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Lou Neglia to Dana White: Take these three, NOW!
A sold-out crowd witnessed a tremendous night of action at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey for Ring of Combat 58. The crowd was so energetic at times, it was hard to hear the timekeeper at the end of rounds…and for good reason. The eleven bout card had fans on the edge of their seats with the back and forth action. Fight fans let it be known, you are guaranteed two things when you go to a ROC show, you’ll get your money’s worth and a look at the next generation of MMA.
With that being said, Dana White and the rest of the UFC brass should take notice of three current ROC National Champions.
“Every fight was great but take notice on Julio Arce, Sidney Outlaw, and Merab Dvalishvili,” said Neglia. “These three had strong title performances at ROC 58 with Arce being the first ever ROC champion in two different weight classes. Not only will they be in the UFC, but they will be successful. Dana and his matchmakers should definitely take notice of this group. Take these three now!”
Starting with no financial backing, Ring of Combat has grown into one of the top regional promotions gaining national and international attention. To this day, it is the longest running show in Atlantic City and continues to produce new talent.
Success isn’t easy in the fight business, but after 50 events you begin to develop a formula and an approach to each event with special attention to the fighters. As a former world champion, Lou has great respect for the fighters who compete for Ring of Combat. To him, they are pursuing their passion and that is one of the most important things you can do in life.
That doesn’t mean you’ll get an easy pass when you step in the cage for ROC. There are no easy fights. Lou firmly believes that tough fights make tough fighters and that is evident as the UFC has picked up fighters from ROC with 9-5 records as opposed to fighters who were 10-0. In some cases, ROC has produced super fights where both the winner and loser received a call from the UFC scouts. Two examples would be Chris Weidman vs Uriah Hall and Chris Wade vs Frankie Perez. All four are signed by the UFC with Weidman becoming the middleweight champion joining ROC alumni Matt Serra and Frankie Edgar who also became UFC champions.
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.
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
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
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
Check out the results from last weekends Combat at the Capitale 39.
Kris Anders over
Rebecca Bryggman over
Ed Smart over
Mike Doherty over
Jamie Butcher vs
Justin Muslija over
Robert Varricchio over
Brian Mayer over
Millenium Title Defense
Jennie Nedell over
Brandon Cuttino over
Zarrukh Adashev over
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