5 title fights at ROC 51 on 6/5
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Lou Neglia brings his premier mixed martial arts promotion, Ring of Combat, which has sent over 90 professional fighters to the UFC, back with its 51st installment, featuring five title fights from the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
“It feels good to be back with another stellar card of very talented mixed martial art fighters,” said Neglia. “Don’t miss the opportunity to see five championship fights featuring the ROC champions in their most competitive bouts.”
Fight fans will be able to watch Ring of Combat 51 live from the comfort of their own home, which begins at 8:30pm, thanks to Ring of Combat’s partnership with Go Fight Live.
Ring of Combat has made a name for itself unlike any other MMA promotion by being the platform that launched the careers of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, former UFC champion Matt Serra, along with Frankie Edgar, Al Iaquinta, Uriah Hall, Costas Philippou, Edson Barboza, Ryan Laflare.
“This is an opportunity to see Ring of Combat fighters in what could possibly be their last fight with Ring of Combat before they break out to global stardom,” said Lou Neglia.
Set to return for action at Ring of Combat 51 is the the highly regarded and current undefeated Ring of Combat bantamweight champion, Julio Arce (7-0) of Queens, NY, who puts his title on the line for the third time against Ontario’s Mike Imperato (7-1) who is on a four-fight win streak.
Coming off an impressive title winning first round KO, Oluwale “Holy War Angel” Bamgbose (4-0) of New York, NY returns to take on his toughest challenge yet as he looks to defend his Ring of Combat middleweight title against MMA vet, Mike Stewart (9-6).
In a battle of the undefeated, newly crowned Ring of Combat welterweight champion Randy “Rude Boy” Brown (3-0) will take on Vlad Popovskiy (3-0) for Ring of Combat gold.
Former NCAA Division I wrestling champion and four-time All American, Gregor Gillespie (4-0) of Wantagh, NY will take on battle tested George “Lights Out” Sheppard (15-10) of Newport News, Va for the Ring of Combat regional lightweight title.
Coming of a spectacular first round win at Ring of Combat 50, Mike Santiago (13-9) returns to defend his Ring Of Combat regional featherweight title against the very dangerous Mervin Rodriguez (7-8-1).
The Ring of Combat 51 non title bouts are:
Nick Pace (6-3) vs Robert Walker (4-4)
Kyle Cerminara (3-0) vs Azamat Murzakanov (1-0)
Max Bohanan (3-0) vs TBD
Pat Defranco (4-3-1) vs Lashawn Alcocks (4-3)
Frank Buenafuente (2-3) vs Tim Dooling (0-1)
Michael Elshamy (2-1) vs Shedrick Goodridge (6-8)
Anthony Genovese (5-2) vs Meshack Adams(12-2)
Karl Roberson (3-0) vs Chike Obi (1-0).
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Ring of Combat 51 will take place June 5th at the world famous Tropicana Casino and Resort showroom.
Doors @ 8:00 PM / Fights @ 8:30 PM.
Tickets are priced reasonably between $50 and $125 and can be purchased at the Ring of Combat website, the Tropicana Box Office or any TicketMaster outlets.
This is sure to be another sell-out event, so get your tickets TODAY!
Visit www.gfl.tv where you can purchase the live online stream of ROC 51.