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.
In his 30th outing, Lou pulled out all the stops. The main event was an explosive championship matchup between Mike Medrano of AMA Fight Club and Ryan LaFlare, Ring of Combat’s 170 pound champion, who trains out of the Bellmore Kickboxing Academy. Medrano came out gunning and landed some big shots, but the champ was able to shake them off and land some monster shots of his own, stopping the gutsy Medrano with a knee and punches for the TKO win.
Ryan LaFlare is going places, possibly even to the UFC. Lou feels that LaFlare has a great chance of becoming yet another Ring of Combat fighter to join the Ultimate Fighting Championship. And he should know…an astounding 40 of his ROC fighters have gone on to the UFC, including champions Matt Serra and Frankie Edgar. The undefeated LaFlare would make excellent addition that very exclusive club.
The rest of the card also delivered as champions were crowned and reputations made. Some standout names included Uriah Hall, out of Tiger Shulman’s MMA and Edson Barboza, out of the Armory. These guys destroyed their very worthy opponents, and showed just how deep Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat talent pool is.
Here are the official results:
Jason Lee vs. David Church
Church wins unanimous decision .
Giedrius Karavackas vs. Chris Wing
Wing wins via KO punch at 1:14 of second round.
J.A. Dudley vs. Tom DeBlass Ref Mulhall
DeBlass wins unanimous decision.
James Jenkins vs. Mike Prokop Jenkins win via KO punch at 3:45 of round one.
Ariel Sepulveda vs. Carlos Brooks Brooks win majority decision.
Adolfo Sanchez vs. Ryan Vaccaro Vaccaro wins unanimous decision.
Liam Kerrigan vs. Ed Guedes .
Guedes wins via TKO referee stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 2:41 of round two.
CHAMPIONSHIPS-THREE ROUNDS OF FIVE MINUTES (PLUS ONE 5 MINUTES ROUND IF A DRAW AFTER 3 ROUNDS)
Shennen Maceo vs. Lester Caslow
This contest was scratched.
Marcelo Giudici vs. Edson Barboza
Barboza wins via verbal tap due to leg kicks at 3:01 of round one.
135 Steve DeAngelis vs. Nick Pace
Pace wins via d'arce choke at 3:03 of round one.
Roger Carroll vs. Uriah Hall
Hall fined $100 weight penalty, paid to Carroll.
Hall wins via tap, fighter chooses to retire, at 2:41 of round one.
170 Mike Medrano vs. Ryan LaFlare
LaFlare wins via TKO referee stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 4:07 of round one.