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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“.
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- Julio Germain (Maxum BJJ) vs Wendell Sneed ( Carnicella MMA) – Winner: Sneed via 2nd rnd TKO
- Dashawn Boatwright (MMA Institute) vs Jashua Marsh (Long Island MMA) – Winner: Boatwright via 1st rnd TKO
- Tevin Cooke (MMA Institute) vs James Gonzalez (Serra Longo Fight Team) – Fight Cancelled: Cooke could not compete due to complications from weight cut
- Jerome Mickle (Striking 101) vs Nick Fiore (Bellmore kickboxing MMA) – Winner: Mickle via 1st rnd TKO
- Tony Gravely (Tech Top Team) vs Merab Dvalishvili (Serra Longo Fight Team) – Winner Dvalishvili via Judges Decision
- 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)
- MIDDLE WEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – Russian Melikov (Team K Dojo) vs Willie Hosch (Team R.O.C.) – Winner: Melikov via Judges Decision
- 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
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
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
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)
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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:
•Brian Kelleher (title still vacant as Kelleher missed weight)
See below for quick fight results provided by New York Fighting.
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.
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
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 GFL.tv 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.
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
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 Brooklyn, NY, Andrea 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 Namin. Manny 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).
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.
Written by New York Fighting / Contributing Editor Kyle Antonelli
Photos by Matt Culley & Kevin Smith[caption id="attachment_1716" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Lou Neglia and Andrea DeAngelo[/caption]
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 NewYorkFighting.com 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).[caption id="attachment_1723" align="aligncenter" width="279"] Niko Tsigaras vs Eric Rocha[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1715" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Andrea DeAngelo[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1718" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Justin Muslija vs Preston Fletcher[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1717" align="aligncenter" width="276"] David Moore vs Zarrukh Adashev[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1724" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Jennie Nedell vs Shaena Cox[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1720" align="aligncenter" width="264"] Avaz Achilov vs John Salgado[/caption]