Just when we thought Battle of the Millennium could not get any better, we witnessed an unbelievable card this past Friday (April 13th). From top to bottom these ultra stacked bouts brought the fans to their feet many times throughout the night as these modern day gladiators brought their A-game to The Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. Check below for quick fight results!
Jonathan Valesquez defeats Dom Kul via UD
Paula Verdino defeats Cathlyn Kaskerdal via MD
Joshua Prescott defeats Tai Pierce via UD
Anthony Guillen defeats Jose Garcia via UD
Amir Abduraimov defeats Gustavo Granados via TKO
Charlie Campbell defeats Reginald Carter via TKO
Vinicio Gordillo defeats Dante Goldsmith via UD
Iskandar Usmonov defeats Brian Smiley via TKO
Yulia Guseva defeats Meredith Connelly via UD
Jennie Nedell defeats Chantell Perry via UD
Malik Blake defeats Jason Lee via TKO
Jonathan Di Bella defeats Chris Johnson via KO
Damion Nelson defeats Robert Varrichio via UD
Avaz Achilov defeats Mitch Whitesal via TKO
Winter is not over as it was quite apparent with the weather on March 2nd. The east coast was being bombarded with winter weather advisory alerts all day. Some places were expecting up to two feet of snow. That didn’t stop the fight fans from making the trip to the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was a packed house as people came out in droves to checkout what we would become a fight night classic as Lou Neglia and Dead Serious Promotions put on a tremendous fight card for those who were in attendance.
What can be typical in the fight game, this fight card was not without its bumps in the road. Earlier in the week, the main-event bout between Jeff Lentz and Julian Lane as called off due to Lentz suffering an injury. There were no hard feelings between both warriors as they were still in attendance to watch the fights. The highly anticipated rematch Lane vs Lane is expected to take place at ROC 63 on June 8th.
On fight night, Bill Algeo’s bout with Tevin Cooke was called off just hours before their bout as Cooke became extremely sick and was unable to compete.
For those bouts that did take place they did not disappoint.
The new main event of Taj Abdul-Hakim vs Bradley Desir was a fast paced bout as Desir began aggressively stalking Taj at the opening bell. Seemingly know respect for Taj’s power, Desir fell victim to an explosive head-kick in the first round as Taj made a successful defense of his welterweight title.
The new co-main event was a rematch between two of the best bantamweights on the east coast when Phil Caracappa again took on Brandon Urquijo this time for ROC gold. Just as the first fight, this bout was again close as it appeared Caracappa easily took the first round with Urquijo returning the favor by taking the second. It seemed as if the fight was going to be won in the third. Caracappa began to pull away early in the third round and never let up as he won a unanimous decision and becoming the ROC regional bantamweight champion.
Tommy Espinosa became the new ROC bantamweight national champion when he knocked out William Elliot in the first round.
Full fight-night results are below:
Taj Abdul-Hakim defeats Bradley Desir via 1st round KO
Phil Caracappa defeats Brandon Urquijo via UD
Tommy Espinosa defeats William Elliot via 1st round KO
Wendell Sneed defeats Mike Elshamy via UD
Adam Collarile defeats Sodik Ismoilov via UD
Nick Rodrigues defeats Nick Fiore via UD
Charalampos Grigoriou defeats O’Brayan Ramirez via 1st round KO
Edwin Smart defeats Jonathan Romero via 3rd round Kimura
Jerome Mickle defeats Gilbert Patrocinio via 1st round KO
Andrew Salas defeats Chris Johnson via 3rd round KO
Ring of Combat 27 in New York was a knockout. Fans witnessed the best MMA talent from the east coast when Lou Neglia brought a full amateur card to the big apple! For fight night results, see below. If you want to see all the action, click HERE for video-on-demand!
- Dylan Mantello ( Serra-Longo Comp Team) vs Craig Roio ( Victor’s MMA) – Montello by Unanimous Decision
- Gerard Smith (MMA Institute) vs Stanley Rosa (Renzo Gracie Bronx) – Rosa by Split Decision
- Anastasia Bruce (Next Level MMA) vs Jenn Dugwen Chieng (Renzo Gracie NYC) – Chieng by Unanimous Decision
- Sylvester Murach (Serra-Longo Fight Team) vs Shokrukh Adashov (Lions MMA) – Murach by Split Decision
- John Giordano (Serra-Longo Fight Team) vs Andrew Ball (Neglia Comp Team) – Ball by Unanimous Decision
- Andrew Rodriguez (Victory Martial Arts) vs Josh Sacheti (Dauntless Gym) – Rodriguez by TKO in Rnd 3
- Dennis Buzukja (Serra-Longo Fight Team) vs Vernon McCall (Brooklyn MMA) – Buzukja by KO in Rnd 1
- John Ritter (Serra-Longo Comp Team) vs Jon Potts (Monster MMA) – Potts by Submission via knee bar
- Lauren Braccia (Serra-Longo Fight Team) vs Carsyn Nash (MMA Institute) – Braccia by Unanimous Decision
- Gustavo Granados (Victory Martial Arts) vs Andy Segovia (Tiger Schulman) – Segovia by Split Decision
- Dianna Karavas (Dante Rivera BJJ) vs Taneisha Tennant (Budokan Martial Arts) – Tennant by Unanimous Decision
Another great night for Jiu Jitsu enthusiast as RISE Invitational took center state.
Visit New York Fighting for a full recap and photo gallery. See below for undercard results:
Results by New York Fighting
Image by Angelo Carchesio
-Mike Elshamy (Madama BJJ) defeated Chris Cope (Team Extreme/Monster BJJ) by heel hook
-Aldo Oranville (BK MMA) defeated Ash Elbanna (Lionheart MMA) by heel hook
-Zach Maslany (10th Planet Bethlehem) and Jesus Malaga (Madama BJJ) fought to a 6-minute draw
-Mateo Martinez (Matteo BJJ) defeated Dave Oliveira (Marcelo Garcia) by kneebar
-Drew Hooper (Renzo Gracie NYC) defeated Jon Potts (Monster BJJ) by heel hook
-Sam Micale (Tai Kai BJJ) defeated Jared Torres (Tiger Schulmann’s) by heel hook
-Adam Collarile (914 Krav Maga) and Mike Sullivan (Serra BJJ) fought to a 6-minute draw
-Daniel Hernandez (Renzo Gracie Bronx) defeated Ceasar Munoz (Tiger Schulmann’s) by heel hook
-Kevin Smith (Budokan Martial Arts) and Greg Schiller (LAW MMA) fought to a draw in a gi match
-Andy Segovia (Tiger Schulmann’s) defeated Jon Ritter (LAW MMA) by straight foot lock
-Nick Fiore (Gracie Barra NHP) defeated Mike Casill (Alpha Omega) by twister