 27th, 2008
Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ.

USKBA Middleweight Title Championship: Nick Catone (BJJ Shore Academy/Ricardo Almeida) vs. Eric Tavares (Shotokan BJJ) Round 1: A feeling process out ensues and Catone is unable to take Tavares down after two feeble attempts. Catone eats a left kick to the face and catches it and takes Tavares down. Tavares defends well from the ground-and-pound and secures and armbar. Catone slams him a few times but Tavares holds onto the armbar. Tavares eventually gives it up and eats some leather in from ground-and pound. Catone is able to get the crucifix position on top and traps both of Tavares’ arms. In this position, Catone lands heavy blows and the referee is forced to stop the bout. Catone def. Tavares by TKO – 4:25 rd. 1

USKBA Welterweight Title Championship: Tom Gallicchio (Rhino Fight Team) vs. Doug Gordon (Team Rush Elite BJJ) Round 1: After trading some strikes, Gordon gets the takedown but welcomes a stand up. They trade strikes again and Gordon appears to getting the better of Gallicchio. After another clinch, Gallicchio gets the takedown and lands in the mount position. From here, Gallicchio is able to land heavy punches but Gordon gets out of danger. Gallicchio almost gets side control but then winds up taking Gordon’s back and sinking the hooks. Gallicchio secures the rear-naked-choke and forces the challenger to tap for another impressive performance. Gallicchio def. Gordon by rear naked choke – 3:11 rd. 1

Costa Phillippou (Team Serra Longo) vs. Tony Andreocci (NJ Combat Club) Round 1: Phillippou wastes no time and stuns Andreocci early with strikes. Seemingly out on his feet, Andreocci tastes more leather and is dropped, Referee Kevin Mulhall halts the bout just 22 seconds into the first round. Phillippou def. Andreocci by KO – 0:22 rd. 1

Fernando Rivera (Team Ewick) vs. Brett Kohan (Rhino Fight Team) Round 1: These big boys come out swinging and after tasting each other’s leather, Kohan goes for a takedown and ends up in a clinch. They separate and both appear to be comfortable on the feet. Kohan lands a thunderous right hand and drops Rivera on his back. Kohan follows it up with some vicious ground-and-pound knocking Rivera and his mouthpiece completely out. Doctors attend to Rivera and he is finally helped to his feet after a scary knockout.

Kohan def. Rivera by KO – 1:48 rd. 1

Scott Harrington (Alex Wilkie) vs. Ed Fyvie (Ricardo Almeida/Spa City BJJ) Round 1: After trading a few insignificant strikes, Fyvie clinches with Harrington and forces him against the cage. Fyvie breaks apart with a punch and Harrington answers with a kick to the body. They clinch again with Harrington’s back on the fence. They separate and Fyvie lands more strikes. They clinch again but the referee separates them. Harrington looks uncomfortable in the stand up game and Fyvie lands a huge right followed by a knee. Fyvie then pounces on Harrington and the fight is stopped by the referee. Harrington stands up and has a nice size cut on the bridge of his nose. Fyvie def. Harrington by TKO (ref. stoppage to a cut) – 3:55 rd. 1

Ryan LaFlare (Bellmore Kickboxing) vs. Radji Bryson Barrett (TSMMA) Round 1: The fighters circle each other until LaFlare clinches and gets the takedown on Barrett. They eventually land in Barrett’s guard and LaFlare brings him to the cage. Barrett tries for an armbar but is up against the cage and LaFlare pulls out. LaFlare gets back in side control but Barrett brings it back to the feet and gets the takedown but lands in a triangle. LaFlare switches to an armbar and after trying to punch his way out, Barrett eventually taps out. LaFlare def. Barrett by armbar – 2: 38 rd. 1

Brian Demuro (Bomb Squad) vs. Nabih (Team Serra Longo) Round 1: Nabih tries for a “Superman” punch but Demuro avoids the strike and forces Nabih against the cage. Demuro jumps guard but Nabih eventually forces the stand up after they both nullify each other on the ground. The fighters clinch again and Nabih lands a right hand and almost get Demuro’s back while standing. They clinch again and Nabih tries for a guillotine choke against the cage as the round ends. Round 2: Nabih tries to trade strikes and Demuro forces a clinch. Nabih keeps the heat standing and lands a right hand and subsequently takes Demuro down. In guard, Demuro attempts a gogo plata but it is quickly thwarted and the fighters get back to their feet. Another clinch ensues and the referee separates them. Nabih starts with some flashy kicks and punches as Demuro seems uncomfortable in the stand up game. It appears that during this exchange, Demuro lost his mouthpiece. During the break between second and third round, Demuro doesn’t answer the bell to an apparent knee injury. Nabih def. Demuro by TKO – 4:00 rd. 2

Dwayne Shelton (Team Prodigy) vs. James Meals (AMA Fight/Renzo) Gracie Round 1: Shelton throws a right, misses and then clinches. He almost gets a takedown but Meals is able to land on his knee and get back to his feet. Shelton tries a throw but inadvertently lands with Meals on top. In Shelton’s guard, Meals is reversed to the bottom. Meals attempts an armbar from the bottom and Shelton backs away and welcomes the stand up. A right hook stuns Meals but he is able to recover quickly and get a takedown. This time Meals is more active but Shelton is able to avoid any significant damage. The round ends in Shelton’s guard.

Round 2: This time the fighters exchange strikes and when Shelton throws a kick, Meals grabs it and takes him down. Shelton gets back to his feet but gets taken down again. Shelton is able to get on top but Meals attempts another armbar. Shelton avoids the submission and lands some heavy ground-and-pound and then forces Meals to stand up. Meals gets another takedown but Shelton is able to gain the top position again. From here, Shelton lands some ground-and-pound and lets Meals stand up. Shelton lands another huge right that puts Meals back on the ground but he quickly recovers. Shelton lets the fight stand back up and swings again for the fences. He misses and Meals gets the takedown and lands on top with only ten seconds left in the round. Round 3: Shelton continues the striking from round two but Meals is able to avoid any damage and gets the takedown. Shelton tries for a guillotine from the bottom but is unsuccessful. Shelton is able to tie up Meals from the bottom forcing a referee stand-up. Shelton finds another home for his right hand but Meals responds with a left hand. Meals grabs for a single leg but Shelton punishes him with shots to the body and head. Meals tries for another takedown but is unsuccessful. He gets the takedown on the second attempt but there are only 10 seconds left in the third and final round. Shelton def. Meals by unanimous decision after three rounds (30-27 all) Dom Stanco (Bellmore Kickboxing) vs. John Salgado (Team Ross Zocchi) Round 1: These two come out swinging and Stanco initially stuns Salgado with a left hand and then finishes with an uppercut forcing his opponent to his knees with his mouthpiece flying. The referee halts the bout as Salgado gets up and protests. It appears as though Salgado was momentarily out and was going to receive more punishment if the referee did not intervene. Stanco def. Salgado by KO – 0:14 rd. 1

Troy Maxwell (ACMMA) vs. Rich Ashkar (Team Oliveria) Round 1: Ashkar goes right for the takedown and gets it. Ashkar then transition smoothly and sinks the hooks in. From the Ashkar works for the rear-naked choke and although Maxwell tried to defend, he eventually tapped out. Ashkar def. Maxwell by rear naked choke – 1:05 rd. 1

Joey Camacho (AMA Fight/Renzo Gracie) vs. Vasilica Goian (TSMMA) Round 1: The fighters clinch and Goian forces Camacho to the cage. Against the cage, Camacho goes for guillotine but is unable to fully secure it. The referee separates them and Goian sprawls and avoids a takedown attempt. Camacho is still relentless and grabs for a single leg forcing Goian to the mat. After Camacho is unable to improve his position in the guard, the referee stands them up. Camacho attempts another takedown but the round ends.

Round 2: They clinch quickly again and this time Goian gets the takedown. Camacho gets to his knees but Goian is delivering some heavy body shots. Camacho then reverses and lands on top in Goian’s guard. A stall in the action forces another stand-up. Camacho attempts another single leg but Goian defends well. They both stand up and after a brief exchange of strikes, Camacho gets the takedown with 45 seconds left in the round. However, Camacho is unable to land any serious damage on top and the round ends.

Round 3: Both fighters appear to be tired but Camacho comes out and gets another takedown. Goian defends well in his guard an attempts a guillotine choke from the bottom. Although Camacho gets out, he is unable to land any ground and pound or improve position. The referee forces another stand-up. Camacho goes right in for the takedown but Goian sprawls and attempts a guillotine. Goian attempts to take the back but Camacho escapes and the fighters end up in Camacho’s guard. The third round ends with both fighters extremely exhausted. Goian def. Camacho by split dec. after three rounds (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jay Silva (Team Rampage Jackson) vs. Mark DaPolito (Pitt’s Penn)

Round 1: After Silva tried a flying knee, DaPolito grabbed him in mid air and slammed him to the mat. From there, DaPolito was unable to do any significant damage from Silva’s guard. When DaPolito attempted to gain side control, he was reversed and Silva landed on top and gained full mount. DaPolito turned to give his back and Silva sunk the hooks in. However, he wasn’t able to secure the rear naked choke and DaPolito was able to get the fight back to the feet. After a clinch, DaPolito was able to take Silva down and the round ended with DaPolito on top.

Round 2: A left-right combination stunned DaPolito but he was able to clinch quickly. Silva was then able to secure a takedown and gained DaPolito’s back. Same result as round one as DaPolito was able to escape and get on top. Silva defended well in the guard and doesn’t receive any damage. Silva eventually escapes and gets on top and passes to side control. DaPolito gives his back up again and this time, there was no escape from the rear-naked-choke. Silva def. DaPolito by rear naked choke 3:47 rd. 2


June 13th, 2008


June 13th 2008 – Chinatown – New York City :: East Coast Mixed Martial Arts Pioneering Promoters Louis Neglia & Ray Longo once again provide the best kickboxing & Muay Thai fights this side of the Hudson River. This is where the local tough guys get to show off their stuff, all the hard work in the gym pays off right here in front of the hundreds of fans who react to every punch and kick thrown.

Full results

Men's Muay Thai 135lb Limit Tom Desmond (Eternal Martial Arts) V. Julian Hanshuh (Black & Blue MMA)
Winner: Desmond via Unanimous decision after 3rds – great fight.

Men's International Rules Kickboxing 169 – 174lb. James DeSantis (Neglia Competition Team) V. Howard Wang (Black Thaiger Academy)
Winner: DeSantis wins via unanimous decision after 3Rds. Another slug fest.

Men's Muay Thai 255lb. Limit Marcos Taylor (Jersey Fight Club) V. Frank Spano (Longo Competition Team)
Winner: Taylor wins via Unanimous decision after 3Rds.

Men's Muay Thai 155lb. Steve Regman (TSMMA) V. Andy Bolevice (Black & Blue MMA)
Winner: Regman wins via unanimous decision after 3Rds.

Men's Muay Thai 155lb. Limit Jim Smith Jr. (Black Thaiger Academy) V. Rich Bertol (Jersey Fight Club)
Winner: Bertol wins via KO at 1:15 of R1 – Smith Jr. has big shoes to fill but lots of time to grow in to them.

Men's Muay Thai 165lb. Limit Chuck Cho (Black Thaiger Academy) V. Naim Nehmedovic (Ardon's Sweet Science)
Winner: Nehmedovic wins via split decision after 3rds.

International Rules Kickboxing 190lb. Limit Rueben Jean (Neglia Competition Team) V. Tito Flores (Ardon's Sweet Science)
Winner: Jean wins via TKO R2 – Corner threw in the towel – a one sided drubbing.
East Coast International Rules Women's Kickboxing Championship 123lb. Andrea DeAngelo (Neglia Competition Team) V. Katlyn Chookagian (TSMMA)
Winner: DeAngelo wins via unanimous decision – DeAngelo is the new Champion!
Men's Kickboxing 170-175lb. Ozzy Duguludgov (K Dojo) V. Ed Unkel (Cambell's Kickboxing)
Winner: Bout ruled a draw after three round – The Amityville Horror of a decision – I had Unkel ahead in two of the three rounds. A Rematch is in order.
Men's Muay Thai 155lb Limit Evil Joe Diable (Longo Competition Team) V. Tony Flores (Ardon's Sweet Science)
Winner: Diable via KO at :18 of R2 – an "Evil" Knock out !!
East Coast Muay Thai Men's 145lb. Championship Jim Rivera (TSMMA) V. Colin Tebo (Wai-Kru)
Winner: Rivera wins via unanimous decision – Rivera is the new East Coast Champ at 145lbs. – great fight.
Main Event – US Men's 205lb. Kickboxing Championship – 6 rounds James "B-52" Smith (Black Thaiger Academy) V. Patrick Nwamu, Jr. (NYC)
Winner: Smith wins via Split decision after 6 incredible rounds of face smashing action.
Smith captures the WKA 205lb. US Men's Title


May 9th, 2008


Ring of Combat 19 – Adds Fuel to the MMA Fire!!!

Friday May 9th, 2008 :: World Champion Louis Neglia knows what it takes to put on a good show – action, action & more action. ROC 19 served it up by the fistful!

The Ring of Combat is officially the "Big show" on the east coast now with the HDnet broadcasting deal and every hungry local fighter looking for national recognition. Mr. Neglia brought in a new wave of hungry local talent to fight some the local established studs and it was a recipe for a hot plate of beatdowns.

The first match of the evening pitted BJJ stud Ed Fyvie in his return to action against Atlantic City MMA fighter Anthony Morrison. Morrison was aggressive in his ground and pound as Fyvie attempted to submit him from the bottom. Morrison was winning the striking game but eventually fell in to a triangle choke that forced the tapout at 3:47 of R1. A triumphant return for the Ed Fyvie.

The second match had two Jersey Shore tough guys facing off with Bill Scott representing BJJ Shore Academy/Ricardo Almedia against Atlantic City MMA fighter Joe Diamond. This was a very technical grappling match that could have been a NAGA championship by its intense grappling. Bill Scott appeared to have a slight advantage via take down and submission attempts after R1. We start R2 the same way R1 went with an immediate clinch and a cooperative take down by Scott. Diamond was nullified by Scott's high Guard and then sunk in an armbar from the bottom to force the tapout at 1:54 of R2.

"Crazy" Chris Schlesinger looked to get back in to the win column after a year plus of down time. He rededicated himself with team Soca BJJ & Bellmore kickboxing and stepped up to face Izuma Te Ryu fighter Anthony Vetro. Vetro nails Schlesinger with three hard left hooks that do not faze Schlesinger who then clinches with Vetro. Schlesinger managed to get Vetros' back late in R1 but Vetro somehow powered out of the full mount and was able to escape and defend a late armbar attempt by Schlesinger. R2 begins with Sclesinger taking Vetro down and immediately securing his back he finished the match via Rear naked choke at :47 of R2.

Serra/Longo warrior Anthony LaDonna also looked to get back in to the winners' circle as he faced off against Rhino heavy hitter Mike Medrano. Medrano threw heavy leather with bad intentions then shot in on LaDonna and took him down. The ground and pound began as Medrano laid in repeated blows from LaDonna' guard. A massive mouse appears over the left eye of Medrano although Ladonna took the worse of R1 it is Medrano who shows the damage. Medrano nails LaDonna with a big right hand as R2 begins and then shoots in and secures another takedown. More Ground and pound from Medrano, they stand up and LaDonna nails Medrano with a vicious flush overhand right which connects with the swollen left eye and wobbles Medrano momentarily but then WHAM! Medrano counters with a vicious right hook that knocks out LaDonna out on the spot for the KO victory 1:22 of R2. What a war, this is what MMA fans live for the thrill of the battle – hats off to both men.

The Alexis Aquino V. David Branch match up looked like a bad match up when considering experience. Branch is a new comer to the Pro MMA set but is no newbie to the sport, training out of Team Insight in Brooklyn and learning his BJJ through the Renzo Gracie family makes Mr. Branch one of the best prepared newbie's around. The Rhino Fight Teams' Alexis Aquino is not one to back down even when punished he keeps on coming forward. This match promised to be a slug fest and delivered but it was Branch who seemed sharper in the striking exchange early on. The two men clinch after feeling each others strikes. Branch continued to deliver knees from the clinch which set up a takedown which led to a full mount and a TKO finish at 3:29 of R1 due to unanswered strikes from the mount. A major upset from Team Insight – straight from Brooklyn where the Warriors dwell.

Reality Fighting veteran Dom Stanco has jumped ship and is now in the treacherous ROC waters. Waiting on the Jersey Shore for his arrival is Mark Berracol out of the BJJ Shore Academy/Ricardo Almedia. Stanco and Berracol put on a very technical grappling battle and had Berracol in trouble numerous times but to Berracols' credit he managed to escape until he was finally finished by Stanco at 3:57 of R2 due to unanswered strikes.

The Eighth match of the evening featured fast rising Doug Gordon out of the Elite BJJ/Team Rush camp who faced new comer Levon Maynard representing Global Martial Arts Academy. Gordon quickly charged in and secured the takedown where he delivered strikes until the Ref stood them up. Maynard seemed to be getting comfortable delivering kicks to Gordons legs until Gordon decided he had had enough and charged in with his heavy hands to finish the bout with a huge uppercut at 2:15 R1 for the TKO Finish. Keep your eyes on Gordon he is a star on the rise.

Undefeated Light heavyweight rising stud Ricardo Romero faced Constantinos Phillippou representing Team Serra/Longo. It is obvious that Mr. Phillippou is looking to make a name for him self in a hurry by facing Mr. Romero this early in his MMA career – baptizism by Fire. Costas looked sharp in the striking exchange and defended Romeros takes downs well after being slammed hard by Romero early on. Coach Ray Longo did his homework and prepared their fighter well as he won the first round with his sharp striking and take down defense. Round two begins with a quick exchange then Costas nails Romero with a hard right hand that rocks Romero but his wrestling instinct led him to secure a takedown and side control where Romero did nothing but smother Costas until he recovered. Romero then secures north south position and begins nailing Costas with strikes. Costas turns and Romero attempts an armbar, then a Guillotine; then are restarted to end a very methodical R2 slight edge to Romero for his control. R3 starts and both men look exhausted who has more in the gas tank??

Romero again secures the takedown and side mount on Costas and continues to deliver G & P. They stand up and again Romero secures the takedown and continues the Ground and pound assault until the bell rings. I score R3 for Romero and the referees agree but Costas should be proud of his performance as he faced a very tough opponent and belonged in the ring with him despite the split decision loss.

The main event of the evening featured Nick Catone also representing BJJ Shore Academy/Almedia facing Mitch Whitesel from the Wreck Room for the USKBA Middleweight title. Catone and Whitesel exchanged strikes and then engaged in a cliching battle until Catone turned up the heat and laid in to Whitesel with a barrage of blows that forced the ref stoppage at 2:27 R1 to secure the USKBA Middleweight title!!

Full results

Anthony Morrison -156lb (AC MMA) V. Ed Fyvie 155lb (Spa City BJJ)
Winner: Fyvie via triangle choke at 3:47 of R1

Joe Diamond 198lb (AC MMA) V. Bill Scott 198lb. (BJJ Shore Academy)
Winner: Bill Scott via Arm bar submission at 1:54 of R2.

Anthony Vetro 189lb. (Inazuma Te Ryu) V. Crazy Chris Schlesinger 198lb. (Soca/Bellmore kickboxing)
Winner: Schlesinger wins via submission – Rear Naked Choke at :47 of R2

Mike Medrano 171lb. (Rhino Fight Team) V. Anthony LaDonna 170lb. (Serra/Longo)
Winner: Medrano via KO at 1:22 R2.

David Branch 185lb. (Renzo/Team Insight) V. Alexis Aquino 186lb. (Rhino Fight Team)
Winner: David Branch via TKO due to unanswered strikes at 3:29 R1.

Dom Stanco 175lb. (Bellmore Kickboxing) V. Marc Berracol 175lb. (BJJ Shore Academy)
Winner: Stanco via TKO due to unanswered strikes at 3:57 R2.

Levon Maynard 178lb (Global Martial Arts Academy) V. Doug Gordon 178lb. (Team Elite/Team Rush).
Winner: Gordon via TKO -unanswered strikes at 2:15 R1.

Costas Phillippou 205lb. (Serra Longo) V. Ricardo Romero 205lb. (Advanced Martial Arts)
Winner: Ricardo Romero wins via split decision after three Rounds.

Main Event – USKBA Middleweight Title Nick Catone 185lb. (BJJ Shore Academy/Ricardo Almedia) V. Mitch Whitesel (Wreckroom)
Winner: Nick Catone via TKO – Unanswered Strikes at 2:27 R1.

Catone is the New USKBA Middle weight Champion!!

Another Hot night if MMA Fire from promoter Louis Neglia!!

Article, Interviews and Photos by Eric "The Rolling Reporter" Joza


April 13th, 2008


He is one of the pioneer kickboxing promoters in New York. His “COMBAT AT THE CAPITALE” kickboxing events continue to play before SRO crowds. His ‘RING OF COMBAT’ Professional MMA events are broadcast on HDNet Fights. What would make one believe that USKBA Action Sports Promoter Louis Neglia would not succeed with another new venture?! After seeing his “PROVING GROUNDS” Amateur MMA event on April 12, 2008 in Rahway, New Jersey, the answer was clear… NOTHING!

Not only was “PROVING GROUNDS” a premier showcase for up and coming MMA talent to ‘prove themselves’, it also proved that Promoter Neglia has another hit on his hands. Teaming up with Ray Longo, “PROVING GROUNDS” packed the Rahway Recreation Center with enthusiastic fans, notable MMA stars and Amateur MMA action that had the crowd on their feet.

USKBA Official Results, Weights, Suspensions:

USKBA Amateur MMA Super Heavyweight Division
–  James Kasyjanski (238.0 lbs) def Sean O’Brien (243.0 lbs) by submission (armbar) at 0:54 of Round 1.
‘GENESIS RANKINGS’ – Kasyjanski receives 3 points, O’Brien receives 1 point
USKBA Amateur MMA Heavyweight Division
–  Elvin Rodriguez (197.0 lbs) def Dennis Martinez (198.0 lbs) by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28).
‘GENESIS RANKINGS’ – Rodriguez receives 3 points, Martinez receives 1 point
USKBA Amateur MMA Light Heavyweight Division
–  Michael Rinaldi (174.0 lbs) and Jason Somers (174.6 lbs) ruled a no-contest. Rinaldi could not continue (advice of doctor) after receiving unintentional punch. Could not go to Judges’ Scorecards since this happened in the first round.
*  Somers issued 30 day suspension
‘GENESIS RANKINGS’ – no-contest
USKBA Amateur MMA Light Heavyweight Division
–  Frank Oyague (175.2 lbs) def Ozzy Dugulubgou (170.0 lbs) by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27). One point deduction for Dugulubgou.
‘GENESIS RANKINGS’ – Oyague receives 3 points, Dugulubgou receives 1 point
USKBA Amateur MMA Middleweight Division
–  Liam Kerrigan (160.0 lbs) def Johnny Granados (160.8 lbs) by submission (armbar) at 1:22 of Round 1.
‘GENESIS RANKINGS’ – Kerrigan receives 3 points, Granados receives 1 point
*  Granados issued 30 day suspension. Needs ortho clearance.
USKBA Amateur MMA Middleweight Division
–  Brent Appiarius (159.0 lbs) def David You (158.0 lbs) by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).
‘GENESIS RANKINGS’ – Appiarius receives 3 points, You receives 1 point
USKBA Amateur MMA Welterweight Division
–  Alex Schmidt (144.0 lbs) def Jeremy Reiley (143.8 lbs) by submission (triangle choke) at 2:19 of Round 1.
‘GENESIS RANKINGS’ – Schmidt receives 3 points, Reiley receives 1 point
USKBA Amateur MMA Welterweight Division
–  Jared Gordon (147.0 lbs) def Mike Morris (147.0 lbs) by submission (triangle choke) at 2:17 of Round 1.
‘GENESIS RANKINGS’ – Gordon receives 3 points, Morris receives 1 point
USKBA Amateur MMA Welterweight Division
–  Doug Miller (145.0 lbs) def Nicholas LaMagna (143.8 lbs) by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
‘GENESIS RANKINGS’ – Miller receives 3 points, LaMagna receives 1 point
USKBA Amateur MMA Welterweight Division
–  Collin Tebo (146.0 lbs) def Kenneth Rivera (145.0 lbs) by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
‘GENESIS RANKINGS’ – Tebo receives 3 points, Rivera receives 1 point
USKBA Amateur Kickboxing Junior Division
–  Elijah Abouelazm (10 yrs old / 92 lbs) and Brandon Smith (10 yrs old / 95.2 lbs) fought an exhibition.

Event supervised by NJSACB General Counsel Nick Lembo. USKBA Certified Officials; RefereesDonnie Carolei, Chris Wagner. JudgesRobert Tanco, Tom Olson, Tom Velasquez. InspectorsDavid Rosky, Rick Farmer, Henry Krawiec. TimekeeperAdrian Castro. ScorekeeperEllen Rubin. Ringside PhysicianDr. Sherry Wulkin. Ring AnnouncerPeter Neglia.

For information on future USKBA Action Sports Promoter Louis Neglia’s ‘PROVING GROUNDS’ Amateur MMA events, call 718-372-9089.



January 35th, 2008

An Unforgettable Card

When World Kickboxing Champion Louis Neglia entertains the New York Martial Arts community everyone heads straight to The Capitale! His event packs the house and it just keeps getting better with every show.

With all his years of experience and encourage of local and talented fighters, Neglia's events rank as high as any UFC event, in terms of excitement and entertainment. With no room to walk in the standing room only crowd fans came from all over to support their favorite fighters.

Louis Neglia and Ring Card Girl
Kayla of The Girl next Door show
Fighters came from Eternal Martial Arts in Maryland, Dragon V Martial Arts in New York City. Black Thaiger Academy in New Jersey, Wat Gym in New York City, Volfson Martial Arts in Connecticut, Neglia Competition Team in Brooklyn, Tiger Schulman Competition Team in New Jersey.

Winner Reuben Jean(Neglia Comp. Team)
All teams fought their heart out to the pleasure of the crowd. Hands, feet and knees were flying all night long.



Julio Arce(Tiger Schulman) vs. Louis Cassner(Eternal MMA) – Julio Arce wins via TKO

Christine Rosa(Longo Comp. Team) vs. Danielle Farula(Dragon V MA) – Christine Rosa via TKO

Stephen Regman(TSMMA) vs. James B52 Smith Jr. (Black Thaiger Academy)- Stephen Regman wins by Decision

Jay P(Longo Comp. Team) vs. Andre Laureanu(Wat Gym) – Andre Laureanu Winner by Decision

Reuben Jean(Neglia Comp. Team) vs. Anatoly Volfson(Volfson MA)Reuben Jean Winner via TKO

Paul Bennett(Longo Comp. Team) vs. Wayne Brown(Black Thaiger Academy) – Wayne Brown Winner by Decision

Brent Appiarius(Neglia Comp. Team) vs. Robert Roland(Nin Jitsu School) – Brent Appiarius Winner TKA

Andrea De Angelo(Neglia Comp. Team) vs. Angela Weber(American Finest) – Anrea De Angelo Winner by TKO

Jose Villanueva(Tiger Schulman) vs. Tom Desmond – Jose Villanueva by Decision

Patrick Nwamu Jr.(NYC) vs. Wayne Penedo(NYC) – Patrick Nwamu Jr. Winner by TKO

Kaream Ellington vs. James B52 Smith(Black Thaiger Academy) – James B52 Smith Winner by TKA

Winner Brent Appiarius (Neglia Comp. Team)

Winner Andrea De Angelo(Neglia Comp. Team)
Throws a left jab

NOVEMBER 30th, 2007

Ring of Combat 17

Atlantic City, NJ

Ring of Combat 17 – Rocks the Tropicana/By Eric Joza-November 30, 2007

Atlantic City, New Jersey - Promoter Louis Neglia continues to set the standard for MMA here on the east coast. Having inked a deal with Mark Cuban's HDNet Fights for national broadcasting a few months ago, Mr. Neglia put together one of the best fight cards in recent memory for the latest installment of the Ring of Combat.

No "spectacle" fights here just the cream of the crop of the local talent pool – Team Ricardo Almeida, Team Renzo Gracie, Rhino Fight Team, Team Serra Longo were all represented tonight . The card included the finals of the "Beasts of the Northeast" tournament. This alone was enough to sell out the Tropicana but like a late night infomercial….wait there was more!

Two Super Fights with Chris Ligouri taking on Jim Miller for local top dog bragging rights and Gregor Gracie facing New York Bombsquad's Eric Henry.

The first preliminary was a fast paced struggle which set the tone for the evening as new comer Tim Troxell dominated Tiger Schulman fighter Vasilica Goian. Troxell sunk in a tight choke early in the first round but the TSMMA fighter showed heart in battling his way out but was eventually out hustled by the relentless Troxell.

The second preliminary bout of the evening pitted Long Island fighter Nabih against Joshua Keys; Nabih had a strong cheering section. The crowd broke out into "Nabih" chants as the Serra Longo rep made his way to the ring. Unfortunately Nabih was at the wrong end of a left hook from Joshua Keys that simply caught the Serra Longo Fighter flush. A real surprise since Nabih had been controlling the action up until the KO finish.

Nick Catone made quick work of his opponent Ben Knight after a quick scramble and take down it only took Catone 1:08 in to the first round finish off Knight via Ground and pound elbows. Catone opened up a nasty gash on Knights forehead which forced the ref stoppage. 

Local stand out Marc Stevens faced off with Rhino Fight Team bruiser Alexis Aquino. Stevens clinched and laid several knees to Aquinos face which caused a faucet of a bloody nose in round one. Stevens was a step quicker to the punch and the blood was a clear indication of his dominance in the round. Aquino seemed to gather himself late in round one and finished the round with top back control landing some hammer fists. Aquino stepped it up in round two stuffing Stevens' takedown attempts and securing a dominant top position, when it went back to the stand up Aquino clearly had the striking advantage. He may have been the one bleeding but it was Stevens who suffered the beating in the end. Aquino reigned down blows on his "Turtled" opponent and forced the TKO referee stoppage via unanswered strikes, another win for the Rhino Brusier.


In another barnburner Tiger Schulman workhorse Rich "The Puerto Rican Pit-bull" Bione went to war with Team Rush grappler Doug Gordon. Bione is not afraid to test himself and Gordon presented the current obstacle. Gordon quickly secured half mount on Bione and began delivering hammer fists from the half mount, the two scrambled for position with Gordon again securing the mount from the back this time. Gordon flattened out Bione with both hooks and secured the Rear naked choke for the submission victory at 2:40 R1. A dominant performance by the Team Rush fighter Doug Gordon, exposing his vulnerable ground game.

Local BJJ stud Dan Miller faced off against John Howard in the 4th match of the main card. Miller quickly secured the takedown and half mount to reign down strikes on Howard. Howard stuffed Miler's second take down attempt and turned the tide for the second half of round 1. A real chess match with surprising BJJ skills from Howard as he battled Miller to a stand still in Round 2. Miller finally secured the takedown after a hard clinching scramble and began to deliver “GNP” from the guard for most of Round three. After 3 rounds the bout was awarded to Dan Miller via unanimous decision.

IFL veteran Dante Rivera who has been on a tear as of late was set to face Fernando Rivera until Fernando broke his foot while warming up. Scratch match number 5 due to foot injury.

The tournament finals were also well matched but one match really stood out by pitting two of the most active and well regarded fighters in these parts against one another – Team Ironhorse MMA warrior Mike Massenzio v. Boneyard MMA fighter Lance Everson. These two guys have been climbing the local fight ladder for years it was only a matter of time before their paths intersected. The two middleweights clinched and kneed each other for the first minute with Massenzio securing the head and arm clinch to control the position but Everson freed himself and once again secured the underhooks for his clinching striking game. Massenzio caught Everson with a sharp right hand that set up a take down then secured the Guillotine choke in the guard for the submission win at 4:04 of the first round. Massenzio secures the middleweight tournament championship!

The main event "Superfights" pitted two of the east coast best lightweights against one another with the hope of the winner reaching the UFC. Both of the Miller brothers are feared opponents these days, Jim Miller came in to the match with an 8-1 record, the one loss coming at the hands of Ligouri's Rhino teammate & training partner Frankie Edgar.

Ligouri's record is a bit deceiving at 7-5 one might assume that Miller was going to waltz through him. A closer look reveals a 5-1 mark in his last 6 fights but it has been over a year since Ligouri annihilated Dorian Price in under 2 minutes. Would there be Ring Rust in his game? Would Miller submit Ligouri as he has in all of his recent victories?

Ligouri came out looking svelt at 155lbs, two of the top dogs in these parts did not disappoint. Miller secured the takedown quickly and sunk in a tight armbar that almost finished the fight but Ligouri scrambled free. Miller pressed the action and had Ligouri defending half mount strikes, a kimura attempt, a side arm attempt. Miller wanted no part of Ligouri’s stand up and quickly took the Rhino fighter down and continued the aggressive ground attack. The second round began with another take down by Miller, Ligouri did a better job of defending the submission attempts from Miller's guard and landed repeated blows from the guard for most of round two. At some point Miller opened up a nasty cut over Ligouri's right eye but his ground and pound was relentless.

I score this match even after two rounds as Miller won the first round and Ligouri secured the second round. But the doctor would not allow the fight to continue for the deciding third round due to the cut. Miller was declared the winner via TKO Referee stoppage due to a cut.

The other Main Event pitted Gregor Gracie – the next generation of the Gracie dynasty against the hard hitting Bombsquad trooper Erik Henry. Gracie just earned his first MMA win this past June with a submission win over Josh Lydell. Henry had been on a bit of a winning streak until he lost a majority decision to Doug Gordon at ROC 16. Gracie showed a confidence that only comes with the Gracie family legacy. He quickly took Henry down and passed to side control where he methodically maneuvered himself in to an arm bar position but Henry stood up and tried to keep the fight standing where he was more dominant. Gracie again clinched and traded punches with Henry in order to set up the take down. An accidental low blow by Henry gave Gracie a breather from the clinching strikes of Henry. Gracie ended the round with another takedown, score round one for Gracie.

Round two began with a good striking exchange from both fighters but Gracie quickly secured another takedown and sunk in a keylock from side control and forced the submission victory as Henry tapped out at 1:56 of R2.  



Lightweights 2 -4 minute rounds
Vasilica Goian (TSMMA) V. Tim Troxell (AMA/Renzo) Troxell Wins via Unanimous Decision. A very Technical match.

**Photo of Tim Troxell sinking a tight choke

165lb. – 2 – 4 minute rounds
Nabih (Serra Longo) V. Joshua Keys (Team Terrell) Keys wins via KO at 2:22 R1. Great match

Main card


Nick Catone (BJJ Shore Academy/Ricardo Almeida) V. Ben Knight (Team Vulture) Catone wins via TKO (Ref Stoppage) at 1:08 of R1.


Marc Stevens (Tai Kai Jui Jitsu) V. Alexis Aquino (Rhino Fight Team) Aquino wins via TKO (Referee stoppage) 3:28 of R1.

Rich Bione (TSMMA) V. Doug Gordon (Team Rush/Elite BJJ) Gordon wins via submission (Rear naked Choke) 2:40 R1


Dan Miller (AMA Fight Club) V. John Howard (Wai-Kru) Miller wins via unanimous decision.

Dante Rivera (Team Ricardo Almeida) V. Fernando Rivera (Team EWKK) No Contest – Fernando Rivera broke his foot while warming up.

Beasts of The East Tournament Finals

Lightweight Final

Dave Sachs (Pittsburgh Fight Club) V. Brian Mclaughlin (Hudson Valley JJ) McLaughlin wins via submission (armbar) at 1: 10 of R1. A BJJ Clinic by McLaughlin and it secures him the Lightweight tournament Championship.

Welterweight Final
Mark Berraciol (Real Fighting Dojo) V. Charlie Brenneman (Cambria MA/PA Grappling). Brenneman wins via TKO (Referee stoppage unanswered strikes) at 3:54 of R2. Brenneman is the Welterweight tournament champion

Light Heavyweight Final
John Doyle (Team Real) V. Ricardo Romero (Advanced MA) Romero wins via TKO (Referee Stoppage unanswered strikes) at 3:19 of R1. Romero is the Lt. Heavyweight Tournament Champion.

**Photo of Ricardo Romero finishing John Doyle

Middleweight Final
Mike Massenzio (Ironhorse MMA) V. Lance Everson (Boneyard) Massenzio wins via submission (Guillotine) at 4:04 R1

Superfights-Main Event


Jim Miller (AMA Fight Club/Renzo) V. Chris Ligouri (Rhino Fight Team) Miller wins via TKO (Doctor stoppage due to cut) at 0:00 of R3. A rematch is in order for this unresolved battle.

Gregor Gracie (Renzo Gracie) V. Eric Henry (Bombsquad) Gracie wins via submission (key lock) at 1:56 of R2.

Photo of Louis Neglia(front) & Pete Sell getting into the Christmas spirit

OCTOBER 27th, 2007

Ring of Combat 16

Atlantic City, NJ

Ring of Combat 16: “Beasts of the Northeast” Tournament Semi-Finals
By Jim Genia

(October 26th, Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City) Sometimes you can predict them, sometimes you can’t. At Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat 16: “Beasts of the Northeast” tournament semi-finals, the warriors who survived September’s opening round clashed to decide who goes on to the finals. Who came out on top? Well, if you thought the last middleweight tournament winner was going to make it, you were wrong. And if you thought the wrestler with just one pro fight under his belt was going to crumble against the far more experienced veteran, again, you were wrong. It was a night that had knockouts, submissions and wars – and while some of the outcomes were predictable, there were definitely a few upsets. Highlights of the event included:

Ring of Combat 16: Thomas Velasquez pummels Anthony Ladonna from behind - Photo by Tom DeFazio

Velasquez pummeling Ladonna

• The back-and-forth battle between Tom Velasquez and Anthony LaDonna, which saw the Team Endgame representative dominate Round One and the Team Serra/Longo representative dominate Round Two. But Velasquez snagged a lightning-fast heelhook in the final round, and that was all she wrote.

• Relative newcomer Mark Berraciol’s crushing right hook, which had the veteran Andrew Calandrelli dazed and confused at 0:35 of the first round.

• Rising star Mike Massenzio and his growing repertoire of submissions. This time it was a north-south choke, and opponent Erik Charles had no choice but to tap at 1:18 of the first.

Ring of Combat 16: Mike Massenzio finishing off Erik Charles with a choke from North-South position - Photo by Tom DeFazio

Massenzio finishing off Charles

Full results:

Beasts of the Northeast Semi-Finals

• Dave Sachs (Pittsburgh FC-155lbs) vs. Joe Camacho (Team Renzo/AMA-155lbs)
Sachs via rear naked choke at 3:26 of Round Three.

• Mark Berraciol (Real Fighting Dojo-171lbs) vs. Andrew Calandrelli (Calendrelli/Bombsquad-171lbs)
Berraciol via KO at 0:35 of Round One.
• Charlie Brenneman (Cambria Martial Arts-169lbs) vs. Joseph Aviles (Jungle Gym-164lbs)
Brenneman via unanimous decision.

• Lance Everson (Boneyard-184lbs) vs. Marc Stevens (TaiKai-182lbs)
Everson via TKO – doc stoppage due to cut after Round Two.
• Erik Charles (Bombsquad-186lbs) vs. Mike Massenzio (Ironhorse MMA-185lbs)
Massenzio via north-south choke at 1:18 of Round One.

• Ricardo Romero (Advanced Martial Arts-204lbs) vs. John Clarke (CTMMA-206lbs)
Romero via TKO – Clarke could not answer the bell for Round Two.
• Lou Pascavage (MFS/KOA-206lbs) vs. John Doyle (Round One-203lbs)
Doyle via tapout due to strikes at 1:21 of Round One.

• Chanti Johnson (Serra/Longo-148lbs) vs. Anthony Montanaro (Pitts Penn-151lbs)
Johnson via TKO – doc stoppage due to cut after Round One.
• Eric Henry (Bombsquad-171lbs) vs. Doug Gordon (Team Rush/Elite BJJ-170lbs)
Gordon via majority decision.
• Anthony LaDonna (Serra/Longo-170lbs) vs. Tom Velasquez (Team Endgame-171lbs)
Velasquez via heelhook at 1:09 of Round Three.
• Dan Whalen (MMAT-183lbs) vs. Nick Catone (BJJ Shore Academy/Ricardo Almeida-184lbs)
Catone via rear naked choke at 0:58 of Round One.

Ring of Combat 16: Nick Catone punishing Dan Whalen - Photo by Tom DeFazio

Catone punishing Whalen

ISKA World Kickboxing Welterweight Championship
• Scott Mukaddam (Team Wolfpack-148lbs) vs. Chris Algieri (US Karate Academy-147lbs)
Algieri via unanimous decision after ten rounds.

OCTOBER 12th, 2007

Combat at the Capitale


A night of Knockouts!/By Eric Joza -October 15, 2007

Friday Night October 12th, 2007 - Louis Neglia's Combat at the Capitale continues the streak of sell out events with another massive 18 bout fight card.

New York City is starving for real combat sports and Mr. Neglia has been cooking up his special brand of pugilism to satisfy the New York audiences for years. Like a vintage wine the shows are getting better and better with time, don’t take my word for it come and check out the spectacle for yourself (if you can get tickets they sell out quickly!).

This is one of the best MMA shows on the East Coast and many of the local fighters sharpen their striking skills at the Capitale in Chinatown. It was a who's who of local talent representing some of the best gyms in the area; Longo Competition Team, TSMMA, Bellmore Kickboxing, Wat Gym, Neglia Competition team to name a few.

If MMA ever gets sanctioned here in New York Mr. Neglia will be ready to feed the hungry masses by the fistful.

Highlights of the evening

  • The Devastating KO of Zadie Morris at the hands of James "B-52" Smith it took little over a minute for Smith to connect and leave Morris looking at the pretty lights!!!
  • The one sided drubbing Brent Appiarius delivered to a game Jonathan Kudman. Kudman showed tons of heart but could not keep up with the more experienced Appiarius and his relentless pace.
  • TSMMA's Melissa Bopp who "Bopped" Eternal M.A. fighter Danielle Farula and forced the TKO ref stoppage with her non-stop assault.
  • Andrea DeAngelo’s assault of Nikki Domer which forced the Ref stoppage over a tough Nikki Domer.
  • Devon Cormack’s schooling of Matt Lyall, Cormack just tooled Lyall with his laid back demeanor. Nothing makes up for experience.


Above photo of victorious James "B-52" Smith after KO of Zadie Morris                       Above photo of TSMMA's victorious Thad Campbell

Full results

Men's Muay Thai 195lb. limit-Tom Sconzo (Modern Urban Defense) V. Walter Hines (Dragon 5 M.A) Winner: Hines via TKO R1

Women's Muay Thai 135lb. limit-Melissa Bopp (TSMMA) V. Danielle Farula (Dragon 5 M.A.)Winner: Bopp via TKO Ref stoppage at 1:03 R2

Men's Muay Thai 135lb. limit-Louis Guadinot (TSMMA) V. Lewis Cassner (Eternal M.A.)Winner: Gaudinot via TKO ref Stoppage :53 R3.

Men's Muay Thai 170lb. limit-Joe Gregory (World Karate Real Fight Team) V. Seth Tiringer (Bellmore Kickboxing)Winner: Tiringer via TKO at :39 R3.

Men's Muay Thai 135lb. limit-Christian Teran (TSMMA) V. Matt Berakoff Winner: Teran via Unanimous Decision

Women's Muay Thai 120lb. limit-Munah Holland (TSMMA) V. Alicia Bourne (Wat Gym)Winner: Holland via Unanimous Decision

Men's Muay Thai 135lb. limit-Keith Morris (Longo Comp. Team) V. Joey Format (Ardon's Sweet Science)Winner: Morris via split decision

Men's Muay Thai 140lb. limit-Jose Villanueva (TSMMA) V. Eddie Arguto (Wat Gym)Winner: Arguto via split decision

Men's Muay Thai 152lb. limit-Brent Appiarius (Neglia Comp. Team) V. Jonathan Kudman (Dragon 5 M.A)Winner: Appiarius via TKO Ref Stoppage R2.

Women's Kickboxing 125lb. limit-Andrea DeAngelo (Neglia Comp. Team) V. Nikki Domer (FTP)Winner: DeAngelo via TKO :58 R3 – Three knock down rule.

** Photo of Andrea DeAngelo landing a kick.


Mens Muay Thai 173lb. limit-Damien Debose (Black Thaiger Acadamy) V. Thad Cambell (TSMMA) Winner: Cambell via unanimous decision

Men's Muay Thai 145-150lb. Limit-Jim Rivera (TSMMA) V. Andre Laureano (Wat Gym)Winner: Rivera via unanimous decision


Main Card

Men's Pro Kickboxing 123lb. limit USA V. Virgin Islands-Devon Cormack (USA-Champ) V. Matt Lyall (Virgin Isl.)Winner: Cormack via TKO 1:52 R4 – Ref Stoppage – 3 knockdown rule.

Men's Muay Thai 155lb. limit-Chris Iavarone (TSMMA) V. Joey Allen (Ardon's Sweet Science)Winner: Allen via unanimous decision

Men's Pro Kickboxing 135lb. limit-Bob Cambell (Bellmore Kickboxing) V. Paul Gutierrez (Vizzio's Gym)Winner: Cambell via TKO at 1:52 R4 – Ref Stoppage

Men's Pro Muay Thai 205lb. limit-James "B-52" Smith (Black Thager Academy) V. Zadie Morris (Ultimate Gym)Winner: Smith via KO at 1:13 R1.

Men's Pro Muay Thai 245lb. limit USA V. Russia-Andrei Kapylou (Russia- Volfson M.A.) V. Demore Horenstein (USA-Ultimate Gym)Winner: Kapylou via TKO 1:42 R1.

**Photo of Andrei Kapylou's fight ending body punch




SEPTEMBER 7th, 2007




“Beasts of the Northeast” Tournament Preview
By Jim Genia

When: September 7th
Where: Tropicana Resort & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
What: Ring of Combat 15: “Beasts of the Northeast” Tournament

Promoter Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat returns with a mammoth 16-bout card, and it marks the opening round in another grand prix-style tournament – this one spanning the lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions. Dubbed “Beasts of the Northeast”, ROC 15 features some serious “beasts” in the form of champ Marc Stevens, former champ James Gabert, ace-grappler Brian McLaughlin, and veteran Lance Everson, but this an MMA tournament, folks, and anything can happen between now, the October 26th semi-finals and the November 30th finals.

Here’s a look at the full card:

John Beneduce (Insight) vs. Dave Sachs (Pittsburgh FC)
Jordan Damon (Team Balance) vs. Joe Camacho (Team Renzo/AMA)
Eddie Fyvie (Team Renzo) vs. Biff Walizer (Team Red Lion)
Brian McLaughlin (Hudson Valley JJ) vs. Mike Tierney (MMA of Southern Maine)
Mark Berraciol (Real Fighting Dojo) vs. James Gabert (Team Serra/Longo)
Riche Boine (Team Tiger Schulmann) vs. Joseph Aviles (Jungle Gym)
Charlie Brenneman (Cambria Martial Arts) vs. Chris Reedy (XFC)
Doug Gordon (Team Rush) vs. Andrew Calendrelli (Calendrelli/Bombsquad)
Jordan Pergola (Bellmore Kickboxing) vs. Marc Stevens (TaiKai)
Erik Charles (Bombsquad) vs. Gabriel Toribio (Team Serra/Longo)
Lance Everson (Boneyard) vs. Dan Karnbauer (FTP Fighting Systems)
Mike Massenzio (Ironhorse MMA) vs. Dustin Cook (Team Massaro/Careccio Boxing)
Ricardo Romero (Advanced Martial Arts) vs. Bryce Harrell (MFS/KOA)
John Clarke (CTMMA) vs. Sean McCann (Team Endgame)
Lou Pascavage (MFS/KOA) vs. Tyler Minton (FTP Fighting Systems)
John Doyle (freestyle) vs. Alexander Lazebnikov (Powerhouse Kickboxing)


Ring of Combat 15: “Beasts of the Northeast” Tournament Opening Round

(September 7th, Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City) There were sweet submissions and there were brutal knockouts. The opening round of Ring of Combat’s “Beasts of the Northeast” tournament played out tonight at the Tropicana Showroom, and a packed house was treated to everything from surprise upsets to expected beatdowns as fighters battled their way to a semi-final slot. Some highlights of the event included:

• Team Serra/Longo’s Eddie Fyvie, who beat the heck out of Biff Walizer on the ground before knocking him out on the feet.
• Bombsquad slugger Erik Charles and his quick knockout of Gabe Toribio. One right hand was all it took.
• ROC champ Marc Stevens, who out-wrestled the wrestler in Jordan Pergola and pounded him mercilessly for the stoppage.

Full results:

John Beneduce (Insight-154lbs) vs. Dave Sachs (Pittsburgh FC-155lbs)
Sachs via unanimous decision.

Eddie Fyvie (Team Renzo-156lbs) vs. Biff Walizer (Team Red Lion-154lbs)
Fyvie via KO at 3:44 of Round One.

Brian McLaughlin (Hudson Valley JJ-156lbs) vs. Mike Tierney (MMA of Southern Maine-150lbs)
McLaughlin via armbar at 0:32 of Round One.

Ring of Combat XV: Brian McLaughlin submits Mike Tierney with an armbar - Photo by Tom DeFazio

McLaughlin cranks an armbar to submit Tierney

Mark Berraciol (Real Fighting Dojo-172lbs) vs. James Gabert (Team Serra/Longo-170lbs)
Berraciol via rear naked choke at 2:13 of Round Two.

Riche Boine (Team Tiger Schulmann-170lbs) vs. Joseph Aviles (Jungle Gym-166lbs)
Aviles via KO at 1:30 of Round Three.

Charlie Brenneman (Cambria Martial Arts-169lbs) vs. Jordan Damon (Team Balance-161lbs)
Brenneman via doctor stoppage due to cut at 2:20 of Round One.

Doug Gordon (Elite BJJ-170lbs) vs. Andrew Calendrelli (Calendrelli/Bombsquad-170lbs)
Calandrelli via majority decision.

Jordan Pergola (Bellmore Kickboxing-186lbs) vs. Marc Stevens (TaiKai-185lbs)
Stevens via ref stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 2:58 of Round One.

Erik Charles (Bombsquad-185lbs) vs. Gabriel Toribio (Team Serra/Longo-180lbs)
Charles via KO at 0:32 of Round One.

Lance Everson (Boneyard-185lbs) vs. Dan Karnbauer (FTP Fighting Systems-189lbs)
Everson via ref stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 2:41 of Round One.

Mike Massenzio (Ironhorse MMA-186lbs) vs. Dustin Cook (Team Massaro/Careccio Boxing-185lbs)
Massenzio via rear naked choke at 2:21 of Round Two.

Ring of Combat XV: Ricardo Romero sends Bryce Harrell reeling with a front kick - Photo by Tom DeFazio

Romero sends Bryce Harrell reeling with a front kick

Ricardo Romero (Advanced Martial Arts-205lbs) vs. Bryce Harrell (MFS/KOA-204lbs)
Romero via tap out due to strikes at 2:09 of Round One.

John Clarke (CTMMA-206lbs) vs. Sean McCann (Team Endgame-205lbs)
Clarke via kneebar at 2:04 of Round Two.

John Doyle (Round One-207lbs) vs. Alexander Lazebnikov (Powerhouse Kickboxing-204lbs)
Doyle via ref stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 3:21 of Round One.

JUNE 29th, 2007

Ring of Combat


"Capitale" Punishment/By EricJoza

Friday June 29th, 2007 – Chinatown, NYC- World Champion Louis Neglia presents the latest installment of New York City’s Premier Kickboxing Series – Combat at the Capitale.

Boine after his victory

As is the norm for this venue it was again a sell out crowd in attendance to watch the fists fly & the kicks connect. The main event featured local TSMMA fighter Rich "The Puerto Rican Pit-bull" Bione, as he looked to continue his winning streak against Pakistan Eagle fighter Yaser Sauket. Yaser landed a low blow early in the match which fired up the TSMMA fighter and led to the first round TKO for Boine who hasn't lost a fight in several months.

Bellmore Kickboxing student Seth Tiringer provided the highlight of the night with his vicious Roundhouse KO of Scott Conlon. If you blinked you might of missed the lightning quick kick to the head.

The co-main event rematch between Uriah Hall & James "B-52" Smith was strong enough for the loyal Capitale crowd to be the sole main event as these two waged war in their first match up with Smith winning the decision. This time the table was turned as Hall dictated the pace of the match and pulled out the unanimous decision victory over Smith. I assume that a rubber match is now in order since each fighter now holds a victory over the other.

Neglia Competition Team student Brent Appiarus made quick work of Dragon Martial Arts fighter Ed Fahey. Appiarus simply out punched his opponent to the point that the referee would not allow the match to continue after the first round.
Neglia Competition Team student s Andrea D'Angelo won via unanimous decision over Monica Bermudez.

Full Results

Mens Muay Thai 152lb. Limit

Anthony Phillip (TSMMA) V. Russell Williams (Ground Competition) Phillips wins via TKO at 1:53 of R1

Mens Muay Thai 135lb. Limit

Joey Format (Ardon’s Sweet Science) V. Lewis Cassner (Eternal Martial Arts)-Format wins via unanimous decision

Mens Muay Thai 188lbs. Limit

Scott Conlon (Alternate Fitness) V. Seth Tiringer (Bellmore Kickboxing)-Tiringer wins via KO at :23 of R2.

**Photo of Tiringer uloading on Conlon

Mens Muay Thai 139lb Limit

Keith Morris (Longo Competition Team) V. Tom Desmond (Eternal Martial Arts)-Morris wins via unanimous decision

Mens Muay Thai 155lb. Limit

Jim Rivera (TSMMA) V. Joey Allen (Ardon’s Sweet Science)-Rivera wins via unanimous decision

Mens Muay Thai 166lb. Limit

Boris Vuiton (Tae Sun Fighters) V. Koran Dunbar (Eternal Martial Arts)-Dunbar wins via TKO at :00 R2 (could not answer the bell for R2)

Mens Muay Thai 155lb. Limit

Brent Appiarus (Neglia Competition Team) V. Ed Fahey (Dragon V Martial Arts)-Appiarus wins via TKO at :00 R2.

Womens Kickboxing 119lb. Limit

Andrea D'Angelo (Neglia Competition Team) V. Monica Bermudez (Shaolin Self Defense)-D’Angelo wins via unanimous decision

Mens Muay Thai 166lb. Limit

Chris Enger (Longo Competition Team) V. Tony Flores (Ardon’s Sweet Science)-Enger wins via unanimous decision

Mens Muay Thai 145lb. Limit

Nick Pace (TSMMA) V. Nick Harrison (Weapon’s 9)-Pace wins via unanimous decision

Pro-Mens Muay Thai 179lb. Limit International Rules

Joe Gregory (World Karate) V. Kurt Moats (Eternal Martial Arts)-Gregory wins via TKO R2.

Pro Mens Kick Boxing –USA V. Jamaica 126lb. Limit

Devon Cormack (Kingston, Jamaica) V. Matt Berman (Bellmore Kickboxing)-Bout ruled a DRAW after 4 hard fought rounds.

Pro Muay Thai 205lb. Limit

James "B-52" Smith (Black Thaiger Academy) V. Uriah Hall (TSMMA)-Hall wins via unanimous decision

**Photo of Hall and Smith facing off

Exhibition Mens Kickboxing 220lb Limit

Andrei Kapylou (Volfson M.A.-Russia) V. Boris- Baryon Kapylou wins via TKO R2.

Main Event

Pro Mens Muay Thai 165lb. Limit – International Rules USA V. Pakistan

Rich Boine (TSMMA-USA) V. Yaser Sauket (Eagle Martial Arts-Pakistan)-Boine wins via TKO R1.- Look out for Boine’s heavy hands!

Lets not forget the Ring Girls


Another great night of action from Promoter Louis Neglia for more information on upcoming events please visit

Eric Joza

April 27th, 2007

Ring of Combat 14

Atlantic City, NJ

Ring of Combat 14 – Tournament of Champions Finals -Three New Champions Crowned

 April 27, 2007, Atlantic City-New Jersey-World Champion Promoter Louis Neglia's Ring of Combat Tournament Finals provided another night of excitement for the thousands of fans in attendance at the sold out Tropicana Resort and Casino. The Ring of Combat series has provided some of the best MMA on the east coast and tonight was no exception.

24 Fighters from all over the country made their way to the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City to compete in the tournament but there can be only one winner in each weight class and tonight we got down to the nitty-gritty. The 6 finalists did not hold anything back, we had knock-outs, we had submissions and at the end of the night the three winners of the tournament went home with championship belts & their pockets a lot heavier with their share of the $100,000.00 dollar purse.

The tournament finalists were as follows:

Lightweight Division

Team Quests Ian "The Barn Owl" Loveland emerged from one end of the bracket to face Marylands  Renzo Gracie/Team Ground Control fighter James "Binky" Jones. 

On Paper is seemed that Loveland would have his way with Jones due to his experience and quality of opponents, But Jones was not to be denied this evening. The Jiu-Jistu Fighter got the fight to the ground and endured some of Loveland's ground and pound while stringing together submission attempts and eventually locked up Loveland's arms in a deep arm-bar for the submission victory.

James "Binky" Jones is the new Ring of Combat Light Weight Champion!!!





Welterweight Division

Texas native Todd "The maniac" Moore has run through his opponents and was set to face undefeated New York native Phillipe Nover representing Team Insight. Unfortunately Mr. Nover suffered a shoulder injury while training and could not face Moore in the finals, so his semi-finals opponent Jay "Deisel" Coleman gets the spot in the Finals. This was an interesting match up on paper as both fighters are at the upper echelon of the weight class, Moore did not give the Rhino fighter a chance to display his abilities as he shot in on Coleman and forced the referee stoppage via unanswered strikes from the guard to secure the Ring of Combat Welterweight Championship in 52 seconds of the first round.

Todd "The Maniac" Moore is the New Ring of Combat Welterweight Champion!!!


Middleweight Division

Marc Stevens has been on a bit of a tear of late winning his last 3 fights; his opponent Jason House showed tons of heart in the semi-finals match against Rhino Fighter & Marco Ruas Black belt Erick Tavares. Tavares was beating the hell out of House until his corner changed their game plan in the second round and chopped Tavares down with Thai kicks for the TKO ref stoppage and advancement. So we know there is no quit in House, this match up was very intriguing as these two guys almost mirror each other in their aggressiveness. This was the most exciting fight of the night as both men traded punches, kicks and takedowns for the full three round. Stevens was the aggressor and controlled the pace of the match and it resulted in a unanimous decision victory for Marc Stevens.

Marc Stevens is the new Ring of Combat Middleweight Champion!!!

Full results

Preliminary bouts

171lb. Limit Carmine Zocchi (Rhino Fight Team) V. Brian McLaughlin (Hudson Valley BJJ)

McLaughlin wins via rear naked choke at 1:57 R1.

147lb. Limit Joseph Spataro (Evolution Combat Club) V. Khristian Geraci (Pittsburgh Fight Club)

Geraci wins via Triangle choke at 2:56 of R1.

205lb. Limit Dan Karnbauer (Real Combat Fight Club) V. Brendan Barrett (Ronin Athletics/Rhino/Wat Gym)

Barrett wins via TKO at 1:07 of R1.

142lb. Limit Shennen Maceo (TSMMA) V. Steven DeAngeles (Rhino Fight Team)

Maceo wins via split decision after two rounds.

Light Weight Championship  Tournament Finals James "Binky" Jones (Renzo Gracie/Ground Control) V. Ian "Barn Owl" Loveland (Team Quest).

Jones wins via arm-bar submission at 3:17 R1. Jones is the new Lt. Weight Champion.

160lb. Limit Nardu Debrah (Team Insight) V. Ido Pariente (Israel-Team Pariente)

Pariente wins via TKO referee stoppage (Knee strikes to the head).

Middleweight Championship -Tournament Finals Marc Stevens (Tai Kai Jiu-Jitsu) V. Jason House (Janjira Gym – Texas)

Marc Stevens wins via Unanimous Decision. – Stevens is the new ROC Middelweight Champion.

190lb. Limit Erick Tavares (Rhino Fight Team) V. Mike Massenzio (Jerry Jones Ultimate MA)

Massenzio wins via Rear Naked Choke at 3:34 R1.

 182lb. Limit Erik Charles (Bomb Squad) V. Lyman Good (TSMMA)

Good wins via TKO at 0:00 of R2 – could not answer the bell due to a broken foot.

Welterweight Championship – Tournament Finals  Jay "Deisel" Coleman (Rhino Fight Team) V. Todd "The Maniac" Moore (Houston BJJ)

Moore wins via TKO referee stoppage (Unanswered strikes from the guard) at :52 R1-Moore is the new Welterweight Champion!!!

More Photos of this event:

Photo of Ido Pariente (left) enroute to victory over Nardu Debrah (right)

Pariente won via TKO referee stopped contest due to knee strikes to the head.







 TSMMA's Lyman Good wins again!








Here's the kick which ended the fight betweens Lyman Good (left) and Erick Charles (right)








Erick Charles's foot.

That's got to hurt!








That's right! "Mr International" himself MMA Superstar Shonie Carter and NJSACB Counsel Mr.Nick Lembo








Another great night of MMA action from Promoter Louis Neglia

March 16th, 2007

Ring of Combat XIII

Atlantic City, NJ



Two things that can be said for most casinos… 1) there are no clocks on the wall and no concept of time, 2) there are no windows to see the weather. For USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia, his "RING OF COMBAT XIII – Tournament of Champions" was a welcome escape from the elements. Held on March 16, 2007 at The Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the 'combat' began trying to get down to the venue. The morning of the event, the Northeast was hit with a Spring welcoming snowstorm. Although Atlantic City saw mostly rain and wind, the towns north saw snow, hail, rain and numerous accidents on the highways heading down to Atlantic City. Was the drive to Atlantic City for the "RING OF COMBAT XIII – Tournament of Champions" Professional MMA event worth it? You bet it was.

While it was obvious that some people were not able to attend, the fighters were there and ready to get into the ring. The hearty and enthusiastic fans that made it to "RING OF COMBAT XIII – Tournament of Champions", were treated to Preliminary Bouts and the Semi-Finals for the "TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS" to be held on April 27, 2007 at The Tropicana Casino and Resorts in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

"RING OF COMBAT XIII – Tournament of Champions" was sanctioned by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (NJSACB), Commissioner Larry Hazzard Sr. and was additionally USKBA ACTION SPORTS Sanctioned.

NJSACB Official Results and Suspensions:
ROC Lightweight Semi-Finals
James "Binky" Jones win via 3 rounds unanimous decision vs. Jay Estrada.
(Judges Ray Martin and Fred Fitzgerald 30-27 and Judge Cardo Urso 29-28 / Referee Kevin Mulhall)
ROC Lightweight Semi-Finals
Ian Loveland win via tapout due to guillotine choke at 1:22 of Round 1 vs. Rich Boine.
(Referee Dan Miragliotta)
ROC Welterweight Semi-Finals
Phillipe Nover win via tapout due to kimura at 3:00 of Round 1 vs. Jay Coleman.
(Referee Kevin Mulhall)
ROC Welterweight Semi-Finals
Todd Moore win via TKO referee stoppage (elbows) at 3:06 of Round 1 vs. Colin O'Rouke.
(Referee Kevin Mulhall)
ROC Middleweight Semi-Finals
Marc Stevens win via TKO referee stoppage (punches) at 3:59 of Round 1 vs. Landon Showalter.
(Referee Dan Miragliotta)
ROC Middleweight Semi-Finals
Jason House win via TKO referee stoppage (kicks) at 2:42 of Round 1 vs. Erick Tavares.
(Referee Dan Miragliotta)
Preliminary Bout
Shennen Maceo win via TKO referee stoppage (punches) at 2:11 of Round 1 vs. Kristian Geraci.
(Referee Kevin Mulhall)
Preliminary Bout
Anthony LaDonna win via unanimous decision (two rounds) vs. Seth Tiringer.
(Judges Fred Fitzgerald and Cardo Urso 20-17 and Judge Ray Martin 19-18 / Tiringer penalized one point in Round 1 for foul-small joint manipulation / Referee Kevin Mulhall)
Preliminary Bout
George Sullivan win via TKO referee stoppage (punches) at 2:08 of Round 1 vs. Dave Porter.
(Referee Kevin Mulhall)
Preliminary Bout
Carmine Zocchi win via tapout due to rear naked choke at 2:28 of Round 1 vs. Don Wagner.
(Referee Dan Miragliotta)
Preliminary Bout
Jordan Pergola win via verbal submission at 3:44 of Round 2 vs. Joe Diamond.
(Joe Diamond suspended 60 days / Referee Dan Miragliotta)

NJSACB Officials; NJSACB Representative – Nick Lembo, Esq. / Timekeeper – Ray Ryan / Ringside Physicians – Dr.Michael Kelly, Dr. Marc Shaber and Dr. Blair Bergen / Referees – Dan Miragliotta and Kevin Mulhall / Judges – Fred Fitzgerald, Ray Martin and Cardo Urso / Inspectors – Lou Turco, Gary Gudzak, John Mazzola, John Viggiano, Bob Levy, Steve Erickson and Mike Morrison.

Make sure you mark the date of April 27, 2007, as "RING OF COMBAT XIV – Tournament of Champions" rolls into The Tropicana Casino and Resorts in Atlantic City, New Jersey. There will be Preliminary Bouts and the Finals of the "TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS".

For additional information on "RING OF COMBAT XIII – Tournament of Champions", or any USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia future events, visit the event website at

Combat at the Capitale – A night of Knockouts!

By Eric Joza Friday February 2nd, 2007 – New York City, New York -The Landmark Capitale was the place to be for the best kickboxing action in New York City. As always a sell out – standing room only crowd filled the Capitale for a night of pugilism. Many local Pro MMA fighters have tested & sharpened their striking abilities at Louis Neglia's "Combat at the Capitale" series over the years. Tonight was no exception as some of the future local MMA studs put on their gloves and let their fists & kicks do the talking. With 20 matches on the card there was no shortage of excitement tonight, half of the matches ended in dramatic fashion by either KO or TKO. **Photo of Mike Saracino and Nick Malta mixing it up **Photo of Derek "The Corporate Raider" Riddick after his victory Full Results Men's Kickboxing 210lb. Limit-Slava Artyukh (Vofson's Karate) Def. Justin Moxely via TKO at 1:29 R3 Men's Muay Thai 135lb. Limit -Michael Sinaniev (TSMMA) Def. Chris Tran (Weapons 9) via Split Decision Men's Muay Thai 195lb. Limit-Nicholas Vaughn (Wat Gym) Def. Ron Vasconcelos (+1 Defense System) via Unan. Dec. Men's Muay Thai 150lb. Limit-Brent Appiarius (Neglia Competition Team) Def. Tom Desmond (Eternal Martial Arts) via TKO at 1:26 R1 Men's Muay Thai 140lb. Limit-Nick Pace (TSMMA) Def. Stanley Pradel (Wat Gym) via unanimous Decision. Men's Muay Thai 170lb. Limit-Nabiah (Team Longo) Def. Phil Johnson (Shotokan) via TKO R2 Women's Kickboxing 144lb. Limit-Melissa Bopp (TSMMA) Def. Maria Brannvall (Tae Sun) via Unanimous Decision Women's Muay Thai 120lb. Limit-Andrea DeAngelo (Neglia Competition Team) Def. Sage Hepner (Shigaisen) via TKO R2 Men's Muay Thai 175lb. Limit-Thad Campbell (TSMMA) Def. Zack Hudgions Eternal Martial Arts via Unanimous Decision Men's Muay Thai 160lb. Limit-Corey Miller (TSMMA) Def. Tony Flores (Ardon Sweet Science) via KO at: 49 R1 Men's Muay Thai 150lb Limit-Brent Appiarius (Cambell Kickboxing) Def. Tom Desmond (Eternal Martial Arts) via TKO 1:26 R1 Men's Muay Thai Championship 140lb. Limit (VACANT)Kevin Kirk (Valaro's) Def. Richard de Los Reyes (+1 Defense) via split decision Kirk is the new WKA North East Regional Champion Women's Kickboxing 122lb. Limit-Sofia Gegovic (TSMMA) Def. June Chin (Cormack Kickboxing) via Unanimous Dec. Men's Kickboxing Championship 155lb Limit Carl Beams (Garguilo/Rhino) Def. Chris Suder (Eternal Martial Arts) via KO: 58 R1 Beams retains his title Men's Muay Thai Championship 205lb. Limit (VACANT) -Zadie Morris (Ultimate Gym) Def. Thomas Anikiewicz (Wat Gym) via KO: 26 R1 Morris is the new Champion Men's Kickboxing 165lb. Limit-Nick Malta (Garguilo) Def. Mike Saracino (Bellmore Kickboxing) via unanimous decision Men's Kickboxing 175lb. Limit -Joe Gregory (World Karate/Rhino) Def. Jake Schaper (Eternal Martial Arts) via KO: 19 R1 Men's Muay Thai 174lb. Limit -Derek Riddick (Weapons 9/ Wat Gym) Def. Don Wagner (Team Vicious) via KO: 45 R2 Men's Kickboxing 168lb. Limit -Rich Boine (TSMMA) Def. Paul Mann (Eternal Martial Arts) via KO: 12 R3 Main Event – Men's Kickboxing USA V. Puerto Rico – Non Title bout-Chris Algieri – WKA Champion (Ghost Kickboxing) Def. Orlando "Tiki" Sanchez Ruiz. P.R Champion (Koga Ryu) via TKO :00 R4. Ruiz couldn't answer the bell for the 4th round. Next up is the 2nd round of the Ring of Combat tournament on March 16th at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information visit or E.Joza-Assistant Editor

February 2nd, 2007

Ring of Combat Combat at The Capitale Provides Combative Sports Excitement in Rich Upscale Facility When World Kickboxing Champion Louis Neglia entertains the New York Martial Arts community, he heads straight to The Capitale. His event packs the house and it just keeps getting better with every show. With all his years of experience and entourage of local and talented fighters, Neglia’s events rank as high as any UFC event, in terms of excitement and entertainment. As there’s no sanctioned MMA events yet in New York, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Boxing bouts dominated the fight card. Fighters from Tiger Schulmann, Neglia Competition Team, and Rhino Fight Team fought and battled. But fans of this upscale evening of fun were the real winners. MMA celebrities Matt “The Terror” Serra, Pete “Drago” Sell, and top-ranked women's MMA fighter Laura D’Auguste, mingled in the crowd to everyone’s delight. Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Association (AMMAA) founder, Augie Schumatti said the NYC venue is a momentous event. And as Louis Neglia continues to build his events in future years, the City is sure to reap the benefits that come from thousands of people flocking to his special evenings. Neglia keeps the excitement rolling next month as his Ring of Combat returns to The Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, for the semi-finals of their purse-rich event. Tickets for this often sold-out event can be obtained by calling 718-372-9089 or 516-294-6313, or by visiting Combat at the Capitale and Ring of Combat are produced by Louis Neglia and Ray Longo. Promotional sponsor, supplement manufacturer, MHP deserves recognition for supporting the event as they are committed to the martial arts athlete. Check out their supplements at

November 17, 2006

Ring of Combat XII

Tournament of Champions – Round I

By Eric Joza

Friday November 17th, 2006 – Atlantic City, New Jersey- Promoter Louis Neglia's 12th installment of the highly successful Ring of Combat series is a bit of a throwback to the early days of MMA when the elimination tournament was the hot ticket in town.

The Ring of Combat assembled an impressive group of up and comers who are looking to claim their spots among the best of the best. With three weight classes and 4 fights per division in the first round of action it promised to be one hell of a show. The great crowd at the Tropicana was not disappointed tonight as the young studs let their fists & submissions do the talking. Winners will advance to the 2nd round (March 16th 2007) to determine the finalists for the third and final round (April 27, 2007) and be crowned tournament Champions in each weight division a la Pride Grand Prix style.

We had some of the best teams in the country competing for tonight for advancement to the championship round. Team Quest, Team Serra Longo, Rhino Fight Team, and Team TSK to name a few. This was an action packed card that kept the crowd cheering through out the evening.

The Brawl of the night had to go to Landon "The Show" Showalter & Don "The Hammer" Wagner. Showalter was the sharper more experienced fighter but Wagner should change his nickname to "Heart" because he showed tons of it while taking the worst of the striking exchange. Wagner would not take a step back he kept coming and almost stole the second round with a flurry of hooks and uppercuts. But it was too little too late as the judges ruled the unanimous decision for the "Show".

The match between TSK fighter Rich Bione & Rhino's Kevin Roddy kept the crowd on the edge of their seats. Bione was the superior striker as he nailed Roddy at will while the fight remained standing. The ground though was Roddy?s turf as he nearly submitted Bione with an arm bar late in the first round and dominated Bione on the ground in the second round as well. The bout was ruled a draw and another round was ordered up; Bione wanted no part of Roddy's ground game and landed a hard right hand that knock Roddy down and resulted in the TKO referee stoppage at :30 seconds of R3 for the TSK fighter.

The submission of the night has to go to Team Serra Longo soldier Joey Scarola with the slick arm bar finish of Will Kerr after escaping a tight guillotine choke in the first minute of action. Scarola is a guy to watch out for, as he is solid all around but lethal on the ground.

The Knock out of the night goes to the Rhino Fight Team's Jay "Diesel" Coleman as he silenced the entire arena with the devastating knock out of Team TSK's Dominic Dellagatta. There was no love loss between these two camps as these two fight teams have been warring since the late 1990?s for Tri-State bragging rights. Like the Hatfields and McCoys; Team TSK & Team Rhino share common ground and there seems to be some border issues that need to be resolved. I am sure this is not the last time these two teams will face each other.

Keep your eyes on Team Renzo rep Colin O'Rourke as he dominated Yon Guenechea  & begins his rise in the ranks.

Team Quest fighter Mike Dolce & Wreck Room's Mitch Whitesel had a very competitive match that resulted in a unanimous decision victory for Dolce.

Here are the full results

Preliminary Bouts

140lb Weight Class:Joe Bentz (Fight Factory) V. Steve Vitti (Rhino Fight Team) Winner: Steve Vitti via triangle choke at 2:50 R2.

165lb. Weight Class:Joe Scarola (Serra Longo) V. Bill Worfolk Winner: Joe Scarola via arm bar at 1:51 R1.

1st round Light Weight Tournament matches

Charles Wilson (Double Tap Fight Crew) V. James "Binky" Jones (Ground Control/Renzo)Winner: James Jones via unanimous decision, Jones advances to face winner Estrada/English.

Kevin Roddy (Rhino Fight Team) V. Rich Bione (TSK)Winner: Rich Bione via TKO (referee stoppage) :20 R3, Bione advances to face Loveland.

Ian Loveland (Team Quest) V. Will Kerr (Strikezone)Winner: Ian Loveland via Guillotine  at 3:22 R1, Loveland advances to face Bione.


Alternate: Ido Pariente (Israel)

1st Round Welter Weight Tournament Matches

Dominic Dellagatta (TSK) V. Jay Coleman (Rhino Fight Team)Winner: Jay Coleman via KO at :38 seconds of R1, Coleman advances to face Nover.

Yon "Barrena" Guenechua (FFA Young Tiger Foundation) V. Colin O'Rourke (Renzo Gracie)Winner: O?Rourke via submission (tap-out due to strikes) at 2:11 R1, O'Rourke advances to face Moore.

Phillipe Nover (Insight) V. Abner Lloveras (Esport Rogent-BTT) Winner: Nover via split decision, Nover advances to face Coleman.

Jamie Toney (Jorge Gurgel) V. Todd Moore (Houston BJJ- Revolution Dojo.Winner: Moore via split decision, Moore advances to face O'Rourke.

 1st Round Middle Weight Tournament Matches

Landon "The Show" Showalter (Charlie's Combat Club) V. Don "The Hammer" Wagner (Shido Seimei M.A.)Winner: Showalter via unanimous decision, Showalter advances to face Marc Stevens.

Hansel "The machine" Calderon (Young Tigers Foundation/Florida Freestyle) V. Marc Stevens (Tai Kai Jiu Jitsu)Winner: Marc Stevens via unanimous decision, Stevens advances to face Showalter.

Johnny Carson (Hit Academy) V. Jason House (Jan Jira Gym)Winner: House via submission (Guillotine) at 1:05 R2, House advances to face Dolce.

Mitch Whitesel (Wreck Room Athletics) V. Mike Dolce (Team Quest)Winner: Dolce via unanimous decision, Dolce advances to face House.

The second round is promising to be even better than the first, hold on to your seats MMA fight fans the action is just getting started.

See you guys March 16th for Round 2.

September 29, 2006


by Eric Jozaw

New York City, September 29th, 2006.-Promoter Louis Neglia provided another installment of New York City's premier kick boxing show. It was another standing room only sellout crowd at the landmark "Capitale".

With fighters from some of the best schools in the tri-state area competing there was no shortage of action to keep the crowd on the edge of their seats

Here are the full results:

Kick Boxing Mens' 205lb. Limit

Slava Artyukh (Volfson Karate School) V. Justin Moxley (Eternal Martial Arts) Moxley wins via a unanimous decision

Mens' Muay Thai 138lb. Limit

Yusef Walker (Team Extreme) V. Paul Mann (Eternal Martial Arts) Walker wins via unanimous decision

Men?s Kickboxing 138lb. Limit

Chris Tran (Weapons 9) V. Tateki Matsoda (Sityo Dtong)  Tateki Matsoda wins by Decision.

Men's Kickboxing 170lb. Limit

Jason Whitney (Chong Hyo) V. Jake Shaper (Eternal Martial Arts) Shaper wins via TKO R2.

Men's Muay Thai Bout 195 lb. Limit

Nick Vaughn (Wat Gym) V. Jason Thompson (Mountain Storm Kickboxing) Vaughn wins via TKO R2

Men's Muay Thai 165lb.

Tony Flores (Ardon's Sweet Science) V. Ethan Hayward ( Plus One Defense Systems) Flores wins via Unanimous decision

Men's Kickboxing 189 lb.

Wayne Barrett ( Extreme) V Robbie Plotkin (Kempo Martial Arts) Barrett wins via split decision

NYS Women's Kickboxing Championship 119lb limit

Adrian Iglesia (America's Finest Gym) V. Chritine Rosa -NYS Champ (Longo) Rosa wins via unanimous decision- retains title

Men's Kickboxing Bout 155lb. limit

Mike Saracino (Bellmore) V. Nicky Malta ( Gargulio) Malta wins via unanimous decision

Regional Kickboxing Championship 159lb. limit    

Joe Diable (Longo) V. Mike McCloud (Kempo Martial Arts) Diable wins via unanimous decision- Diable is the New Champion!!!

Regional International Rules Championship 189 lb. Limit  

Chris Presta (Bellmore) V. Scott Conlin

Presta wins via TKO R1.- Presta is the new Champ!!!

Tri-State Kickboxing Championship 155lb. Limit

Carl Beams (Gargulio/Rhino) V. Boris Vouton (Tae Sun)  Beams wins via unanimous decision

Men's Muay Thai Bout 174 limit

Derrick Riddick V. Michael McEachean (Warrior House) Riddick wins via TKO R2

NY State Muay Thai Championship 168 lb. Limit

Eli Lasalle (Extreme) V. Andreas Gal (Ardon's sweet science Lasalle wins via unanimous decision- New Champion!!!


International Kickboxing Championship 154 lb. limit

Chris Algieri -USA- (World Champion) (Muaro Ghost) V. Peter Kaljevic (Int. Champ-Yugoslavia) Algieri wins via unanimous decision- Defends title & secures International title!!!!

June 23, 2006


Friday June 23rd 2006- Chinatown, NYC- It was a rainy night in New York City and the action was hot inside the Capitale for the latest installment of Promoter Louis Neglia's "Combat at the Capitale".

It was another standing room only Sell-Out crowd!

**Photo of New Champ Will Hamilton



1st Match, TSK's Sophia Gegovic and Team Longo representative Christine Rosa stepped in to the ring for the WKA women's featherweight title match. Gegovic and Rosa waged a war from the first bell, both fighters traded blows relentlessly.

An unbelievable pace that showed how much dedication to conditioning is required to compete at this level. The match was very close but Rosa was able to press the action against Gegovic to edge out the split decision victory over the very tough TSK fighter and secure the WKA Womens' Featherweight title.

*Photo of Christina Rosa



TSK's Uriah Hall faced off against Weapon Swat team's Jim "B52" Smith in a heavy weight Muay Thai match. These two big men went toe to toe for the entire match with Jim Smith securing the unanimous decision victory. A very good match up.

Andy & Hardip Singh put on quite a battle for the WKA N.E. 120lb. Muay Thai championship. The two lightweight fighters put on one of the most entertaining matches of the evening with their high paced kickboxing clinic. Andy Singh was the "sharper" of the two and out worked Hardip to capture the Championship via a unanimous decision after five hard fought rounds. 

**Photo of Singh vs Singh



The main event of the evening pitted Steven Richards from the Extreme LaCosta team against another TSK bruiser in Will Hamilton. Hamilton rocked Richards late in the first round, which forced the doctor to check on Richards. The Doctor stopped the match in between rounds to the disappointment of the Extreme corner and the crowd who were very much in to this match as the two fighters battled intensely for the first round.

A rematch is the best way to appease the unhappy Extreme team and I am sure that Will Hamilton would like nothing else but to let his blows finish the fight. Hamilton's win made it a winning night for the TSK contingent who finished the evening with a 5-4 record against some very stiff competition.

Here are the evenings full results 

142lb. Limit Chris Tran (Weapon 9) Vs. Nicholas Pace (TSK)- Pace wins via unanimous decision

135lb. Limit Lisa Mills (Sitan Gym) Vs. Melissa Bopp (TSK)- Bopp wins via a split decision

152lb. Limit Steven Rodriguez (Extreme Lacosta) Vs. Corey Miller (TSK)-Miller wins via KO R1 Miller overwhelmed Rodriguez.

180lb Limit Chris Presta (Bellmore kickboxing) V. Kevin Smith (Extreme Lacosta)-Presta wins via a unanimous decision

160lb. Limit Royal Pediford (Extreme Lacosta) V. Rich Boin (TSK)- Boin wins via a unanimous decision

Women's 110lb WKA N.Y. Featherweight Championship Christine Rosa (Longo Competition Team) Vs. Sofia Gegovic (TSK)- Rosa wins via a Split decision- Rosa is the new Champion!!

145lb. Limit Chris Enger (Longo Competition Team) Vs. Andras Gal (Ardon's Sweet Science)- Gal wins a via split decision

*Photo of Andras Gal stalking Chris Enger

122lb. Limit Gizely Andrade (Sitan Gym) Vs. Katyln Chookagian (TSK)- Andrade wins via a unanimous decision

 160lb. LimitDavid Huegliardi (Atlas Gym) Vs. Robbie Protkin (Kempo)-Protkin wins via a unanimous decision


200lb. Limit Muay Thai Jim "B52" Smith (Weapons Swat Gym) Vs. Uriah Hall (TSK)-Smith wins via a unanimous decision

WKA 145lb. Welterweight kickboxing Championship Mark Fileccia (Atlas Gym) Vs. David Gonzalez (TSK) Fileccia wins via a unanimous decision- Fileccia is the new Welterweight Champion!!

WKA 160lb. Limit Regional Championship "Evil" Joe Diable (Longo Competition Team) Vs. Mike McCloud (Kempo)- McCloud wins via split decision- McCloud is the new Champion.

WKA N.E. 120lb Limit Muay Thai Championship Andy Singh (Extreme Lacosta) Vs. Hardip Singh (Scotland)- Andy Singh wins via a unanimous decision – Andy Singh is the new Champion!!

171lb. Limit Muay Thai Derrick Riddick (Weapons Swat Gym) Vs. Daivve Octanbayor (Americas Finest)- Riddick wins via TKO at 2:42 of R3.



*Photo of Derrick Riddick after his victory




WKA U.S. 179lb Super Light Heavy Weight Muay Thai Championship Steven Richards (Master K/Extreme Lacosta) Vs. Will Hamilton (TSK) Hamilton wins via TKO (Doctor stoppage) at 0:00 R2.

Hamilton was on his way to a clear victory the doctor simply saved Richards from unnecessary punishment.

Another good show from promoter Louis Neglia, don't miss the star studded July 7th Ring of Combat 11at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City New Jersey.

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Photographs and story by Eric Joza- Asssistant Editor/Photographer – FFI

**Photo of Derrick Riddick vs. Daivve Octanbayor







April 14, 2006




USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia made his triumphant return to Atlantic City with "RING OF COMBAT 10", a night of Championship Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai Kickboxing all in one show. On April 14, 2006, The sold out Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey, played host to this Championship Event.

Going into this event, everyone knew the rematch between SHENNEN MACEO and RAMI IBRAHIM was going to be a war. This time, they were getting into the ring to fight for the USKBA Thaiboxing Super Lightweight World Championship Title. And fight they did! Scheduled for five 3-minute rounds, this bout went the distance. Although both fighters threw an assortment of punches and kicks, it seemed that Ibrahim concentrated on kicking with punches and Maceo concentrated on punching with kicking. Don't get us wrong… both fighters were effective with their assortment of punches and kicks and this bout definitely showed some of the best fighting that Thaiboxing has to offer. A review of the judges' scorecards showed that the scoring was exactly the same for every round and, therefore, for the final tally. Round 1 went to Maceo 10-9 on all three judges' scorecards. Round 2 went to Ibrahim 10-9 on all three judges' scorecards. Round 3 went to Ibrahim 10-9 on all three judges' scorecards. Round 4 went to Maceo 10-9 on all three judges' scorecards. At the end of four rounds, this bout was even. The fifth, and final, round went to Maceo by 10-9 on all three judges' scorecards. This close bout was scored 48-47, 48-47, 48-47 in favor of the winner by unanimous decision and USKBA Thaiboxing Super Lightweight World ChampionShennen Maceo. Congratulations to both fighters for a true World Championship Title bout. The fans loved it.

The complete results are as follows:
USKBA Thaiboxing Super Lightweight World Championship Title
- SHENNEN MACEO def Rami Ibrahim by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47).
Ring of Combat MMA Light Heavyweight Championship Title Defense
- PETER "Drago" SELL successfully defended his title by defeating Landon Showalter by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Ring of Combat MMA Welterweight Championship Title
- JESSE MORENG def James "Blinky" Jones by referee stoppage at 3:07 of Round 2.
Ring of Combat MMA Super Middleweight Championship Title
- BILLY CRAPARO def Jay Coleman by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:27 of Round 2.

Preliminary Bouts:
NISSIM LEVY def Ken Gibson by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:47 of Round 1.
LYMAN GOOD def John Zecchino by referee stoppage at 3:37 of Round 2.
GARRETT CARMODY def Joe Thompson by KO at :18 of Round 1.
ELVIS GARCIA def Christian Montes by KO at :17 of Round 1.
FRANK EDGAR def Steve McCabe by submission (choke) at 2:37 of Round 1.

"RING OF COMBAT 10" was held under the auspices of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, Commissioner Larry Hazzard and sanctioned by USKBA ACTION SPORTS. Participating studios; Team TSK, Arizona Combat Sports, Swat Team, Ground Control, Sitan Gym, Pitts Pen, Full Circle Jiu Jitsu, Arlington Kickboxing, Charlie's Combat Club, Estacad, Rhino Fight Team, Fight Factory, Ronin Athletics, Serra-Longo Competition Team. The Ring Announcer was; Peter Neglia.

For information on future USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia events, call 718-372-9089, or visit his websites at;, or

Junior Fighters

January 28, 2006 485 Boulevard,
Elmwood Park, NJ

Congratulations to All Junior Fighters

Saturday night's Junior Fighters event was one of the best yet. Held in Elmwood Park, NJ, every bout gave the crowd an amazing night of action, skill and excitement. Even the exhibition bouts had the audience going wild. All of these kids' hard work and dedication were truly recognized and applauded by all throughout the night.

Highlights included Christine Atiles' (Team Tiger Schulmann) relentless third round TKO against Leua Stephenson (SUSSD); Adam Levy's (Team Tiger Schulmann) amazing 36 second first round win by submission against RJ Starace (Pitts Penn); and Anthony Karperis' (Team Tiger Schulmann) unanimous decision win against Uri Yarmush (Family Martial Arts), winning Anthony the Junior Fighters Regional Champion title.

Congratulations to all of our amazing Junior Fighters. You are all true champions.

Here are the results for the decision bouts:

Tom Desmond (Eternal Martial Arts) vs. Darryl Haze (Team Tiger Schulmann)
Winner: Darryl Haze (Team Tiger Schulmann) by Unanimous Decision

Leua Stephenson (SUSSD) vs. Christine Atiles (Team Tiger Schulmann)
Winner: Christine Atiles (Team Tiger Schulmann) by TKO at 1:15 in the third round.

Eric Vann (Eternal Martial Arts) vs. Anthony Phillips (Team Tiger Schulmann)
Winner: Anthony Phillips (Team Tiger Schulmann) by split decision.

Kevin Ecke (Eternal Martial Arts) vs. Marc Leonard (Team Tiger Schulmann)
Winner: Kevin Ecke (Eternal Martial Arts) by unanimous decision.

RJ Starace (Pitts Penn) vs. Adam Levy (Team Tiger Schulmann)
Winner: Adam Levy (Team Tiger Schulmann) at 36 seconds in the first round by submission.

Uri Yarmush (Family Martial Arts) vs. Anthony Karperis (Team Tiger Schulmann)
Winner: Anthony Karperis (Team Tiger Schulmann) by unanimous decision for the Junior Fighters Regional Championship Title

January 27, 2006


New York City, New York- January 27, 2006-Another sell out crowd filled the Capitale Friday night for the latest installment of New York City's premier kick boxing show.

Promoter Louis Neglia put together a massive 17 bout fight card this evening which produced plenty of action but also felt like a marathon by bout 14 as the event went on well past 1:00am.

The competition was fierce through out the night as some of the best local fight teams squared off this evening.

Team TSK's Katlyn Chookagian upset defending women's WKA Northeast Champion Andrea DeAngelo, the TSK fighter is now the new WKA Northeast women's title holder.

Julio Flores defended his regional 153lb title for the first time against the very tough Frenchman Boris Vuiton. Vuiton's stiff jab & reach created some difficulty for Flores but his aggressive ring control & solid punching led him to victory. 

The match between Team Extreme's Jarrell Miller & Weapon's 9's Jim Smith appeared to be a mismatch based on physical appearance. Smith was ripped, a true physical speciman; while Miller appeared to be shedding quite a bit of weight and was a bit on the flabby side. The Extreme Lacosta fighter was not intimidated by his muscular opponent. The two big men went to war for three rounds with "king kong killer" Miller pulling out the split decision victory. Do not judge a book by it's cover.

The main event of the evening was a rematch between Team Extreme's Terrence "Big T" Connor & former Champion Derrick Riddick out of the Wat Gym. Riddick was not taking Connor lightly this time as he came out swinging for the KO during the first round and actually had Connor reeling at the end of the first round. Lacosta settled his fighter down at the end of the round and sent Connor out to defend his belt. "Big T" did not disappoint, the remaining crowd was on the edge of their seats as both men traded blows all over the ring. It was Connor who landed the finishing strikes in the second round and KO'D Riddick to retain his belt in dramatic fashion.

Full Results

Muay Thai 175lb.

Tito Flores (Ardon sweet science) V. James Panzella (Atlas Gym)

Panzella wins via unanimous decision.

Womens Muay Thai 112lb.

Florina Petcu (Ardon Sweet science) V. Naomi Wolff (5 points Fitness)

Petcu wins via unanimous decision

Men's Kickboxing 170lb.

Vladimir Stanishev (Tae Sun fighters) V. David Huegliaro

Huegliaro wins via unanimous decision

Women's kickboxing 117lb.

Liz Lindstrom (5 points fitness) V. Christine Rosa (Longo Competition team)

Rosa wins via unanimous decision

Kickboxing 139lb.

Nicholas Pace (TSK) V. Jeremy Kearbey (Eternal Martial Arts)

Pace wins via unanimous decision

Kickboxing 146lb.

Vincent Chapple V. Mark Fileccia (Atlas Gym)

Fileccia wins via unanimous decision

Muay Thai 166lb.

Gordon Damon (Wat Gym) V. Chris Egner (Longo Competition)

Bout ruled a DRAW

Muay Thai 200lb

Uriah Hall (TSK) V. Phillipe Ladaille (Tribecca sports)

Hall wins via KO at :57 R2

Muay Thai 135lb.

Little T (Extreme Lacosta) V. Chris Tran (Weapons 9)

Little T via KO at 1:33 R1

WKA Northeast Women's Championship  123lb.

Andrea DeAngelo (Champ, Zarko Academy) V. Katlyn Chookagian (TSK)

Chookagian via unanimous decision- New Champion!!!

Regional Kickboxing Championship 153lb.

Julio Cesar Flores (Champ, Neglia Competition team) V. Boris Vuiton (Tae Sun Fighters)

Flores wins via unanimous decision – retains title.

Muay Thai 229lb.

Jarrell "king kong killer" Miller (Extreme Lacosta) V. Jim "B-52" Smith (Weapons 9)

Miller wins via split decision

Women's Muay Thai 123lb.

Sofia Gegovic (TSK) V. Rima Sidhu (5 Points)

Gegovic wins via unanimous decision

Muay Thai 160lb

James Leonelli (TSK) V. Tony Flores(Ardon Sweet Science)

Flores wins via unanimous decision

Kickboxing 150lb.

Wade Stout (TSK) V. David Davis (Eternal Martial arts)

Davis wins via unanimous decision

Main Event

International Muay Thai Chamionship 174lb.

Terrence "Big T" Connor (Champ, Extreme Lacosta) V. Derek Riddick (Wat Gym)

Connor wins via KO R2 – Connor defends his Title!!!

Another great night of blazing action from Promoter Louis Neglia.

October 29, 2005


(October 29th, Asbury Park, New Jersey) It was a night of sudden knockouts, and surprises at Ring of Combat 9. Over two thousand spectators got to witness more than a few exciting debuts, got to see a storm of leather thrown, and got to cheer on what can only be described as a huge upset in the main event. Highlights of the night included:

  • Rhino Fight Team's scrappy Joe Andujar and his punishing and relentless striking against the game Anthony Spataro.
  • Team Tiger Schulmann's Uriah Hall's fierce (but brief) kickboxing clinic as he sent Mike Iannone to the canvas.
  • Farang Mu Sul's Marlon Sims as he nailed the short left hook, knocking out jiu-jitsu brown belt Danny Suarez and earning the Ring of Combat belt.


  • Frank Edgar (Team Rhino-153lbs) vs. Mark Getto (Advanced Fighting-150lbs)
    Edgar via ref stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 4:21 of R1.

  • Joe Andujar (Team Rhino-155lbs) vs. Anthony Spataro (Farang Mu Sul-155lbs)
    Andujar via ref stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 3:06 of R1.

  • John Swangler (freestyle-197lbs) vs. Ken Gibson (Farang Mu Sul-192lbs)
    No Contest at 0:23 due to a cut opened up by an illegal knee from Gibson – this one was bloody as hell.

  • Mike McQuade (freestyle-182lbs) vs. Phillipe Nover (Team Renzo/UDS-176lbs)
    Nover via KO at 0:16 of R1.

  • Jay Coleman (Team Rhino-183lbs) vs. David Porter (East End Martial Arts-183lbs)
    Coleman via ref stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 0:39 of R1.

  • Adam Fearon (Team Rhino-178lbs) vs. Lyman Good (Team Tiger Schulmann-176lbs)
    Good via unanimous decision after two rounds – a strong debut for the TSK fighter.

  • Kevin Roddy (Team Renzo-150lbs) vs. Joseph Spataro (Farang Mu Sul-150lbs)
    Roddy via triangle choke/armbar at 2:21 of R2.

  • Tim Deiturriaga (Advance Fighting-203lbs) vs. Garrett Carmondy (Pitts Penn-193lbs)
    Carmondy via KO at 0:17 of the first round.

  • Scott Molloy (Team Rhino-170lbs) vs. Steve Macabe (Fight Factory-172lbs)
    Macabe via rear choke at 4:03 of Round 2 – this one was all about Macabe's vicious ground-and-pound.

  • James "Binky" Jones (Team Ground Control-166lbs) vs. Erik Uresk (Brighton Beach Wrestling Club-166lbs)
    Jones via Kimura at 3:59 of R1.

  • Mike Iannone (Farang Mu Sul-205lbs) vs. Uriah Hall (Team Tiger Schulmann-204lbs)
    Hall via KO at 0:44 of R1 – Hall was just too much.

  • Ring of Combat 174-pound Championship
    Danny Suarez (Team Rhino-172lbs) vs. Marlon Sims (Farang Mu Sul-174lbs)

    Sims via KO at 1:00 of R1 – a huge upset!

September 23, 2005


Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia

had another packed house at his "COMBAT AT THE CAPITALE"
event on September 23, 2005 at The Capitale in New York
City. Four USKBA and Ring of Combat Championship Title
bouts were sandwiched between an
undercard of Amateur Full Contact Kickboxing and Thaiboxing
action and a Main Event that had two unbeaten professional
kickboxers going toe to toe with each other.

In the Main Event, scheduled
for four rounds of Professional Full Contact Kickboxing (165
lb limit), former USKBA Amateur Full Contact Kickboxing
Super Middleweight World Champion JAMES ONNIKIAN
off against former USKBA Amateur Full Contact Kickboxing
Light Heavyweight World Champion ERIC PINARRETA
. Both
fighters had terrific amateur kickboxing careers and both
fighters were making their marks in professional kickboxing
with 3-0 records. As expected, both these fighters gave
everything they had in this fight. This bout went the
distance with Pinarreta winning the split decision.

In a scheduled 4 Round
Professional bout for the Ring of Combat Muay Thai Light
Heavyweight Regional Championship Title
TKO at 2:49 of Round 1.

In a scheduled 5 Round
Professional bout for the Ring of Combat Full Contact
Kickboxing Bantamweight International Championship Title

DEVON "The Energizer" CORMACK defeated MATT LYALL by TKO
at 2:00 of Round 3. The doctor stopped the fight before the
beginning of Round 4.

In a scheduled 3 Round bout
for the USKBA Amateur Full Contact Kickboxing Super
Welterweight Regional Championship Title
decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).

In a scheduled 3 Round bout
for the USKBA Amateur Female Full Contact Kickboxing
Featherweight Tri-State Championship Title
decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

In other USKBA
Sanctioned Amateur bouts:

def Justin Greskiewicz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28,

def Christian Liebl by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27,


def Rebecca de la Motte by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27,

Full Contact Kickboxing
def David Gonzalez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).

def Aaron Meisner by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27,

def Tony Flores by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).

Full Contact Kickboxing
def Brittany Farah by TKO at 1:21 of Round 1.

Full Contact Kickboxing

def Carl Beams by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27).

def Naomi Wolf by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).

Full Contact Kickboxing
Matt Augenstein and Mike Rifkin fought an

event marked the first appearance of former Kickboxing
CHRIS "The Cannon" WAGNER as a USKBA Certified
. With a job well done, we expect to see him on
future USKBA Sanctioned events. Professional bouts
were sanctioned by WKA-USA.
Amateur bouts were USKBA Sanctioned. Participating
Louis Neglia Martial Arts Academy, Tiger
Schulmann’s Karate, Extreme Muay Thai Academy, Cool Hearts
Muay Thai Club, , Sampalis Kickboxing, Ray Longo Martial
Arts, NY Integrated Martial Arts Academy, Gargiulo
Kickboxing, WAT Gym, 5 Points Fitness, Shaolin Self Defense
Center, Ardon’s Sweet Science Gym, Philly MMA, Zarko
Academy, Cormack Kickboxing, Atlas Gym
. USKBA Event
Representative and Scorekeeper
; Liana Walters.
Referees; Fred Fitzgerald, Fred Corritone, Chris
. Judges; Miguel Almonte, Frank Barroso,
Fred Corritone, Fred Fitzgerald
. Kickcounters;
Ron Isaac, John Oday. Ring Announcer and
Peter Neglia.

For information on future USKBA ACTION
SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia
call 718-372-9089, or visit his website at

June 10, 2005

Combat at the Capitale
by Eric Joza

Louis Neglia has done it again. Combat at the Capitale was a huge success. Great fight of Muay Thai & Kickboxing keeping a sellout crowd at the edge of their seats throughout the night.

Here are the full results of the 14 bouts:

Men's Kickboxing 140lb Limit -Mike Rifken (Garguilo kickboxing) vs Vinny Chapple (NY Sanda Team) Winner: Mike Rifkin via Unanimous decision after 2 three minute rounds.

Women's Kickboxing 135lb Limit -Andrea DeAngelo (Zarko Academy) vs Brittany Kriet (Eternal Martial Arts) Winner: Andrea DeAngelo via TKO at 1:58 of the first round – DeAngelo overwhelmed her opponent .

Mens Muay Thai 130lb Limit -Nicholas Pace (Team TSK) vs Little T (Extreme Team) Winner: Little T via unanimous decision after 3 rounds of good back & forth action. These two guys were relentless.

Men's Kickboxing 185lb Limit -Alexus Caban (USAKKA) vs Jake Shaper (Eternal Martial Arts) Winner: Alexus Caban via KO at :52 seconds of the first round. Caban's heavy hands ended this one quickly.

Women's Muay Thai 110lb Limit -Naomi Wolff (5 Points Fitness) vs Evelyn Guzman (Kru Phil Nurse, Wat Gym) Winner: Evelyn Guzman via split decision.

Men's Kickboxing 144lb Limit -Mark Fileccia (Atlas Gym) vs Martin McKlin (B. Warriors) Winner: Mark Fileccia via unanimous decision.

Men's International Bout 162 Limit- Nick Malta (Garguilo Kickboxing) vs Rob Wells (5 Points Fitness) Winner: Rob Wells via unanimous decision, Wells leg kicks turned the momentum.

Men's Muay Thai 150lb Limit -Neil Gonzalez (Team Tiger Schulman) vs Marcos Antebi (5 Points Fitness) Winner: Marcos Antebi via unanimous decision.

Men's Kickboxing 155lb Limit -Julio Cesar Flores (Neglia Competition Team) vs John Tesoriero (Team Sucgang) Winner: Julio Cesar Flores via unanimous decision, this was a see-saw battle in which Flores out-punched his opponent.

Woman's Muay Thai 131lb Limit- Munah Holland (Team Tiger Schulman) vs Kristine (Extreme Team) Winner: Kristine via split decision.

Men's Muay Thai 175lb Limit -Artie Moyano (Team Tiger Schulman) vs Andrew Rivera (Kru Phil Nurse, Wat Gym) Winner: Andrew Rivera via split decision after 3 hard fought rounds.

International Challenge Women's Bout130lb Limit – Kat Diaz (Team Tiger Schulman) vs Hilary Mack (Scotland, Caledonian Muay Thai) Winner: Kat Diaz via TKO at 1:24 or the third round. Mack showed heart but was overwhelmed by Diaz in the third.

Men's Kickboxing Main Event 167lb Limit -James Onnikain (Longo Competition Team) vs Marlon Sims (California, FMS-TVT) Winner: James Onnikain via unanimous decision after a 4 round war, good finale.

Louis Neglia's next Ring of Combat MMA event will be in Atlantic City in August of 2005. Check Upcoming Events for more info.

May 21, 2005


The first "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" event was held in October 2004. On May 21, 2005, USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia (see photo at left) held his second "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" event. This time, the amateur Junior bouts in Thaiboxing and Full Contact Kickboxing, were held at the spacious New Brunswick Boxing Gym in New Brunswick, New Jersey. By the success of the first two "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" events, there should be many more to come. In fact Promoter Louis Neglia says "I want to do four of these events each year" (in addition to his "RING OF COMBAT" and "COMBAT AT THE CAPITALE" events). How does one measure 'success' when all the competitors are under the age of 18? The answer is simple. By the look on the fighters' faces before and after the event. Although some go home disappointed, their training studios put the emphasis on gaining 'ring experience'. Win, lose or draw, the experience that is gained by competing on one of these events can never be simply taught in the classroom. All competitors come away winners. These "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" are not sitting on the sidelines…they are in the ring gaining valuable experience. These "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" are the future of the sport.

The time and number of rounds of the bouts vary by the age of the competitors. For the youngest competitors, a typical bout can be 2 one minute rounds not scored. It can then go up to 2 one and a half minute rounds graduating to 3 two minute rounds that are scored. It any event, the action is second to none. Competitors on "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" events give their all and the audience members are most enthusiastic.

The results are as follows:
KATLYN CHOOKAGIAN (16 yrs old) def Andrea DeAngelo (17 yrs old) by split decision.
RAUL GONZALEZ (13 yrs old) def Vivek Singh (14 yrs old) by unanimous decision.
BRANDON HAZE (17 yrs old) def Charlie Otero (15 yrs old) by unanimous decision.
Full Contact Kickboxing
JIMMIE RIVERA (15 yrs old) def Chris Manzi (14 yrs old) by unanimous decision.
CARMINE SUPPA (16 yrs old) def Nathaniel Fernando (16 yrs old) by referee stoppage.
Full Contact Kickboxing
STEPHEN REGMAN (13 yrs old) def Al Boehm (14 yrs old) by unanimous decision.
RUDOLPH STARACE (14 yrs old) def Jon-Michael Holland (15 yrs old) by split decision.
DARRYL HAZE (14 yrs old) def Anthony Craparo (14 yrs old) by unanimous decision.
Alec Weisbrot (8 yrs old) and Billy Borkofsky (7 yrs old) exhibited their Thaiboxing talent.
Elijah Davis (8 yrs old) and Hunter Sharf (9 yrs old) exhibited their Thaiboxing talent.
Ayinde Alexander (10 yrs old) and D.J. Tirelli (9 yrs old) exhibited their Thaiboxing talent.
Elijah Abdel-Razeq (7 yrs old) and Troy Rafulowitz (8 yrs old) exhibited their Thaiboxing talent.
Joseph Accabascio (12 yrs old) and Anthony Carlo (12 yrs old) exhibited their Thaiboxing talent.

Participating studios were; Tiger Schulmann Karate, Zarko Academy, Gargiulo Kickboxing, Pitts Pen and Advanced Fighting Systems. The referee was Kuhn Fred Fitzgerald. The judges were Donnie Carolei, Kuhn Fred Fitzgerald and Liana Walters. The scorekeeper was Liana Walters.

March 19, 2005


To all the fans that braved the cold and windy atmosphere of the old summer resort area of Asbury Park on New Jersey's shore, the end justified the means. On March 19, 2005, they came to the Asbury Park Convention Hall to see a top notch MMA event and they left content. The Main Event of USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia's (Louis Neglia Martial Arts) "RING OF COMBAT 8" featured LAURA d'AUGUSTE defending her Ring of Combat/USKBA MMA Welterweight Championship Title. The Featured Bout, saw JAMES GABERT defending his Ring of Combat/USKBA MMA Cruiserweight Championship Title. The undercard featured quality MMA bouts with displays of technique and power.

In the Main Event, scheduled for three 5 minute rounds, Ring of Combat/USKBA MMA Welterweight Champion LAURA d'AUGUSTE went against ROXANNE MODAFFERI. Modafferi was coming off an impressive win. d'Auguste was coming off a successful title defense. On paper, Modafferi seemed to be d'Auguste's toughest opponent to date. This provided to be true as this bout went the distance. At the end of three 5 minute rounds, the unanimous decision went to Laura d'Auguste, who retains her Ring of Combat/USKBA MMA Welterweight Championship Title.

In the Featured Bout, scheduled for three 5 minute rounds, Ring of Combat/USKBA MMA Cruiserweight Champion JAMES GABERT squared off against DAVID PORTER. It had been some time since Gabert's last title defense. Gabert is one of the toughest fighters in his weight division. Porter, with an undefeated amateur record, came into the fight confident that he could hang with Gabert and possibly take the title from him. Gabert proved to be too much for Porter. This bout was over at 3:25 of Round 1 as Gabert applied armbar and kept the pressure on forcing Porter to tapout. Gabert retains his Ring of Combat/USKBA MMA Cruiserweight Championship Title.

In other action:

Super Middleweights
ELVIS GARCIA def Jojo Guarin by unanimous decision.
CARLOS RODRIGUEZ def Anthony Vetro by submission (armbar) at 1:59 of Round 1.
JOE ANDUJAR def Joseph Spataro by unanimous decision.
Super Cruiserweights
MIKE IANNONE def Peter Storm
by submission (armbar) at 3:55 of Round 1.
Super Welterweights
ROB GUARINO def Anthony Spataro
by submission at 4:16 of Round 1.

USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia had his hands full with this event. A last minute venue change added to the suspense of having this event go on. As they say, "The show must go on"… and go on it did. Promoter Lou Neglia pulled everything together and the fans in attendance were treated to a superb MMA event. The event was held under the auspices of the New Jersey Athletic Control Board, Larry Hazzard, Commissioner, and sanctioned by USKBA ACTION SPORTS. Special thanks to referees Kevin Mulhull and Dan Miragliotta. Participating studios included; Teak TSK, New England Submission Fighting, Team Renzo Gracie, East End Martial Arts, Dragon Gate Martial Arts, Pitt's Penn, Team Serra-Longo, Combined Martial Arts, Eternal Martial Arts, Inazuma Te Ryu and Team Ground Control.

Louis Neglia's next Ring of Combat MMA event will be in Atlantic City in August of 2005. Check Upcoming Events for more info.

February 11, 2005

Two Bombardiers from Japan compete at the Capitale (A landmark site in NYC) A spectacular show in a spectacular place! The honors belong to Louis Neglia, Promoter, and the Palatial Capitale in New York City, site of Neglia's splendid February 11th kickboxing event. It was the perfect showcase for glory. Action and space were an ideal fit. An architecht whose life was featured in James Cagney's final film, Ragtime, built the Capitale in the 19th century. Corinthian columns, venetian glass, marble mosaic floors and sixty-five feet high ceilings make it look like a grand gold temple styled in the best of taste with a genuinely awesome atmosphere. The 40,000 square foot Capitale was sold out and packed with wildly enthusiastic fans who witnessed a night of the most dramatic and skilled Kickboxing and Muay Thai imaginable. The quality of the action was remarkebly consistent, considering there were 14 battles, professional and amateur, of men and women in many weight divisions. Fighting enginuity and brave hearts were in evidence all night. This is one of those rare instances of a claim that sounds too good to be true being nonetheless valid. Had an exit poll been taken of the fans leaving the Calitale after the show, it would have reflected a uninanimous sense that a finer display of athleticism and artistry in Martial Arts is simply not available anywhere else. Some of the contests were intensely anticipated for years. Two of Japan's most powerful fighters made the ten thousand mile trip for what they knew was the chance of a lifetime These were the results of the WKA USKBA sanctioned event: Results:

Thai Boxing DIMITRY SHIRGANOV def Corey Miller by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Thai Boxing MARCOS ANTEBI def Luke Lang by TKO at 1:24 of Round 3 (doctor stoppage due to nose injury).
Thai Boxing KENT MARTIN def Alan Nyrthel by majority decision (28-27, 28-28, 28-27) Full Contact Kickboxing MICHELLE BUZAN def Adina Lopez by TKO at 2:00 of Round 1.
Full Contact Kickboxing CARL BEAMS def Chris Suder by TKO at 1:08 of Round 2 (referee stoppage). Thai Boxing SOFIA GEGOVIC def Andrea DeAngelo by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).
Thai Boxing JOE DIABLE def Mike Saracino by KO at 1:18 of Round 1. Full Contact Kickboxing NICK MALTA def Steven Castelli by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27). Thai Boxing MOHAMED ARMED def Andrew Wilson by split decision (28-29, 28-27, 28-28).
Full Contact Kickboxing ALEXIS CABAN def Jake Shaper by TKO at 1:42 of Round 2 (referee stopage). Thai Boxing GIZELY ANDREAD def Chi Yoon Chung by unanimous decision (30-28, 29-28, 30-27).
LUKE CUMMO def Alex Xaver by TKO at 1:53 of Round 3.  

In the Championship Bouts… SHENNEN MACEO def Susumu Daiguji by unanimous decision. DEREK RIDDICK def Naoki Samukawn by decision.




An enthusiastic standing room only crowd was on hand to see the action at USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia's "RING OF COMBAT 7" on Saturday, November 20, 2004 at RexPlex Sports Complex in New Jersey. This event featured four RING OF COMBAT/USKBA Championship Title bouts and a super undercard of professional MMA action. The bouts were USKBA ACTION SPORTS sanctioned under the auspices of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, Larry Hazzard, Commissioner.
The first Championship Bout was for the vacant RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Men's Super Cruiserweight Championship Title. This bout was scheduled for 3 five minute rounds and featured DANTE RIVERA (Team Renzo Gracie) going against JOSE RODRIGUEZ (Pitt's Pen). At 4:37 of Round 2, the referee stopped this bout due to unanswered strikes by Rivera on Rodriguez. The winner by TKO (Referee Stoppage) and RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Men's Super Cruiserweight ChampionDante Rivera.
The second Championship Bout was for the vacant RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Women's Welterweight Championship Title. This bout was scheduled for 3 five minute rounds and featured LAURA D'AUGUSTE Team TSK) doing battle against CHRISTINA JENSEN (IMAT Academy). At 4:55 of Round 1, the referee stopped this bout due to unanswered strikes by D'Auguste on Jensen. The winner by TKO (Referee Stoppage) and RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Women's Welterweight ChampionLaura D'Auguste.
The third Championship Bout was for the vacant RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Men's Super Heavyweight Championship Title. This bout was scheduled for 3 five minute rounds and featured CARLOS MORENO (Team Endgame/BAMA) defending his title against TOM MULLER (Serra-Longo Competition Team). At 4:18 of Round 2, Moreno tapped out. The winner by submission and new RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Men's Super Heavyweight Champion Tom Muller.
The fourth Championship Bout was for the vacant RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Men's Middleweight Championship Title. This bout was scheduled for 3 five minute rounds and featured KURT PELLEGRINO (Team Ricardo Almeida) going against JAY R PALMER (Ultimate Ruff Houzers). At 3:16 of Round 1, Palmer tapped out. The winner by submission and RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Men's Super Middleweight ChampionKurt Pellegrino.

In other bouts:

Will Malloy (Team TSK) def Vinnie Sparacino (Luigi's Martial Arts Academy) by unanimous decision (20-17, 20-17, 20-18). Travis Roesler (Pitt's Penn) def Norm Schack (Team Renzo Gracie) by Referee Stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 3:05 of Round 2. John Sivori (Advanced Fighting Systems) def Hazem Ibrahim (Team Renzo Gracie) by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18).

The USKBA Event Representative was Liana Walters. The referees were Kevin Mulhall and Yves Lavigne. The judges were Fred Fitzgerald, Ray Martin and Douglas Crosby. The ring announcer was Peter Neglia. For information on future USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia events, call Louis Neglia Martial Arts at 718-372-9089.


"JUNIOR FIGHTERS" TO FEATURE JUNIOR AND PEE WEE FIGHTERS USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia realizes the importance of working with Junior age fighters. Juniors are fighters that are under 17 yrs of age. Not only does Promoter Neglia work with Junior fighters, but he has now come up with a Junior fighters event entitled "JUNIOR FIGHTERS". This event will take place this Saturday, October 23, 2004 at RexPlex Sports Complex in Elizabeth NJ. "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" is scheduled to have fighters doing battle in Full Contact Kickboxing and Thaiboxing. The fighters will range in age from 6 yrs old to 15 yrs old. You heard that right… 6 yrs old. We've even given fighters under 10 yrs of age their own division… the Pee Wee Division. After the success of the Pee Wee Division at the 2004 USKBA ACTION SPORTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, we are sure we'll see more and more of them on future USKBA Sanctioned events. "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" is scheduled to have fighters from Team TSK, Borodin's Gym, Derek Riddick's Gym, Eternal Martial Arts, Family Martial Arts and other studios. Team TSK is bringing fighters from their Watchung NJ, Staten Island NY, Great Neck NY, Hackensack NJ, Islandia NY, Bethlehem PA, Dix Hills NY, Plainview NY and Allentown PA locations. Many of Borodin's Gym Pee Wee fighters have participated in past events. All fighters should watch these Pee Wee and Junior fighters. Everyone in the Tri State area should watch these Pee Wee and Junior fighters. After watching the talent and technique of these fighters, one can only walk away shaking their head and muttering "WOW!" For tickets and information, call USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia at 718-372-9089.


STANDING ROOM ONLY CROWD DELIGHTED AT "COMBAT AT THE CAPITALE" ACTION USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia held his second event at The Capitale in New York City on October 8, 2004. And what a terrific event "COMBAT AT THE CAPITALE" was. The standing room only crowd witnessed some terrific Thaiboxing and Full Contact Kickboxing bouts. In accordance with current New York State Athletic Commission laws, The amateur bouts were sanctioned by the USKBA and the professional bouts were sanctioned by WKA-USA. The Capitale is one of the classiest venues in New York. The tremendously high ceilings and the interior decorations lend this venue an aura of lavishness. And set in middle of this extravagant venue is the ring where battle took place between well seasoned combatants. What a fitting beginning to "COMBAT AT THE CAPITALE" to have two kid fighters from Team TSK and Borodin's Gym put on a non-stop Thaiboxing exhibition. DJ Terelli and Daniel Chpatchev action set the pace for the balance of the bouts. In USKBA Amateur Action: Full Contact Kickboxing CARL BEAMS def Efrain Hernandez by TKO at 2:00 of Round 1 (Doctor Stoppage). Full Contact Kickboxing CARLOS ESPINOSA def Alexis Caban by split decision (29-27, 30-26, 27-28). Full Contact Kickboxing MICHELLE BUZAN and ADINA LOPEZ fought to a draw (30-27, 28-28, 28-29). Full Contact Kickboxing NICK MALTA def David Davis by TKO at 1:52 of Round 2 (Referee Stoppage). Full Contact Kickboxing RON PISANO def Jacob Schaper by KO at 1:19 of Round 1. Full Contact Kickboxing Raul Nuncio and Luke Cummo fought an exhibition. Thaiboxing DANIEL SUAREZ def Dominic Piscicelli by TKO at 1:07 of Round 3 (Doctor Stoppage). Thaiboxing LUIS RAMOS def Matthew Berman by TKO at 1:34 of Round 2 (Referee Stoppage). Thaiboxing Jonesly Theus and Thomas Anikiewicz fought an exhibition. Thaiboxing LUKE LANG def Eric Armington by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28). In WKA-USA Professional Action: Kat Diaz def Sandra Bastian by majority decision. Derek Riddick def Mike Thomas by TKO at 1:32 of Round 1. Sokhim Or def Shennen Maceo by unanimous decision. Special thanks to; USKBA Representative and Scorekeeper Liana Walters, Referees Fred Fitzgerald, Tony Chiarantano and Jim Gargiulo, Judges Frank Barroso, Miguel Almonte and Simon Burgess, Kick Counters Ron Isaac and Maurice Elbaz, Announcer Peter Neglia and JENNA…Fashion Model. For additional coverage of the WKA-USA (Brian Crenshaw, President) bouts, visit their website at For information on future USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia events, call 718-372-9089.


CAESERS PALACE, ATLANTIC CITY – LANE RETAINS USKBA KICKBOXING WORLD TITLE AND MMA REIGNS SUPREME ON "RING OF COMBAT 4" USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia's "RING OF COMBAT 4", held at Caesars Atlantic City on August 15, 2003, produced non stop MMA and Full Contact Kickboxing action for the Standing Room Only crowd. The USKBA Full Contact Kickboxing Super Lightweight World Championship Title was on the line with Champion TIM “Bring The Pain” LANE defending his title against ERIK "The Hurricane" MARSHALL. Lane truly lived up to his nickname. This fight was action packed from start to finish! Round One opened with a very short feeling out process as these two fighters exchanged kicks and punches. By the middle of the round, Marshall was landing more punches and kicks. Shortly after, Lane turned up the heat and landed some solid shots staggering Marshall. In Round Two, Marshall was ready to wage war. The two exchanged punches, but it was Lane that controlled the ring landing relentless body shots. Round Three was more of the same, these two warriors exchanged strong punches and kicks. In Round Four, Lane landed some powerful kicks to the body followed by more big punches. Lane trapped Marshal in the corner and began to tear him with a barrage of body and head shots dropping Marshall. Referee Jim Garguilo counted to ten before Marshall was able to get up. The winner, and still champion, by KO 1:59 of Round Four …Tim “Bring The Pain" Lane. Now on to the Mixed Martial Arts Action. All bouts were scheduled for three 5 minute rounds. The night opened up with an explosive bout between DEREK JOHNSON and GREG KILLIAN for the Battle of the Cruiserweights. Johnson was relentless with his take downs. Killian was able to defend some with solid punches, but Johnson was able to take him to the mat several times. After some exchanges on the ground the fighters were stood back up by the referee. The two exchanged punches. Killian connected with a big right hand sending Johnson to the mat. As Killian followed up, Johnson nearly fell out of the ring. The referee stopped the match and restarted the fighters in the middle of the ring. Johnson was able to regain his composure and weather the storm. In Round Two, Johnson was able to take Killian to the mat and throw some heavy punches from Killian’s half guard. Round Three was just as exciting. At the opening of the round, Johnson shot in for the double leg as Killian quickly tried for the guillotine choke. When they hit the ground, Killian switched to a Kimaura attempt, but Johnson walked right out of it. Killian was however able to roll Johnson and gain top control. Once on top, Killian landed some heavy body shots then attempted an arm bar. Johnson, in order to escape the arm bar, rolled out of the ring. The fighters were stood up once again. For the remainder of the round the two exchanging punches. Johnson scored another takedown. The fighters were brought to their feet several times. The fight went to the Judges' Scorecards and the decision went to the winner by split decision …Greg Killian. The second bout of the night was The Battle Of the Women. LAURA d'AUGUSTE vs. TANYA VLAHAC. This fight was a real show of skill and heart from both women. At the opening of Round One, they met in the center of the ring and traded punches. After a brief exchange, Laura started landing solid shots straight down the middle, as Tanya tried to cover up. After weathering that storm, Tanya began firing back and found herself once again trading blows with Laura. By the end of Round One, Tanya’s face was beat red and her eye was swollen, but that didn’t slow her down. Round Two resembled Round One. Laura was clearly controlling the fight landing just about everything she threw. Tanya attempted a few take downs but was unsuccessful. Round Three was another exciting round. The two exchanged punches and kicks once again, but it was Laura that would walk away victorious. The winner by doctor stoppage at 1:58 of Round Three …Laura d'Auguste. Next up was the Battle of the Heavyweights. TOM MULLER vs JOHN ROTONDELLA. This bout opened with an awesome display of skill by Muller. He opened the round with a beautiful high round kick, followed by a solid leg kick and a double leg take down. Rotondella gained half guard, but Muller was able to pass and get side mount then full mount where he rained down punches. Rotondella tried to escape but Muller was able to take his back and lock in a rear naked choke. The winner by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:37 of Round One …Tom Muller. The next bout was a Superfight featuring JOSE RODRIGUEZ vs EDSON CARVALHO. As no surprise, Rodriguez came out throwing heavy leather. Seconds into Round One, Rodriguez connected with a solid right buckling the legs of Carvalho. Rodriguez then threw Carvalho to the ground and began throwing heavy punches. As Carvalho regrouped, Rodriguez brought the fight back to their feet. After a brief exchange, Carvalho scored a single leg takedown. Carvalho gained top control and applied a compression choke, smothering Rodriguez with his chest. The winner by Submission (compression choke) at 1:31 of Round One …Edson Carvalho. The Rematch between LUKE CUMMO and DAVID TIRELLI. These two met at the last "RING OF COMBAT" where the match was stopped by the doctor for a cut on the nose of Tirelli. In Round One, the fighters traded punches and take downs. Cummo attempted some submissions but Tirelli was able to easily defend. In Round Two, after another brief exchange, Tirelli pulled guard and attempted a guillotine choke. Cummo pops his head out and the two stand back up. Tirelli throws a knee. Cummo catches it and takes Tirelli down. Cummo lands some big punches from the guard of Tirelli before passing to side mount. Tirelli tries to defend and Cummo takes his back. Tirelli reverses it and ends up in Cummo’s guard throwing punches of his own. Early In Round Three, Tirelli lands some big punches on what seemed to be an exhausted Cummo. Shortly after that Cummo connects with some solid punches of his own rocking Tirelli . This bout went to the Judges' Scorecards and the decision went to the winner by unanimous decision …David Tirelli. "RING OF COMBAT" Super Light Heavyweight Championship. PETER “Drago” SELL  vs. CHRIS LIGUORI. In Round One, both fighters quickly went to the ground with Sell in the guard of  Liguori. They traded punches on the ground with Sell getting the better of the exchange. Sell worked on passing Liguori’s guard while dropping bombs. Liguori answered back with solid strikes from the bottom. In Round Two, Sell gets a takedown and regains top control. Liguori avoids a Kimaura attempted by Sell and is able to get to his feet, but Sell shoots and takes him to the mat with a double leg. Liguori reverses and takes top control landing some big punches of his own. Sell was able to get off of his back and tried to double leg Liguori. Liguori was able to sprawl, hold control and land a few more punches until the end of the round. Round Three was the best round. There was non stop action. Liguori lands a couple of punches before Sell double legs him and gains side control and connects with some solid punches. Sell made a few submission attempts. Liguori escapes them and lands more punches. Liguori stands but Sell quickly takes him back down. They get back up, clinch and fall back to the mat and Liguori gets side control and drops big punches. They stand back up and as Sell goes for another take-down, the bell rings putting an end to this awesome fight. The winner, and champion, by split decision …Peter “Drago” Sell. "RING OF COMBAT" Cruiserweight Championship. Champion JAMES GABERT  vs. EDDY ROLON. Round One saw the fighters quickly hitting the mat with Gabert in Rolon’s guard. They were both active with Gabert maintaining top control while Rolon was trying to lock Gabert's leg with his own legs. Eventually they stalemated and the referee stood them back up. Rolon under hooks Gabert's arm and tries to roll him, but Gabert is able to base out and regain top control. In Round Two, Rolon throws a leg kick, Gabert catches it and slams Rolon to the mat. Gabert again takes side mount and throws punches. After Rolon neutralized Gabert's punches, the referee again brings the fighters back to their feet. Gabert landed some strong leg kicks before clinching and going back to the mat with Rolon in Gabert's guard. Rolon then stands out of Gabert's guard and does a front flip to pass guard (this move looked like it came right out of the books of Sakuraba)! Gabert was able to regain top control just before the round ended. In Round Three, the fighters clenched and exchanged knees. Gabert scores another takedown and gets top control once again. Rolon reaches back for an ankle lock but Gabert escapes, takes top control and lands some punches. Rolon again neutralized the punches of Gabert and the referee stands them back up. Rolon tries to pull guard but Gabert gets full mount and starts throwing down punches. Rolon escapes looking for a heel hook. Gabert tries for the same but loses it and lands some good body shots. Seconds later, the round ends. The winner, and still Champion by unanimous decision …James Gabert. Main Event Super Fight. NICKY “The Mad Monkey” SERRA vs RICK McCOY. The fight opened with a brief exchange. The fighters quickly clinch landing some good body shots. Serra showed why he’s called “The Mad Monkey” by jumping into a flying triangle taking McCoy to the mat. Once on the ground, Serra tightened the triangle and threw a barrage of heavy punches to the head of McCoy while occasionally looking over to his corner smiling. McCoy tried to escape but the triangle was too tight and he eventually tapped out. The winner by submission (triangle choke) at 2:58 of Round One …Nicky Serra. All bouts were USKBA ACTION SPORTS Sanctioned under the auspices of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, Larry Hazzard, Commissioner, Sylvester Cuyler, Chief Inspector. The referees were Dan Miragliotta, Kevin Mulhull and Jim Garguilo. The judges were Kuhn Fred Fitzgerald, Shihan Fred Corritone and Master Frank Borosso. Participating studios included; Panza Kickboxing, Hollobaugh's Kickboxing, Team Tiger Schulmann, Serra-Longo Competition Team, Team End Game, Pitt's Pen, Tri-State Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team, Team Renzo Gracie, Total Fitness and Team Prodigy. For information on future "RING OF COMBAT" events, contact USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia at 718-372-9089.

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